Monthly Archives: September 2003

Graeme Virtue, Sunday Herald, 21.09.03 [3/5]

Although it clocks in at just under half an hour, the debut album from Scottish trio Northern Alliance never sounds rushed. A wistful, laidback, countrified record, it unspools tales of earthquakes and entropy at a pace short of strolling. But … Continue reading

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Colin Somerville, Scotland on Sunday, 21.09.03

This provides pretty much what it says on the cover, with the Scottish three-piece of modest renown offering much to be optimistic about on this promising debut. Certainly, it’s a tad contradictory to follow the melodically boisterous opener ‘Buildings Of … Continue reading

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Trevor Baker, Rock Sound, September 2003

It’s one of those funny quirks of geography that so many Scottish bands seem to make slow, hazy dreamy music that owes its existence to more energetic Americana formed in much sunnier climes. Northern Alliance, for example, sound like a … Continue reading

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Camilla Pia, Kerrang, 20th September 2003 [KKKK]

Scottish trio unleash slow-burning, charts-baiting mini-album. There’s nothing like the sound of a band quite clearly giving the finger to the over produced mainstream, and Northern Alliance do it with an inebriated smile on their faces. The three-piece formed at … Continue reading

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