Listed in Juno as “The epitome of a buy on sight label right now”, the Edinburgh based Athens of the North’s reputation clearly goes before them. Although to go against that statement a little and disagree – AOTN have done everything to earn the ‘buy on sight’ status with the stonkers that they’ve laid up for the past couple of years now.
One of the latest releases from AOTN sees two tracks from Stephen Colebrooke’s little known back catalogue neatly packaged in a 45. Stephen, originating from the Bahamas, exudes the Caribbean bounce in ‘Shake Your Chic Behind’ which takes the A side. Over on the B side is more of an open top 70’s cruiser with ‘Stay Away From Music’ – a shuffler that wouldn’t sound out of place in a percussive Steely Dan catalogue album.
Pick up a copy before they’re out over at the Athens of the North Bandcamp – or take a swing through the subscription!