By Gregor Farquharson (@gregoratlantic)
The Scottish rock music scene is thriving just now, and new band Luna The Professor (formerly The Vistas) from Wishaw, Scotland just show us this. The band, consisting of Johnny Irwin, Eamonn Kelly, Dave McNally and Ross Caldwell, recently released their first EP, “Last Train” which has received nothing but love from their fans so far. The five track EP is just the starting point for the band, featuring catchy riffs and basslines, huge chorus’ and excellent drumming which people would associate with bands with much more experience, but the young band have nailed it.
Highlights on the album include lead single “Questions”, a song with massive sing-along moments, reminiscent of bands such as “Biffy Clyro” and “Twin Atlantic”, both of which from Scotland. The opening track “Hold You” is perhaps my favourite from the band. A song made for small sweaty venues and just going crazy too, it just sounds like the band have written it to be played live. “Class A” is another brilliant, well-produced song from the EP. Starting slower and building up speed, this one would perhaps be best suited to fans of bands like “Catfish and the Bottlemen”.
All in all, this is no amateur EP. It is clear to see the band’s passion for their music, and the effort they have put into perhaps make themselves known in the thriving Scottish music scene.
If you fancy giving the boys some support you can find them on twitter at @LunaTheProfesso as well as facebook under Luna The Professor. The band also play the brand new Motherwell Makes Music festival in March. Tickets start at £10 and are available here.