There’s nothing wrong with songs from the quieter side of the tracks – heck, you’re reading a blog named after an Elliott Smith lyric after all – but there’s still something thrilling about a band who make that change from subtle sensibilities to raucous rock gods. Glasgow-based Sparrow & The Workshop have been long-time favourites of ours and you may well recall the stunning demo submitted to our first compilation back at the start of the Summer. All that restraint has been forgotten now though, replaced instead by two-and-a-half minutes of dirty riffs, forceful percussion and the transfixing, vivacious vocals of front-woman Jill.  We want much, much more of this please. Find out how the rest of the record sounds when Muderopolis is released later this spring via the ever-brilliant Song, By Toad records.

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