Bricolage – Graham Wann, Wallace Meek, Darren Cameron, and Colin Kearney – formed in late 2005, united by their love of Postcard Records’ evergreen “Sound of Young Scotland” and similarly iconoclastic post-punk heroes including Vic Godard and Fire Engines
. In less than two years, the band released three 7-inch singles and toured solidly, sharing stages with the likes of the above-mentioned Godard, a reunited Fire Engines, Franz Ferdinand, even the Sun Ra Arkestra. Bricolage, the album, is the realisation of those singles’ huge promise.
Produced with sparkling economy by former Altered Images guitarist Stephen Lironi, its dozen tracks are the product of its influences, but also a path beyond them. From the swooning romanticism of “Plots are for Cemeteries,” to the lovesick giddiness of “Turn You Over,” to the Northern Soul-style stomp of “The Waltzers,” this is pop full of melody, verve and wit – for a modern world that is about to discover how badly it needed it.
Bricolage may be a new strand in Glasgow’s ongoing musical history, but for Bricolage themselves, this is where their own stunning history truly begins being written.
Tracklist: "Bayonets", "Flowers Of Deceit", "Footsteps", "Plots Are For Cemeteries", "The Spoilsport's Retort", "Looting Takes The Waiting Out Of Wanting", "A Terrible Souvenir", "Turn U Over", "6th Form Poet", "On The Omnibuses", "Sleepwalk To Me" and "The Waltzers".