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Originally from Carnoustie near Dundee, Glasgow based melodic rockers Recliner have been winding Jim up over the past couple of years as they support Dundee Utd. That hasn't stopped Jim playing them on the Beatscene though, and now that they finally have a Dundee fan in their ranks, they can be safely installed as this week's Beatbreakers! The band have gigged throughout Scotland, including support slots with The Futureheads, Long-View and Bloc Party.(Beatbreakers w/c 14/11/05)


Red Bee Society

Hot tips Red Bee Society are the Beatbreakers, with a track each night on the show. The Glasgow Red Bee Society have released a couple of stunning singles to great critical acclaim. Their second single 'When We Talk Of Horses' made Q Magazine's list of "The Best 100 tracks you shouldn't miss"! Previously compared to Orange Juice, The Beta Band and Radiohead, Red Bee Society's debut album 'We Do These Things Because We Love You' is due for release in April. (Beatbreakers 31/1/05)


The Rich Hill

The Rich Hill (not to be confused with the American comedian - that's Rich Hall!) are currently working on their debut album, provisionally titled "The Innocent Ones". Blending folk, pop and rock, if their stunning EP "Per Lachaise/This Time" is anything to go by, they're surely one of Scotland's most exciting new bands. (Beatbreakers 13/4/03)


The RipOffs

While a name like The RipOffs may suggest a lack of original ideas, this trio of young upstarts from Kirkintilloch actually have a heck of a lot to offer. As Jim says, "When I'm trawling through piles of demos each week, looking for bands with that special spark, it can sometimes be a thankless task. It's made worthwhile when I come across a band like The RipOffs. They might not be the finished article, but if the demo is anything to go by, they've bags of potential. It may be raw, but there are some brilliant tunes bursting out." (Beatbreakers w/c 14/2/05)


The Rising

Glasgow band The Rising lay down some brilliant blues-rock grooves, with hints of early Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and The Music. Following last year's 'Satisfied EP', the 3-piece are set to release a single 'Honeysucker / The Devil & The Foolish Lover'. (Beatbreakers w/c 28/3/05)


The Ronelles

Glasgow band The Ronelles were brought together by a mutual love of Rock 'n' Roll, proudly boasting influences including the Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Jam, Check Berry and The Monkees. Formed earlier this year, the boys are already regulars on the local live scene and have the potential to go all the way. (Beatbreakers w/c 6/12/04)


The Rushes

Edinburgh outfit The Rushes are another Scottish band causing a bit of a stir. Relocating to the banks of Loch Lihnne to record their debut EP 'From Seven Hills', the band confirm their potential with a stunning selection of tunes. Reviewing a recent gig, The Scotsman said, "Not only do this five-piece have tunes that sound worthy of airplay, but live they are a match for anyone on the local circuit. By the time the band closed with a stupendously catchy number called Working For The Weekend, it was clear The Rushes are a band we'll be hearing a lot more of in the future." (Beatbreakers w/c 18/7/05)


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