The new single “Another Man’s God” from Scottish singer Roy Moller follows his two critically acclaimed 2014 albums on Stereogram, “One Domino” and “My Week Beats Your Year”. The latter, a tribute to Lou Reed, was described a “profoundly moving and inspirational” by Gus Ironside in his five-star Louder Than War review.
Written with occasional collaborator Stevie Jackson, Another Man’s God was first featured live in the studio on Moller’s BBC 6 Music session for Marc Riley where Riley described Moller as “Scotland’s best-kept secret.”
There’s a swagger and restless energy to his music. Moller’s expressive vocals are immediately striking but it’s the mellifluous fuzz drenched guitar sound that sets the tone. The style of skewed jungle pop fuels the fire of the particularly fast drums. You may witness the room spinning after a few listens. This musical concoction is just as intriguing as it is hard to define. The lyrics are playful and mysterious while the repetition of certain lyrics “Another man’s..” helps keep the listener tentatively engrossed. The melody is catchy enough to have you singing along in seconds.
Another Man’s God, was recorded by Moller in his hometown of Dunbar. It combines skittering rhythms, barbed lyrics and jagged guitar. This wonderful recording captures a pulsating atmosphere.