It is going to be a stellar couple of months for alt-rock releases from the north of the border and whilst the likes of Mogwai may dominate the music press column inches, it could be Halo Tora that make the most waves.
They played out of their skin at Reading, bringing not only massive production of flames, fireworks and a simply beautiful stage set, but they delivered an overwhelmingly powerful performance musically.
It seems that Biffy Clyro's efforts have pulled off with this album. After being announced as the second headliner for the well-known rock based Reading and Leeds festivals the band set to present their new material live on the August bank holiday weekend, when the festival will take place.
Here are four side-project gems that you need to be aware of. If you don't have at least one record by one of these bands in your collection, you need to take a long look at yourself and think about the direction your life is going in.