The Snuts - W.L.
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #173 / 189
User Score
Based on 44 ratings
Liked by 3 people
April 2, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Parlophone Records / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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With an arsenal of emotions, The Snuts manage to invoke a lifetime of feeling in just thirteen bangers that are bursting with adrenaline and melancholy alike.

The Independent

The album feels baggy in places, leaving you wondering if they’re trying too hard to tick every box. But most of the risks the band take pay off. A very promising debut.


On their debut record ‘W.L’, the Scottish band make the case for something a bit more inclusive and down the middle, but never abandon the call of progress.

One of the bright lights leading the explosion of new bands coming from Scotland, the Snuts have always defied expectation and this is no exception. Taking the basic guitar/bass/drum/vocal lineup, they have consistently shown the ability to mix tender songs with raw emotion together with straight ahead Libertines-type punk pop and this album shows their entire range extremely well.

Opening two tracks "Top Deck" and "Always" start the album off as they mean to go on - a ... read more

Just listen to an average 2010s indie rock band for the same type of sound. There are 8000 bands that sound exactly like this. The Snuts need to find an identity that is as unique as their name.
For a new, Scottish band that Parlophone themselves tipped to look out for this year (Which will bank well in the UK Album Chart), their debut album W.L. has finally arrived...And I was disappointed.

W.L.'s main problem is it ticks every indie cliché trickery you may as have heard countless times.
What makes new bands like Vistas, The Magic Gang and Sea Girls more successful is their fresh and relevant indie vibes; even veterans like Biffy Clyro and Maximo Park have turned up a recent, ... read more
Dude, this is borking as fuck. Hate doing this to Scots but it’s like advert music that 15 yo would make. Fuck, this is also so predictable musically. Just using every cliche used by every other arctic monkey copycats
The Scottish band presents an honest record full of catchy rhythms and amazing lyrics is one of those records I listen on repeat over and over again.
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Track List

  1. Top Deck
  2. Always
  3. Juan Belmonte
  4. All Your Friends
  5. Somebody Loves You
  6. Glasgow
  7. No Place I’d Rather Go
  8. Boardwalk
  9. Maybe California
  10. Don’t Forget It (Punk)
  11. Coffee & Cigarettes
  12. Elephants
  13. Sing For Your Supper
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Added on: February 4, 2021