It's been a scorcher of a summer so far for Glasgow's Wuh Oh, aka Peter Ferguson, having dropped his latest single, 'Wolverines', on Ryan Hemsworth's Secret Songs label and then procured a much-coveted hometown support slot alongside the mighty DJ Shadow. The 405's Graeme Campbell and Cameron Brisbane accompanied the production wunderkind on a trip to the vegan mecca that is Monorail Music. Check out the photos below.

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Terror Twilight by Pavement is an album in my parents' collection that I was exposed to as a kid, and it has since informed a large part of my taste in harmonic progressions. 'Spit on a Stranger' is a really special track to me. The melody and chord changes in the verses sound timeless, as if they'd always existed somewhere in the ether, waiting for Stephen Malkmus' to pluck them down. 'Carrot Rope' is another all-time classic - it's just so joyous. The interplay between the voices in the opening verse kills me every time.


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The Delgados, in my opinion, are one of the most underrated Scottish bands ever, and The Great Eastern is by far my favourite album of theirs. 'The Past That Suits You Best' is a beautiful track in waltz time that shifts between these eerily sparse drum driven sections and super lush orchestrals. My old flute teacher did the woodwind and brass arrangements on there and absolutely killed it. If you're going to riff on the chord progression from 'Palchabel's Canon', this is how it's done.


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I get bored so easily listening to music unless it's brimming with ideas. Sufjan Stevens' Illinois always keeps my attention, and I'm definitely going to use it as a template when I put together my own album. His use of orchestral elements on this project always reminds me that I need to get my shit together and start working with more instrumentalists. I love it when a track introduces different complementary melodies individually before bringing them together towards the end. For this reason, 'They Are Night Zombies!!' floats my boat entirely.


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When I heard Divers by Joanna Newsom for the first time I knew that I seriously had to up my tune-writing game. I can only really comment on the music as opposed to the lyrics here because I have no fucking clue what she is on about for the most part. Her words work really well phonologically alongside the music, and that's always a major plus for me. There's so much going on melodically in 'Sapokanikan' it blows my mind, and I love how the bass and off-kilter drums sporadically drop in and out as they please. The second half of that track is one of the most rousing things I've heard in a long time. I'm raging I didn't write it myself.


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Tigermilk by Belle & Sebastian was my first favourite album. I remember listening to it three times in a row on a long car journey with my parents one night and by the final listen I was singing my own harmonies over the top of every track. I have this record to thank for getting me into writing music from such a young age. 'We Rule the School' touches me even more now than it did over ten years ago. The repeated line, "do something pretty while you can" is one of my favourites of all time; I'm always conscious that the creativity and inspiration I've been blessed with over the years may fade as I grow older, and I'm desperate to make the most of both while I have the chance.

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