To the best of our knowledge, we’ve never previously premiered anything by a band who’ve appeared on Top Of The Pops, yet rewind to 1996 and Glasgow’s Bis did just that, when they played the genius pop-smash, Kandy Pop. The band went on to have a number of chart busting hits, supported the likes of Bikini Kill, Pavement and The Foo Fighters, and performed the closing credits to The Powerpuff Girls. So basically, they are absolute legends of the Scottish music scene. The band originally broke up in 2003 before reforming in 2009, and in February released their fifth studio album, Slight Disconnects, on the excellent Last Night From Glasgow label, their first new material since 2014. Today we’re premiering the video to the latest single from that record, There Is No Point (Other Than The Point That There Is No Point).
Described by Bis as, “already a live favourite, even though we haven’t played it yet”, listening to There Is No Point, you can see why they’re feeling confident. The track has a frenetic power-pop energy, somewhere between Blur’s punkier moments and Cowtown. It’s sub three minute running time doesn’t stop the band throwing in a series of musical curve balls, the track roars out of the starting block with some Field Music-like vocal interplay, before coming across all Riot Grrrl with Rin’s perfectly attitude-laden vocal, slipping into an electro section and then going into the self-described, “panoramic middle eight”.
Discussing There Is No Point, Bis have suggested the track has been, “kicking about the “to-do” list for while”, if they’ve got perfect, brutal pop-songs this good just knocking about, waiting to be discovered, the triumphant return of Bis looks like it could just keep rolling on.
Slight Disconnects is out now via Last Night From Glasgow. Click HERE for more information on Bis.