Boomkat Product Review:
Initially part of the sorely missed 90s Glasgow DIY scene (as part of El Hombre Trajeado), RM Hubbert has since moved over to a more singular sound. The rough indie jangle of his past is all but gone, and in its place is flamenco-flecked solo guitar picking with more in common with James Blackshaw than Urusei Yatsura. Keeping his indie credentials intact however, he offered the CD edition of ‘First & Last’ for a meagre 50 pence when releasing it last year and it’s this sense of universality, of reaching out, that makes it a worthwhile listen. Solo guitar music isn’t always the most engaging experience, but with hand tapped percussion parts and the kind of riffs you’d usually expect to hear in early Mogwai songs (no surprise that he’s a recent touring partner of the Glasgow mainstays) it’s hard not to fall under Hubbert’s spell. Cracking stuff.