Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Endor (Mark Church, Richard Ferguson, Calum Johnston & David McGinty) is a slow starter. Getting good reviews years ago for their ep's, reckoned to be more talented than Frightened Rabbit, it should take to the middle of 2010 before we saw light of a full blown album. But the wait has given us a stately and well played pop album drafting not at least on more or less obvious elements from jangle-pop and their native scottish folk-rock tradtions. It's a good album that slowly grows you and deserves the repeat button on your music player. I will be looking forward to the follow up and hoping (being my only critic) that David McGinty finds the real potential and spectra in his seemingly potent voice.
Take a listen or buy at bandcamp
I the light of the reissue of Arab Straps first albums they made this quite funny promotion video. Could it be a hint of more to come? Well, we just have to wait and see.
Speaking of Arab Strap. Malcolm Middleton posted "Thank fuck for Withered Hand" on his twitter. What he was thinking of by this comment, I can only speculate. But I reckon it can only be positive. The Scottish troubadour Withered Hand sets a beautiful middleground between new scottish folk and acoustic americana. He could be compared to a lot of musician from either side of that dualism. I will do neither and just let you decide where to put him - if he should be categorised at all. But thank fuck for Withered Hand. His myspace