For a nice summer day (at least here in Seattle), we have some quieter stuff from Edinburgh for your consideration.
Plastic Animals is an Edinburgh act that describes its music as "noise pop and "alternative atmospheric punk sludge". I hear the noise pop, alternative and atmospheric, and the vocals are rendered in a haunting, somewhat distorted or damaged delivery that works very well with the music. I'm not sure what sludge means, so I won't offer an opinion on the applicability of that term.
The members are Mario Cruzado, James Lynch, and Dave Wark. The band was formed in 2006, but hasn't produce a lot of recorded music to date. However, Plastic Animals just released an EP, A Dark Spring, on July 1. Other recordings can be streamed and downloaded via Bandcamp.
Seafieldroad is Andrew Eaton-Lewis, a singer with the band Swimmer One. The Edinburgh-based musician records his solo efforts under the name Seafieldroad. The music is emotive, atmospheric piano songs that convey euphoria or melancholy, and is inspired by other singer songwriters such as Mark Eitzel, Momus, Jane Siberry, Suzanne Vega and Steve Reich. If you want hard rocking music, this isn't your artist. But if you want some thoughtful pop with a heart, you're home now.
Two song EP Cramond Island Causeway, available free and Bandcamp.
There Are No Maps for this Part of the City, the 2010 LP from Seafieldroad.