Edinburgh School for the Deaf is an Edinburgh band formed from the ashes of two members' former project, Saint Jude's Infirmary, and renamed from Deserters Deserve Death. Fortunately, their musical chops exceed their appetite for change. The music is self-described as "deathjangle" and "noise pop", and they employ the soft loud technique reminiscent of The Delgados.
Here you can stream their not yet released EP She Shot Him A Disinterested Glance below, but if you only want to listen to one track to try them out, here is the demo for "Orpheus":
The members of the band are Ashley (vocal and "sweet" guitar), Jamie (drums), Grant (shouting and bass) and Kieran (vocals and "sourer" guitar).
"11 Kinds of Loneliness":
And just for fun and a bit of background, here is a video for "Goodbye Jack Vettriano" by Saint Jude's Infirmary. The Scottish artist, Vettriano, appears in the video, smoking in the beach chair. And the lyric "'love' is tattooed on his knuckles, 'cut here' on his wrist" just slays me.
Sebastian Dangerfield are Jason Irvine, Stuart McGachan, David Thompson and Jim Watson from Edinburgh who play indie rock with a big dose of Americana and a touch of crunchy southern rock. I think their first recorded output will be an EP named The Sound of the Old Machines is officially released later this month but you can stream, and probably buy, all four songs right now at the Bandcamp link below. And it is really worth listening to, not because the genre is anything new but because they do it well.
"You Played Your Part, Singer"
You Played Your Part, Singer! by sdangerfield
"The Sycamore Tree"
The Sycamore Tree by sdangerfield
Admiral Fallow released a fine folk rock album in 2010 (to my ears, far better than the Mumford gang) that also boasted one of the best album titles of the year: Boots Met My Face. (The album was produced by Paul Savage, drummer for the disbanded Delgados who is making a name for himself as a producer.) The band played SxSW last month. Here is their single "Squealing Pigs" from that album:
Until last year they were known as the Brother Louis Collective. The band is fronted by singer-songwriter Louis Abbott and also includes Kevin Brolly, Phillip Hague, Sarah Haynes, and Joseph Rattray. Instrumentation includes guitars, piano, clarinet, flute, and upright bass.
"Subbuteo" from their live performance and the T in the Park festival in Glasgow last year.
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