Monday, June 27, 2011
New Sounds of Scotland-Part 17: PET; Strawberry Ocean Sea; White Heath
Edinburgh band PET calls their style of music "heavy feather pop" which some of you of dim wit might find unhelpful. Well, I'm not going to explain it to you, so you'll just have to listen. Alright, since you're begging, its somewhat drone indie pop-gaze. The band members are listed as Alexa, Matt, Pete, Dylan and Casey, and so far they haven't favored a label with their signatures.
Stream EP What You Building?
"Cut In Half"
Strawberry Ocean Sea are from Glasgow. The members are Jonny Skinner on vocals and guitar, Greg Kenney on guitar, Richie Bell on bass and vocals, Stuart Kennedy on keys and vocals and Cobo on drums. There is an unmistakable '80s rock feel about this music that will evoke Echo and the Bunnymen, and perhaps Joshua Tree era U2. And with four vocalists, twin guitars and keys in addition to the usual rhythm section these guys can soar. At this point, they are unsigned.
"Today's the Day"
Today's The Day by StrawberryOceanSea
"Under the Moonlight"
Under The Moonlight by StrawberryOceanSea. Uploaded with BandPage by RootMusic
"Down by the River"
Down by the River by StrawberryOceanSea. Uploaded with BandPage by RootMusic
The Edinburgh band White Heath are an indie pop group that released their album Take No Thought for Tomorrow in May on the Electric Honey label. The band seems to want to engage your heart and mind, in addition to your ears; check out their interesting blog linked below.
White Heath is Adam Pearson (electric and acoustic guitars), Mark Rowley (bass trombone, ukelele), Craig Salter (bass guitar), Sean Watson (vocals, custom bass drum), and Alastair White (piano, synthesizer).
White Heath's Blog