Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward, and Fisher are a swarthy batch of young cronies made up from the parts of Dundee’s recent hot bands – The Law, Luva Anna and Magdalen Green. Their secret is a blend of three enigmatic songwriters and singers thrown together into one melting pot.
Described as a breath of fresh air, both musically and in their approach to their audiences, they maintain a humour and humility that many bands just cannot harness. The line up of instrumentation they employ hints at the unusual sound they have harnessed – bouzouki, mandolin, harmonium, double bass, autoharp – the list goes on. Folk, hip-hop, rock and country are not genres that are normally associated with just one band.
Since August 2011, they have been quietly refining their live set and preparing their eponymous debut album release Recorded almost completely live in just three days by Robin Evans at the legendary TPot Studios, it is the first release mixed at the brand new Gardyne Studios in Dundee by Mike Brown.
The album will be launched in spectacular style with a groundbreaking multimedia gig at the Gardyne Theatre in Dundee on Saturday, January 28. In just a few short months, local warm-up performances have helped them build a partisan following, meaning that tickets for the launch are already in massive demand and YouTube is overflowing with fan videos.