Scottish band Father Sculptor have just released their debut single this week as a free download.
Now, I say free download -which is lovely because it’s always nice to be able to get stuff for free. But the reality is that this two track single ‘Ember’/’Blue’ is so gorgeous and so utterly wonderful that I would have been prepared to pay money for it.
It’s thanks to JC over at The Vinyl Villain that I picked up on it. He says they remind him of Sire-era James (i.e. Stutter and Stripmining LPs) and also one of the great Scottish lost bands, Geneva. I couldn’t agree more – there is something wonderful and exciting about their melancholic, ethereal rock, that isn’t shoegazing (not that there’s anything wrong with that) that makes me want to play these two tracks again and again.
I can’t seem to find out much more about them other than that they hail from Glasgow. So for all I know they could be sixty-something convicts or a bunch of rich teenagers who have made this with Mummy and Daddy’s chequebook. It’s irrelevant, really. Take this at face value and take it to your hearts. They’re getting some great press across the blogs and it’s ebtirely deserved.
These are two earlier tracks from their bandcamp page.
They only played their first gig in February (supporting the hotly-tipped Spector) and are playing Edinburgh’s Electric Circus on May 24 and Glasgow’s 02 ABC on May 31.