Presenting…King Eider


Having not been born in Edinburgh but having gravitated here at the turn of the last decade, I don’t really have the same sort of Edinburgh vs. Glasgow rivalry that many of those born in either city seem to have. I do rankle, though, when people treat the Edinburgh music scene as second-rate to Glasgow. It’s not just unfair, it’s untrue.

Edinburgh folk-blues band King Eider are shortly to release their debut album The Deeper The Water, from which the rather fabulous ‘Whisky’ is taken:

They list their influences as including Arcade Fire, Peter Green, alt-j, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Their album launch gig will take place in Edinburgh at The Caves on April 18.

This is their debut single ‘Drink Me Dry’ available via iTunes

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