I’m both surprised and embarrassed to discover that I haven’t featured Woodpigeon on this blog before.
Firstly because they are absolutely brilliant, secondly because main man Mark Andrew Hamilton is someone who I used to work with in Fopp many years ago, when the Canadian was based in Edinburgh. And he’s collaborated and played with a number of Edinburgh acts, including eagleowl and and Withered Hand, both of whom have been featured on this blog many times before.
The new Woodpigeon album is entitled T R O U B L E and is released worldwide on April 1. Damn Clash for describing the first track ‘Faithful’ as as Roxy Music meets John Grant, because that’s exactly what it sounds like, Godammit. Simultaneously frail and classy, and the sort of song that you want to listen to again and again. Very beautiful indeed. Take the time to listen to it.