Recommended is a new feature for the blog where the bands will get a chance to highlight Scottish music they love.
It works on a rolling recommendation basis where the band being recommended one week will then get the chance to champion a band the next week and so on.
Hopefully this will create a chain with loads of great music being highlighted, and from many different perspectives.
This is the first entry in the Recommended log book, and as it is the first week of the feature I’ll be doing the recommending and answering the questions about a band I have chosen.
Who are you recommending? and why?
I am going to kick things off in style by recommending The Son(s). My main reason obviously being the fantastic tunes they are putting out at the moment, but also because of the way they have done it-anonymously and letting the body of work speak for itself – which is very refreshing today.
How would you describe the music?
Acoustic Americana with a classic approach to songwriting – no need for gimmicks or gadgetry, just fantastic songs, coated in layers of plush instrumentation and vocals that are both grizzled and smooth at the same time.
How did you discover this band/artist?
They seemed to appear out of nowhere one day and all of a sudden there was a lot of chat about them, which lead to me checking them out and loving what I heard. I think they got in touch a day or two after with a link to their Soundcloud page which was great as I can be a bit dopey and miss things.
How would you describe the live experience?
I have not seen the band live yet and am not sure when this will happen due to members being situated quite far apart. You can be sure, though, that when a live date does appear I’ll be all over it like a fat kid on a Happy Meal.
If you had to suggest one of their songs to start someone off with what would it be?
It would have to be Dogs, Boys & Men (below). Though this song is probably a bit more up tempo than the majority of the band’s output it would be the first track I’d play to someone. It is a beautifully written track, with a lifting tempo and a vocal to die for, and is crafted from such a different place than most acoustic music coming out of Scotland right now.
Next Friday The Son(s) will be answering some questions on the band they have chosen to recommend.
For a load more songs visit The Son(s) Soundcloud