The first new buzz band of the year has arrived in the form of Edinburgh’s Letters. This week they remedy the fact that they have yet to play a gig or have a release, and these milestones should see interest in the 5 piece rocket.
The first offering is a double A side release of The Grand National and Pipe Dreams (below), which will see any hype justified.
The band exhume an extremely striking brand of indie pop which has a resonating quality. The topic is often of woe, but the songs are uplifting, and the delivery absorbing.
The juxtaposition of prominent cello and processed drums, and the tendency to give songs that big push at the end earmarks this as something special.
Pipe Dreams is particularly impressive and already stands out as one of the best songs of the year.
You will be able to download both tracks from the band’s website from February 16th (this Wednesday), the same day they debut live in Edinburgh. Glasgow folk can catch them at King Tut’s on March 4th, email the band for cheap tickets.
The band have put down the gauntlet and stated that they are going to be impressive live – they certainly are on record, so I’m inclined to believe the hype in this case.