Hmmmm. Meursault. Not, not the slightly over-sweet desert wine but rather those nice Edinburghites of the cracked folktronica tendencies. Except, wait up a minute, we’re told that Neil Pennycook and the rest of the crew have this time round eschewed synths and samples in favour of piano and “intricate string arrangements” for their new album ‘Something For The Weakened’ (yes it’s a pun not a mis-spelling)
We were mighty impressed with their last record ‘All Creatures Will Make Merry’ back in the middle of 2010, but did have a slight love affair with the click and clack of the ex deus machina effects, so we will be on the edge of our seats to hear this new offering. It’s on hugely respected Scottish independent label Song, By Toad, who we always understood to operate out of a kitchen, so our sense of wonder is heightened to hear that they recorded this is a proper studio, Pumpkinfield in Perth.
It’s out on July 16th – we’ll be back well before then with a proper review