We have just announced a London date in association with our friends at Glasswerk website it’s at their Kings Cross venue Club Surya on June 22 (London Glasswerk, Club Surya), if you’d like to come down and cover the band/talk to them afterwards let us know!!
If you still haven’t heard the band here’s the stonking new video for the title track !
Edinburgh dark cello pop noiseniks LETTERS release their hotly anticipated debut EP ‘Older Motion Pictures’ through God Is In The TV Records (https://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/) on the 19th May . Available to purchase via all good digital distributors.
It’s the follow up to their recent single ‘The Halfway House’ which achieved airplay on Ally McCrae’s Radio1 Session in Scotland as well as the approval of Artrocker, music industry mailer CMU, Scottish media figures such as Jim Gellatly and Vic Galloway and indie royalty in Frightened Rabbit.
LETTERS’ succession of single releases have caused a ripple in the blogosphere north and south of the border which have earned them support slots with One Little Indian outfit ‘Wild Palms’ as well as sets at the Rockness and Wickerman Festivals in 2011.
Recorded alongside Stephen Watkins of Edinburgh’s TAPE Studios, ‘Older Motion Pictures’ EP is their strongest, most well rounded four songs to date. From the instrumental rock dexterity of opener ‘Explosions’ with it’s early My Virtiol style dynamism. To the haunting title track ‘Older Motion Pictures’ they possess a sky scraping ambition and a Hope of the States-esque power to move the listener both instrumentally and emotionally. These songs depict Letters’ growing maturity and represent a sonic progression of their throbbing dark cello pop sound.
LETTERS’ debut EP ‘Older Motion Pictures’ is due for release on the 19th May through God Is In The TV Records will be followed by a select handful of UK and Scottish dates.
Dates announced so far(more UK shows to be announced):
26th May ‘Older Motion Pictures’ EP launch at the Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh
31st May, Bar Bloc, Glasgow and
6th and 7th June – GoNorth, Inverness
22nd of June London Glasswerk (Club Surya)
Selected press for the EP so far:
“Iit’s tight-as-a-nut, thumping pop-rock, underpinned throughout by some dark cello sounds. We’re impressed.The cello thing may have sounded like a gimmick at first, but it’s clearly woven into the fabric of the band and every song is clearly written with that sound in mind.” The Tidal Wave of Indifference
“LETTERS effortlessly present a hugely classy and anthemic sounding track. Are slow-paced songs capable of also being ‘catchy’? I think LETTERS have just answered that!” Loud Horizon
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