The five members of the band rEDOLENT
Credit: Rory Barnes

NEWS: rEDOLENT announce debut album, new single and tour

Edinburgh five-piece band rEDOLENT have announced their anticipated debut album, dinny greet, set to be released on 17th May via the Scottish label and artist house Post Electric (home to Hamish Hawk, Humour, Iona Zajac & Voka Gentle). In addition the band have shared a new single – the title track from the LP, which means “don’t cry” in Scots, and was premiered by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music.

Speaking about the meaning behind the song, frontman Robin Herbert explains:
“It’s about living with someone and sharing their mood. Trying to keep it positive, to tackle life together. It’s little snapshots of things I’ve heard or said; me and Alice trying to cheer each other up in the depths of lockdown depression. Either with some daft fantasy: like ‘We’ll go out in new clothes every night’ or ‘neither of your parents will ever die.’ Or by just reminding each other that it’s not so bad with the simple things: ‘The sun’s between the blinds,’ ‘You’re off tomorrow.’ It’s a hopeful prod of encouragement to try and be happy with what you have because it’s often so much more than you think.”

Elsewhere on the album, the idiosyncratic single ‘jUST tRYING tO rELAX’ features alongside introspective offering ‘How are you making it look so easy? (Oshie-T)’ and the euphoric earlier single ‘nothing bad will ever happen to me’. Robin expands on the inspiration behind dinny greet:
It’s a cheer up album about not letting the bad get the best of you, by trying to turn it into something positive. And making the most of the good times when they’re around. It’s built up of snapshots from my life that I felt like people could relate to: being stuck in a hellish job, debilitating mental health stuff, addiction and some nice stuff too: travelling together, teenage misadventure, a summer of skating with people I hadn’t seen in a while. It’s about trying to enjoy the ride. It’s about keeping going, pursuing creativity at all costs.”

rEDOLENT were nominated as BBC Introducing Scottish Act of the Year, and will support the album release with a run of tour dates this spring. 

rEDOLENT Tour dates
21st: Servants Jazz Quarters, London

5th: Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh
6th: The Poetry Club, Glasgow
7th : The Tunnels, Aberdeen

For more information on rEDOLENT please check out their facebook and instagram

God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.