State Broadcasters - Kittiwake
There was a time when Scotland was known for turning out great little bands like this, not too long after the popularity peak of Belle & Sebastian mainly. You know what I mean, the kind of understated twee folk bands who do a fine line in articulate melancholy. There’s not quite as much of it kicking about here these days, having been generally replaced by a more frantically dour optimism trailing after the likes of Frightened Rabbit, WWPJ etc. Soo, the return of State Broadcasters actually seems like a nice breath of fresh air.
This is a lovely wee track full of wistful little intersections of strings, handclaps and harmonised vocals - all quite perfect for the onset of Autumn. The album Ghosts We Must Carry is being released by Olive Grove Records on 17 September.