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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Sons and Daughters - The Repulsion Box LP

What is it?
Glasgow's Sons and Daughters build on the success of Love the Cup with a feisty collection of home-grown indie stompers.

Why should you listen
Take the attitude of Arab Strap, the unashamed pop of Belle and Sebastion, throw in a bit of the B52's and you've gone part way to describing Sons and Daughters. The sound is definitely Scottish, certainly indie and possibly a little like Evlkeith's favourite 1980's female vocal bands such as the Joyce Mckinnie Experience, which can only be a good thing. It's a thoroughly enjoyable album with an altogether endearing 'homemade' feel to every song, like it was recorded in a single day to save on studio expenses. Every song is a winner but 'Red Receiver', 'Dance Me In' and 'Monsters' all showcase the punchy aggression of the band. I'm now really looking forward to listening to the copy of 'This Gift' which is nestled snuggly in my big pile of CD's to listen to.

What's it like?
It's like two of your Scottish Auntie and Uncles grabbing instruments and microphones and launching into 'Rock Lobster' with very little rehearsal, (in a good way.)

What's the best song?
'Taste the Last Girl' is a nine weeks at number one single in any other reality.

Who does it sound like?
Everyone and no-one really. The B52's comparison works best for me.


  1. Cracking song! I loved this first time I heard it and it's still great now. I think I might order the album, I've listened to far too much averageness lately.

  2. Giving it a listen now. The ones that revel in their Scottishness are very pleasing, although 'Taste the Last Girl is easily the best.