Still playing the catch up game. This time I’m looking at Scotland. I’ve had a soft spot for Scottish pop music ever since I heard Grand Prix for the first time. Here are some fairly new Scottish pop treasures.
The legendary or at least should-be legendary The Pearlfishers return to this ball game with a new album Open Up Your Colouring Book. It is so great to hear David Scott and co making wonderful pop music once again. David hasn’t lost his magic touch and this seems to be as magnificent as those late 90’s pop classics like The Strange Underworld of the Tall Poppies & The Young Picnickers. This is To The Northland from the new album Open Up Your Colouring Book that came out on Marina Records in april 2014.
Another Scottish pop guru Lenzie Moss (also known as Finlay Macdonald) released a new single Let’s Take the Day Off on the last day of march 2014 (yeah, I’m slow at posting these). Hopefully we’ll get a new full-length as well, because that debut album was really good. This is the new single Let’s Take the Day Off (and below you’ll find a Son Of Unicorn from the debut album. I had to include it, because I love that chorus).
Moving on to the younger generation. I’ve been following Randolph’s Leap from the start. My pop mentor Duglas T. Stewart probably pointed me towards their direction a couple of years ago. Their new album Clumsy Knot came out on Lost Map in April 2014. I haven’t added a copy to my record collection yet, but I really should. I mean listen to this Foolishness Of Youth for example. Just adorable and irresistible.