Scottish band Pensioner released their debut album 'Yearlings' in May 2011 on Glasgow's Olive Grove Records. The album picked up some great reviews in the likes of The Irish Times, The Scottish Sun and The Skinny which led to them playing a live session on BBC Radio 1 with Ally McCrae and support slots with the likes of And So I Watch You From Afar..., The Twilight Sad, Errors and The Phantom Band.
Recently the album has featured in numerous 'Best Of' lists for this year including Vic Galloway of BBC Radio Scotland's Top 50 and Jockrock's Top 25, rounding off what has been a great year for the band.
In keeping with the festive spirit, we are giving you the gift of song! The album is FREE to download until the 1st of January 2012. Tell your friends/relatives/sentient mammals and get it in them.
Have a lovely Christmas!
Full tracklisting is:
2. Big Trouble in Little Richard
3. Gadgie Weddin’
4. Enter Shakira
6. Sports Science/Daniel O’Dickhead
7. Like, Epic!
8. Status Whoa
9. Bruce Forsyth’s ‘Chin It To Win It’
10. Massive Ferguson
"As unpredictable as it is brilliant, Pensioner already have a contender for album of the year"
Jim Gellatly (Scottish Sun)
“..full of angular rock classics”
Ally McCrae (BBC Radio 1)
"These are flighty songs in experienced hands"
The Irish Times
"The titles might suggest a band that don't take things too seriously; yet Yearlings is a deceptively accomplished record."
4/5 Review, The Skinny (#2 in top 5 album of July 2011)
"Pensioner exemplify the ever diminishing fissure between bliss and confusion on this glorious debut."