Belle & Sebastian, The Delgados, Sons And Daughters, Big Country - just some of the bands that prove Scotland is a musical heartland of bittersweet indie pop.
Now, you can add My Latest Novel to the list. Their sublime single 'Sister Sneaker Sister Soul' starts off all cutesy and a little bit icky before 'ba-ba-ba-ing' its way into a post-rock style nervous breakdown. The achingly sad second track 'The Not So Reverend' utilizes whistling and xylophones as weapons of emotional destruction.
Both are, of course, bittersweet but also brutal and brilliant. On this evidence alone, My Latest Novel could well add another illustrious chapter to Scot-rock history.
9Anthony Gibbons's Score