Primal Scream, Edwyn Collins, Pretenders, Honeyblood and Spirtualized get a bit of Midnight Sun ... Call to support local radio shows from the axe ... Anna Meredith, The Twilight Sad, Rozi Plain, Hen Hoose and James Yorkston make Celtic Connection ... Edinburgh’s Fopp closes ... Alan Rankine of The Associates, RIP ... jockrock’s albums of the year, 2022 ... Scottish venues secure Music Venue Trust grants ... Fergus McCreadie takes SAY Award ... Cocteaus’ Modern Classic – ‘Heaven Or Las Vegas’ honoured ... SAY Award counts down to final 10 ...
The Martial Arts ... Cloth ... Andrew Eaton Lewis ... Gentle Sinners ... Paper Rifles, Kimberly Steaks, Nelson Savage unite to Help Ukraine ... The Radio Ghosts ... Night Noise Team ... Fram ... Beerjacket ... Duncan Marquiss ... Surface Cat ... Modern Studies ... Dead Modern ... New Leaf ... Vulture Party ... Pumajaw ... Andrew Howie ... Michael Timmons ... Goodnight Louisa ... Astrid ... Arab Strap ... Simple Minds ... Gutterblood ... Butterscotch & Damaged Goodz ... Robin Guthrie ...
Tamanfaya: Dunfermline duo's new single 'Murky' is a limited free download for Jockrock readers thanks to Sub Station Records ... HAVR: Glasgow/Kilmarnock trio release five track 'Messengers' EP on pay-what-you-want basis ... The Hector Collectors: Lanarkshire legends' free-to-download compilation album 'Numbers By Hectors' celebrates two decades of mirth-making ... Scunner: Autumn Hang's 'Gothic Space Dub' of 'Where The Real Don't Go' is available as a free download ...
Glasgow music in a SPIN: Networking event aims to unite music workers and share new ideas ... Nemome and Hannah Peel join Resonate lineup: Music conference announces guest speakers and showcase acts ... Sound of Young Scotland Award still open for applications: SAY Award fund extends deadline for artists' chance to win £5k to record debut album ... Alan McGee among Resonate conference panelists: 'Hybrid' industry event will have in-person element at Glasgow venue ...
Snows of Yesteryear release their debut single, ‘Wait By The Shore’.
The trio – Japan-born violinist Yuuka Yamada-Garner on violin, and songwriters Kathryn Orr vocals and piano, and guitarist David Mitchell – recorded the track at Edinburgh’s Castlesounds Studios with former Burns Unit man Mattie Foulds
The video was filmed by Humble Film Production at – in! – Loch Ard, in the Trossachs,
The track recalls fishing tragedies such as 1881’s Eyemouth disaster, which took the lives of 189 men. “As we were writing ‘Wait by the Shore’ we got into quite a dark place,” says Orr. “We imagined this potential fishing disaster, a young man lost at sea, or having been lured into the rocks by a siren, or maybe he’s met someone else. It’s the whole mind-bending uncertainty of it, with all the older fishwives saying: ‘Dearie, waiting is just what you have to do. Just don’t you question things!'”
“We think of the strings as the magic ingredient of our songs,” says Orr. “Yuuka’s playing is very emotive, she connects with the sadness and dark nature of the tracks.”
Though emotionally electrifying, acoustic instruments are central to ‘Wait by the Shore’, says Mitchell.
“Because of the story we’d created for the song, we felt we should build the track using traditional and acoustic instruments which would have been available in the fictional fishing port where our song was set,” he says, noting: “though in the end we decided to add a touch of electric guitar as its shimmery reverb helped imitate the sound of the sea.”
“We love being in the loch so really enjoyed shooting it,” says Orr of the video by Humble Film Production. “Getting into the water is calming but simultaneously invigorating. Our music is all about the elements, so it felt like the right thing to do, to try and find a visual that matched the themes of the song.”
The band plan a debut album for spring 2023.
More at www.instagram.com/snowsofyes.