Modern Studies release their debut album, ‘Swell To Great’.
The self-styled chamber pop quartet consist of Glasgow songwriter Emily Scott, plus Pete Harvey (King Creosote, The Leg), Joe Smillie (also boss of Glasgow’s The Glad Cafe) and Rob St. John.

The album consists of a dozen tracks, featuring analogue synths, cello, double bass, drums, guitars, a wine-glass orchestra and a Victorian pedal harmonium whose story is the basis for the recording (and album title), as it ends up at Pete Harvey’s Pumpkinfield studio.

The album is released on Song, by Toad Records, although the band have also contributed to London-based label Earth Recordings, a Shirley Collins cover ‘The Bold Fisherman’ to the ‘Shirley Inspired’ tribute LP and with more releases with Earth planned for later in the year.