Scotland. Hot right now? I’d say so. Frightened Rabbit hail from there. So do Meursault .
Just heard some of Merusault’s stuff from trusted sources Said The Gramophone and They Shoot Music.. Don’t They . They’re a band of multi-instrumentalists from Edinburgh who’ve put together a pretty interesting record (Pissing on bonfires/kissing with tongues out on Bear Scotland Presents ). Think ‘starry-eyed electronica with cotton-picking wreaths of banjo plucks and ukulele strums ‘ (drowned in sound ).
Follow the They Shoot Music link to download Furnace . Amazing track. Normally I turn off songs that start with too much Nintendo sounding crunchiness. But add banjo? Okay. How about some vocals? I’m hooked.