Sons and Daughters are an indie-rock band out of Glasgow, Scotland who cite Johnny Cash among their influences. I was first turned onto them by their 2005 album, The Repulsion Box, which absolutely blew my doors off. Their 2008 album, This Gift, was well received by critics but, to my ear, it felt over produced.
Imagine my excitement, then, when their most recent album was released last year featuring a stripped back return to the sound that grabbed me so powerfully when I first heard them. By turns moody and hard driving, this is an album that knows what it’s all about. Here’s one of the more atmospheric songs on the album, “Ink Free”:
If there was an award for Best Use of a Typewriter for Percussion, that song would totally win. For something a bit heavier, check out the single “Rose Red”: