On the radar: Ross Clark and The Scarfs Go Missing
Ross Clark has been a permanent fixture on the Glasgow indie scene for the last couple of years, performing his eclectic brand of Americana both as a solo artist and with his intrepid band of bluegrass troubadours, the Scarfs Go Missing.
He draws on a wide range of influences from Hank Williams to Jeff Buckley via Regina Spektor and Neil Young. But while traces of Young et al can be heard on tracks like 'Sex is for Losers', Ross Clark & The Scarfs Go Missing are very much their own band, and the sheer variety present in their live sets reveals Clark to be an excellent songwriter.
Play: Chewin On Bones (Jake's Song) on the green button
Joined by those misplaced scarfs David Cleary (guitar], Kevin Mackay (bass] and Fhearghas Lyon (drums], Clark has recently returned from touring with fellow Glaswegians Frightened Rabbit.
Soon set to play London and Northern Ireland, as well as maintaining a healthy live presence in the Central Belt over the coming months, the group's first EP, 'The Anthems in Clams', is available to buy through Avalanche in Edinburgh and Avalanche and West End Records in Glasgow.
With their charismatic frontman and the promise of great things to come, the future looks bright for Ross Clark & The Scarfs Go Missing.
Catch Ross Clark & The Scarfs Go Missing at the Stag & Dagger festival in Glasgow on 23 May and at Oran Mor in Glasgow on 24 June, and be sure to check out Ross Clark's solo set at Captain's Rest on 15 May.
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