New Scottish music: DTH PDL

HAILING from Edinburgh, DTH PDL (Deathpodal) is the solo project of singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and soundtrack artist Alastair J Chivers.


Live, the band swells to a four-piece, with a sound that combines synth-soundscapes, squealing indie guitar licks, weird pop vocal melodies plus a dose of punk and grunge.

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The band have just completed a tour across Scotland and are being championed by a growing list of music industry tastemakers. Their latest EP, The Future, is released on the retro cassette format and digital download via Edinburgh’s excellent Song, By Toad Records on 18 April. The official EP launch party takes place at The Leith Depot on 22 April, followed by an appearance at the inaugural Restless Natives Festival in Glasgow’s East End on 10 May. Listen to The Future at

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