Under the Radar: Pelts

Glasgow six-piece Pelts have been making friends in all the right places with their debut album, A Little Less Lost, and the bespoke artwork they created to go with it


Glaswegian six-piece Pelts released their debut album A Little Less Lost via the excellent Iffy Folk Records last week. Influenced by artists including Malcolm Middleton, Camera Obscura, and Arcade Fire, it’s lo-fi indie-folk at its best.

Championed by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music and Roddy Hart on BBC Scotland as well as smaller publications and playlist features by Snack Magazine, RaveChild, Scottish Fiction and Scots Whay Hae!, the LP was produced and mixed at Glasgow’s Anchor Lane studios by Luigi Pasquini with unique artwork created by Beth Cowey.

As an integral part of the final release, designs were created for vinyl, CD, tote bag and a beautiful set of postcards with accompanying lyrics. Visit the Iffy Folk Records shop http://www.iffyfolkrecords.com/merch and the band’s own site http://www.pelts.band/ for more information.

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide, www.borntobewide.co.uk

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