Under the Radar: These Southern Lands
These Southern Lands is the brainchild of Glasgow-based multi-instrumentalist and composer Duncan Sutherland, working with producer Kim Moore (aka WOLF) and a cast of international musicians drawn from the ranks of the Nevis Ensemble.
Their forthcoming album, Midnight Oil, is released on 8 April and draws on a range of styles. The synth pop of debut track Hear Me scored single of the week on Radio Scotland’s Afternoon Show, while follow-up Peace Vs Quit demonstrates a more cinematic feel and Fun In Pink (out on 25 March) is guaranteed to appeal to fans of the Lightning Seeds.
Sutherland has a PhD in renewable energy and this collection of songs is inspired by the climate crisis, something which feels particularly evident on the track Lost In A Forest, which shifts from contemporary classical to trad and finishes with birdsong. It all makes for a compelling mix, which we look forward to experiencing live at the album launch, taking place on 3 April at Glasgow venue The Old Hairdressers. For more information visit www.facebook.com/thesesouthernlands
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