Flicking around on MySpace has lead to be becoming more aware of one band I had already heard, courtesy of the latest issue of Is This Music? Ladies and gentlemen, presenting...The Scottish Enlightenment.
Hailing from Dunfermline in Fife, they are reminiscent both of fellow scots Idlewild and Biffy Clyro, as well as the much-missed Pavement, and I hear a bit of Sebadoh and the Smashing Pumpkins too.
Their first single 'Eyes' is out on April 16 on Moojuice- in the UK , anyway, but head over to their MySpace page for a preview and also to hear three other tracks. If you like it, which you damn well should, make friends with them, buy the record, and if you live in Scotland, go and see them.
The Scottish Enlightenment MySpace page