After a 2 year break Meursault are back. The story of Meursault, music project led by Neil Pennycook, is closely linked to the history of Song, By Toad. Meursault's hugely acclaimed debut Pissing on Bonfires/Kissing with Tongues was one of the first Song, By Toad releases. Since then there have been three more albums, two singles and an EP. `Neil has also been involved in many other SBT shenanigans, from Farewell Bastard Mountain and Cold Seeds, to recording and producing for Plastic Animals, one of the label's Split 12"s and several of the Toad Sessions.
In November 2016 Meursault released 'Simple is Good' EP. Neil describes the new EP as "a collection of short stories". The title, comes from "a fairly massive influence" Jim Henson. He spotted the quote written in chalk, in capital letters above the 'Muppet Whatnot Workshop' in New York and it struck a chord.
This EP is a warm up to a full length LP 'I Will Kill Again' due for release in February 2017 and has received some fantastic responses creating a great deal of excitement for the forth-coming album.
"a remarkable return - literate and emotionally engrossing" Clash
"Like questions from a child drilling through the hardest of hearts and demanding our self-reflection" Gold Flake Paint
The creative outlet for the lo-fi folk music of Stonehaven-based Kevin Allan. Fair Mothers first album, 'Through Them Fingers Yours And Mine', produced by Marcus Mackay (Frightened Rabbit, Snow Patrol) and featuring Kathryn Joseph on guest vocals, is available now on vinyl or via digital download from Fox Food Records.
"the lilting drift of Allan’s sparse and searching lyrics, his voice sliding between fragile heights and resonant depths as he recounts tales of loss and confusion" Ravechild
"Shaped by Aberdeen, crafted in Glasgow, and dripping with Scottish traditions forgotten and found and full of dust" Gold Flake Paint
"The confessional Burns is subtle and unguarded in its simplicity, whilst the stripped-back folk of Glitterball is bleak but beautiful." The Skinny