The first of my Scottish tips for 2010 are the brilliant Brother Louis Collective from Glasgow. I'll be honest and say that I'd never heard of them 'til a while back. Thank f**k for The Mill. With rumours of a debut album out sometime next year, following on from the cracking "These Barren Years" single, 2010 could be well be their year.
I've compared them in the past to Mumford & Sons (albeit a bit less 'banjolistic'... with a flute) and if Brother Louis' infectious brand of orchestral indie-pop and amazing live shows are anything to go by, there's nothing stopping them 'doing a Mumford'. Anyone out there know the number for Mumford & Sons PR man?
Last chance to see them this year is at King Tut's tomorrow night (21st December) with Kitty The Lion and Pearl And The Puppets.
There's a criminal lack of songs out there to be heard! Here's a few links to some mp3s from The Mill!
mp3: Brother Louis Collective - These Barren Years
mp3: Brother Louis Collective - Old Balloons