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short players (Scottish) Single review

Errant Boy

In the first of two promised singles this year, the Edinburgh-based outfit spread their musical nous over this slightly mournful track.

There are some great melodic lines from guitarist Chris Harvie while drummer Sarrah McLaren provides a solid backbeat. Vocalist/bassist Sean Ormsby croons some melancholy warning words about “some kind of reckoning” while the overall effect recalls some Josef K of old blended with The Go-Betweens and possibly even The Triffids.

Hardly the sound of summer but sounding a note of existential caution, Errant Boy are back at their best.