GIG – The Merrylees at Lennons Nightclub – Friday 20th June 2014

merryleesWith a potent mixture of psychedelic and wild west influences, The Merrylees wouldn’t sound out of place on a cool Quentin Tarantino soundtrack.

The band’s debut single – ‘For You’ – which features The Coral’s Bill Ryder Jones on guitar and production duties, swings along like the clappers; a folk explosion full of pleasing harmonies and galloping guitars.

Clever songwriting comes easily to these Scots, too, it would appear. There are moments of close to pop perfection in the early demos which you can hear online. Should be a big year for these boys…

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