If Aberfeldy were from America then they’d be alt.country and automatically inherit all the cowboy romance from the genre. But they are not; as they come from Scotland they seem to be getting lumped, unfairly, into the pop folk brigade. Although, naming themselves after a Scottish seaside town probably didn’t help.
This is a shame because they are more akin to the Nick Drake/Belle & Sebastian/Mojave 3 school. ‘Vegetarian Restaurant’ is a light and gentle song of longing that is very easy on the ear. Aberfeldy make music to melt into. They are perfect for the warm summer nights and the even warmer summer days.
You can catch Aberfeldy live at one of the following gigs in June –
Book tickets through ticketmaster.co.uk
- 4th – North Edinburgh Arts Center
- 10th – London Bush Hall (supporting Sufjan Stevens)
- 11th – Glasgow Stereo (supporting Sufjan Stevens)
Buy Aberfeldy CDs from Amazon
Release Date : 31 May 2004
Website : www.roughtraderecords.com
Aberfeldy are Riley Briggs, Ian Stoddart, Ruth Barrie, Sarah McFadyen and Ken McIntosh.