“…their debut could be the stuff of beauty.” – The Skinny
The Moth & The Mirror have been proclaimed as a Scottish supergroup, comprising of members taken from an array of Scottish talent including: Stacey Sievwright from The Reindeer Section and Arab Strap (vocals/guitar), Gordon Skene from Frightened Rabbit (guitar/vocals), Louis Abbott from Admiral Fallow and Song of Return (guitar/vocals) Kevin McCarvel (bass), Iain Sandilands (percussion) and Peter Murch (drums).
Honestly, This World is the band’s debut album following on from their first official release, the single, Germany. It’s a melodic tour de force; the arrangement of the backing track creating deeply textured soundscapes that elevate Stacey’s vocals to a transcendental plateau to captivate the listener. Tracks like “Boxes” showcase The Moth & The Mirror‘s ability to strip a song down to its very basics, before exploding into a glorious shower of noise and distortion. As a whole, the album works like a well oiled machine, each track feeding into the next to create an experience that’s more than the sum of all its parts.
The band are giving away a remix of the single – “Germany (Headron Remix)”. The track is available to download free via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
The Moth & The Mirror have already built themselves quite the reputation, making appearances at T in the Park, Connect Festival, The West End Festival, Belladrum and Sounds in the Grounds on the Isle of Lewis. They have also supported the likes of Snow Patrol, Band of Horses, Frightened Rabbit, Asobi Seksu, Tilly And The Wall and The Constantines and were one of the featured artists on Conor Oberst’s (Bright Eyes) Team Love, alongside Gruff Rhys and Jenny Lewis.
Honestly, This World will be released on 7th November 2011 via Olive Grove Records as a download and limited edition CD.