Across The Capital
Independent Scottish label, Olive Records have announced they will be releasing The Moth and the Mirror’s debut album, Honestly, this world, on October 10th. The band boasts a menagerie of musicians from various Scottish bands such as Arab Strap, Admiral Fallow, Frightened Rabbit and Reindeer Section and was even mixed by Tony Doogan who has also worked with Scots legends Mogwai and Belle and Sebastian.
The six-piece band has been ‘making music together and developing their own songs’ since 2001 when it was just Stacey Sievwright (The Reindeer Section) and Iain Sandilands. In 2006 more members got on board as they were hired as a backing band for Colin McLeod before he signed with Universal. It was only with the introduction of vocalist Louis Abbot (Admiral Fallow) they formed what is now The Moth and The Mirror.
It could be said that this is the ultimate Scottish band, with some of the most well respected talents this country has to offer and it is fair to say the tracks already available, Germany and Fire do not disappoint. Irrespective of each member’s musical background, the different influences come together to make for an explosive outcome that reaches across the genres.
In order to coincide with their album’s release they will be playing Glasgow’s Stereo on October 12th and Edinburgh’s Cabaret Voltaire on October 16th. If everyone’s individual success on Scotland’s music scene is anything to go on, tickets will surely be in high demand! Limited editions of their single Germany have already sold out, so don’t miss your chance to see The Moth and The Mirror’s biggest gigs to date. Here’s the video for ‘Everyone I Know’ for those of you who don’t make the show.