I have been having a bit of a “Scotland Folkie” weekend and it might start making itself evident in the next few days with various postings on this blog. I don’t know why I always feel attached to the country (outside of the fact both my father and grandfather were born there and apparently that makes me somewhat of “Scottish Heritage”) – but I think it is just the fact that I think they have their fair share of great bands. Or whatever. Regardless, I thought I would ease y’all into a current track favourite from The Savings and Loan: “Met (a storm)”.
I don’t pretend to be overly familiar with the band from Glasgow (an apparent “sometimes band” of Andrew Bush and Martin Donnelly) but I did look them up a bit and easily started to enjoy at least the track this post mentions right off the bat. I first listened to the demo and if you know me you would be very aware that I tend to enjoy the stripped down version of almost any song, but the original isn’t too far off and so it is just a fantastic track all around. The hollow strum of guitar, the borderline baritone of Donnelly, a tale of love gone slightly askew…how could you go wrong?
Take a listen to both versions of the track below (don’t worry the Bandcamp version is the track, it just doesn’t say so on the widget):
And the demo from their website goes a little something like this:
“Met (a storm)” Studio Demo – The Savings and Loan