Glasgow’s finest country-rockin’ four-piece Sons and Daughters are back at it. After a few years of silence, the Arab Strap-affiliated Adele Bethel and Co. have a new album in the works for Domino. Mirror Mirror is the follow-up to 2008’s well-received This Gift (TMT Review), but lest you think they’ve been slackin’ for the past three years, know this: they’ve toured with Morrissey, bassist Ailidh Lennon had a baby, and um, I don’t know, maybe they all got together and watched the Lost finale together. (There aren’t a lot of details to riff on here, people.)
Mirror Mirror is due June 14 and promises to be a little bit different in terms of the band’s earlier sound (Scottish cumbia? Indie rap metal? There are so many unlikely possibilities!), with production by JD Twitch of Glasgow’s famed Optimo club nights, and mixing by Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, These New Puritans). Okay, so probably the album will not have too much Scottish cumbia or indie rap metal. But at least with all that Glaswegian star power behind it, looking into the Mirror might finally become a positive experience.
A few dates:
05.13.11 - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape Festival
05.21.11 - Glasgow, UK - Stag and Dagger (The Art School)
06.09.11 - London, UK - The Lexington
06.11.11 - Inverness, UK - Rockness