Today’s Song of the Day, the first in a while, is Edinburgh five-piece Letters’ new single, Flash!lights.
You don’t want to hear me waffling on, so here’s what some other people have said:
“Flash! Lights’, to paraphrase one of the lyrics in the song, is about feeling dwarfed by the possibilities of time and the panic induced by fear of under achievement. It’s about trying to let go of your past and your vices in order that you embrace the things that truly inspire you and ultimately drive you forward, all the while recognising the complete hopelessness that neither of these aforementioned things can exist without the other. We wanted to write a song that put the fear of God in us, something that can be as scary as the subject matter and I think we’ve managed to achieve that.” – Letters
“The hottest new band in Scotland right now.” The Pop Cop
“It’s rare that such a new band sounds so close to the finished article…fans of acts such as Jimmy Eat World will find much to admire in the pedal-to-the-metal chorus, but there’s still plenty of musical meat on the bones.” Scotsman Radar
“An enthralling mix of Frightened Rabbit and Idlewild.” Faded Glamour
“Their tendency to leap on the distortion pedal as songs draw to an end, and my weakness for vocals sung in a Scottish accent, it makes for a winning formula…They could have a very bright future indeed.” CMU
There’s a gig at Henry’s Cellar Bar on the 7th of July.