– The Herald
For fans of… Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight Sad, Meursault, Idlewild
Scottish four piece, This Silent Forest are pleased to announce the release of single, Root To The Seed, taken from their debut album Indivision. The single is available as a free download via Never Make Friends Records
Consisting of Graeme Macdonald (Vox, Rhythm Guitar), Jamie Sturt (Lead Guitar, Vox) Evan Macdonald (Drums) and JJ McGowan (Bass, Vox), This Silent Forest have managed to create a rich tapestry of sound, producing moments of beauty, tempered by a more visceral edge, adding depth to an already impressive sound that, according to The Herald “… push This Silent Forest ahead of the crowd”.
Download Root To The Seed below or from the the ABoF Soundcloud page.
Root To The Seed is a sombre track that delves into the relationship between father and son. Singer Jamie Sturt’s lyrics enable him to take on the persona of a father passing on advice to his offspring, as well as looking back on the relationship with his own Dad. Sturt’s reverb soaked vocals, ably supported by raw, haunting guitars, generate an emotionally charged piece of music and is a strong offering from a band who are beginning to establish themselves in an already burgeoning Scottish music scene. Root To The Seed is a flawless demonstration of what This Silent Forest are capable of and, in the process, exhibit the traits of a band willing to explore evocative subject matters that create a complementary interplay between music and lyrics – whilst clutching at the heart strings of the listener.
While Indivision is the band’s debut album, it follows the successful release of three singles and two EP’s over a 3 year period that gained comparisons to Idlewild (one of the band’s major influences), Frightened Rabbit and early era U2. They’ve also supported the likes of Dry The River, Frightened Rabbit and The Birthday Suit as well as featuring at festivals such as Belladrum. Root To The Seed begins a busy end to the year with the band due to release another single and video from their majestic debut album.
Root To The Seed is available to download now via Never Make Friends Records.