Whilst it’s not fair to start things off with a comparison, it’s safe to say that Letters have a tonne in common with Grammatics, what with the dark-pop musings and use of the cello. But dark-pop can mean anything, so it’s useful for us to delve in further to decide what makes this lot truly unique.
Like their fellow countrymates Idlewild (at least early on), this Edinburgh band derives their strength from the construction of each tune, a “not a corner left untouched” mentality that shows the work of true perfectionists who understand the importance of smart lyrics and developed arrangements. The three tunes available for free download on their home page pinpoint a group in the early stages of their evolution, but for a young band they’ve made quite a brilliant start. Folks like Radio 1, Amazing Radio, CMU Daily, and Artrocker have already taken notice.
This 19 May will see the release of their new EP Older Motion Pictures, which should see the band grow their stock even further.