The new EP from Glasgow three piece Member Of The Wedding starts with No Idea, which falls somewhere between Jonathan Richman and the BMX Bandits, beautifully crafted simplistic slightly country pop. Stoop To Conquer finds the singing reminding me of Cathal Coughlan, but in a benign moment, quietly de-stressed and with nothing to rail against. The song seems resigned to its fate, despite its lyrical content. Leave The City Behind is the best so far, it seems like it’ll fall apart at any minute, and reminds me of the outsider music of Daniel Johnston, in a spooked out country style. Closing track Friend Of A Friend Of A Friend is even better, vocally reminding me of Nick Cave at his most brooding, musically chirping along in a subdued way.
Chapter & Verse EP is out now on Cosy Recordings
Member Of The Wedding myspace is here