Ross Clark & The Scarfs Go Missing
The Mill Live @ Oran Mor, Glasgow, Wed 5 Nov
Glaswegian Ross Clark has been around as an alt.country/pop/folk soloist for quite while now, crying out for an ‘and The Somethings’ to back him. The Scarfs Go Missing are it – an electric band augmented by occasional mandolin and trumpet cameos. They have a tendency to overcook their tunes, smothering nice melodies and stories about girls, girls and girls (what else?) under lashings of distortion and howling. If a Scottish Ryan Adams and the Cardinals is what Clark and co are reaching for though, they’re close, at least in terms of endearing self-assuredness tempered by a lack of quality control.