The Last September - As the Crow Flies (4 stars)

The Last September - As the Crow Flies

The Edinburgh indie-folk outfit return with well-written, academia-provoked album

(self released)

After a five year hiatus, these Edinburgh gentle indie rockers return with a second album, following their well-received début, Vagrant Song. As the Crow Flies features guests Poppy Ackroyd (Hidden Orchestra and Aberfeldy) and Ali Petrie (Hobotalk) who also co-produces the album. Frontman Pete Deane accomplishes lovely songwriting; his velvet vocals and touching lyrics make for a very graceful listen. His Peter Gabriel-esque voice echoes throughout stand-out tracks such as ‘Sing’, ‘Precious Time’ and ‘Ventolin’; not bad for an album that was started because Deane had to write new music for his degree.

The Last September play Sneaky Pete’s Edinburgh, Sat 26 Nov.

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