Letters

Letters

 Edinburgh, Scotland, GBR
BandAlternativePop

Dark Cello Pop Noiseniks

Biography

Letters were born amidst the ruins of desolate Scottish fishing towns and Edinburgh city centre bohemia in the winter of 2010. Five strong, Mikey, Georgie, Dougie, Kerr and Ed occupy their ranks

Letters are currently recording their debut album with super producer Tom McFall (Regina Spektor, Bloc Party, Weezer, Biffy Clyro, REM)

Letters are played frequently on Radio 1, BBC6 music, XFM and playlisted on Amazing Radio.

Letters have played the Rockness, Wickerman and GoNorth festivals and have supported Frightened Rabbit, Idlewild and one little indian outfit 'Wild Palms'

Press:

"I'm loving it" (Steve Lamacq-BBC6 music)

"This is fantastic, so huge and expansive. I cannot wait to hear what this band do next." (Ally McCrae - Radio1)

"...booming cellos and a rhythm that gallops along to shotgun drumming...Arcade Fire meets Frightened Rabbit goodness." (Artocker magazine)

"Dark, atmospheric, with some epic-sounding drums washing over the end...I like it!" (DrownedinSound)

"This particular renegade from the classical canon can add a distinctively mournful instrumental colour or a uniquely biting rhythmic drive to the typical indie set-up. Their new four-track EP features their best writing yet." (The Herald)

"Cello or no cello, Letters are a million musical miles away from most other acts. While the tracks they’ve made available so far demonstrate a knack for a nice harmony, the music is very much plugged in...the blog buzz surrounding Letters is already intense. But they’re a confident bunch and it already sounds like there’s an appetite for their crisp alt rock" (Scotsman)

Lyrics

The Halfway House

Written By: Letters

De-railed rally home for the room spin. TCP spit fore on my coffin.
That's something that no A5 notepad could repair
Dead moth legacy on my book stand. Wake up please I'm tired of the homeland.
That's something that my A5 note pad must repair

Clear as day, the smoke stacks, behind the halfway house

Run down, we're all in a muddle. We'll wake up a century late face down in a Gin puddle

We're halfway home.

Flash! Lights

Written By: Letters

Boy do I have an agenda. Hit the caps lock, the comma. Won't change.
I'm a night time crime, a year long hangover
Joy. Self effacing, dilemma. A graveyard for fag ends, short changed.
I'm a night crime a year long hangover.

Dwarfed by time's itinerary. We'll leather-face our way to the gramophone because you know what they say on the gramophone.

We'll set this relic up on fire.

Images, stop notion, flick books whisk our world away. T.S Spivet couldn't map my way to yesterday.

Dwarfed by time's itinerary. We'll leather-face our way to the gramophone because you know what they say on the gramophone.

We'll set this relic up on fire. You're a past life. It's over.
We'll set this relic up on fire. It's a past life. It's over.

Discography

Spring/Summer 2013 - Debut Album 'Letters' currently being produced with Tom McFall (Bloc Party, Regina Spektor, Weezer, Biffy Clyro)

May 2012 - Debut EP - 'Older Motion Pictures' (GodIsInTheTV Records)

Played on Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, XFM, Forth 1, Clyde 1, Tay FM and Amazing Radio

March 19th 2012 - Single - 'The Halfway House'
(GodIsInTheTV records)

Played on Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, XFM, Forth 1, Clyde 1, Tay FM and Amazing Radio

July 2011 - Single - 'Flash! Lights'

Released as a free download from the band's website www.wewriteletters.co.uk/music

Played on Radio 1, BBC6 music, XFM and earned a place on Jim Gellatly's 'Scotland's best Under the Radar Album' on Amazing Radio

March 2011 - Double A-side - 'The Grand National/Pipe Dreams'

Released as a free download from the band's website www.wewriteletters.co.uk/music

both songs played on Radio 1, BBC6 music, XFM and Amazing Radio

Set List

Explosions
Older Motion Pictures
The Halfway House
Flash! Lights
Torren
The Grand National
Pipe Dreams
From time to time