The Last Battle

The Last Battle

 Edinburgh, Scotland, GBR

The Last Battle are a 5 piece band who play sometimes brooding, sometimes joyful, Alt-Folk Pop songs abound with melody, sweeping strings and boy/girl harmonies.

Since 2010, they've shared stages with King Creosote & First Aid Kit, as well as releasing a much praised LP on indie label 17 Seconds.


Formed in Edinburgh in late 2009 around a batch of songs written by singer/songwriter Scott Longmuir, this group of close knit friends and their indie alt-folk musings on love, loss, death and the sea, manifested themselves in lo-fi home recordings on both a debut album -2010's 'Heart Of The Land, Soul Of The Sea released on Scottish indie label 17 Seconds Records - and one self released E.P.

"The assertive vocals of frontman Scott Longmuir contrast perfectly with the beautifully delicate voice of Arwen Duncan. The Last Battle have produced one of the finest Scottish albums of 2010." - The Scotsman

The groups recorded output and live performances quickly began receiving glowing plaudits from the likes of The Scotsman and The Sunday Herald, as well as across the Scottish blogsphere.

"Should please fans of Fence Records babies Kid Canaveral and Fence papa (and Mercury Music Prize Nominee) King Creosote." - *** The List

"A low-key anthem sound with a curious blend of lo and hi fi production." - **** The Skinny

Playing as quiet as a whisper one minute, to an all out climatic cacophony the next, their formidability as a live band earned them tours and stages with the likes of King Creosote, Withered Hand, Peggy Sue, Slow Club, First Aid Kit, and invites to play events such as Fence Record's Home Game 2011 and numerous micro festivals up and down the country, whilst clocking up airplay on the likes of BBC Introducing In Scotland & BBC Radio Scotland.

"Their ambitious debut album, Heart Of The Land, Soul Of The Sea touches on Arab Strap as much as Frightened Rabbit or the post-Idlewild work of Roddy Woomble." - Alan Morrison, The Herald

Mid 2011 saw the group swap acoustic instrumentation for electric, and also the addition of violinist Jonathan (James Yorkston/Deaf Mutes), which brought about a sharp u-turn in their sound from their original alt-folk leanings.

January 2012 saw the group enter the studio to begin work on their as yet untitled second album.

A single is planned for release in June.


'Ruins' - Single (17secrec) July 2010

'Heart Of The Land, Soul Of The Sea' - Album (17secrec) - Oct 2010

'Natures Glorious Rage' - Single (17secrec) Dec 2010

'The Springwell' - E.P (self released) July 2011