Much has been made about the ages of Edinburgh duo No Windows. At just 17 and 18 years old respectively, multi-instrumentalist Morgan Morris and vocalist Verity Slangen have been lauded for possessing such strong writing sensibilities while still so young. But if truth be told, bringing their age into the conversation diminishes their achievements on their debut EP, Fishboy. It isn’t an impressive set of songs for a group of their age; it is an impressive set of songs full stop. Harnessing the eclectic experimentalism of Alex G and the soul-softening indie-pop of Tomberlin, the duo show they are more than capable of having lo-fi basement jams (‘Spit (Blue Song)’) and uplifting brass-infected new-folk (‘Eggshells’) nestling together on an EP that barely takes up 15 minutes of your time. Fishboy is an exciting snippet of ideas that warrant repeated investigation.
Fishboy is out now via Something
Text by: Craig Howieson
Photo by: Rory Barnes