Glasgow’s Lacuna return with their latest EP, Overgrown. This time, regular members Emily Beckwith (vocals), Jack McLellan (guitar), Will Taylor (bass) and Sean Choon (drums/vocals) are joined by singer-songwriters Olivia Thom and Amie Huckstep, who, in 2021, both featured on Fiona Liddell’s Cover To Cover album, a compilation championing Scottish female musicians.
Overgrown is a short collection of moving alt-folk-rock that will have you swaying to the ebbs and flows of the band’s intricate instrumentals and catchy melodies. ‘Loving Her’ starts gently before launching into a dramatic second half, the rousing chorus on ‘Robin’, is absolutely worth the wait, and ‘Red Thread’ mixes R.E.M.’s ‘Man On The Moon’ bass tone with folky guitars, clickety-clack drums, and soft, irresistible vocals.
But with album closer ‘Viking Funeral’, Lacuna might just have saved the best for last, and the razor-edged guitars, shrieking violins and crooning saxophone are exciting snapshots of what’s to come from this talented Scottish band.
Overgrown is out now via Crowded Flat. Available here.