Feeling let down by that Coldplay freebie, wherein the band blow their chance to give something back to the hoards by dropping their most impotent effort to date. Well, maybe it’s time you widened your horizons and soaked up the excitement being stirred up in the margins. Call To Mind are an intriguing prospect from the Scottish Highlands who come prefitted with the melancholic grandeur of Elbow and the epic swagger of Doves. A tempting description I’ll think you’ll agree and ‘Running With Scissors’ showcases enough atmospheric genius to fix the ozone layer. Martin Ross’s vocals are startling, at first he sounds slightly hoarse but when the tempo is raised he reaches parts that few can come near. Call To Mind played the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival last year in what must have been the perfect collision of humanity and the natural environment. Platitudes were invented for bands like this. KD
Call To Mind – Running With Scissors
I love this band. Love them.>>Maz.