A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Violet Mary Haunts Me or Loss of Forgetfulness on Renfrew Street
The noise pop band known as A Sunny Day in Glasgow has, since their official inception in 2006, gone through several lineup changes in the last couple of years- losing their original vocalists, twin sisters Robin and Lauren Daniels; the dropping out (due to an accident) of bassist Brice Hickey; the recruitment of Annie Frederickson and subsequently Jen Goma on vocals; and the additions of new bandmembers Ryan Newmyer on bass and Adam Heardon on drums.
Having followed this Philly band since their original 2007 debut Scribble Mural Journal, these sad, but necessary, changes of late had left me skeptical in regards to their sound and production. Yet with the release of 2009’s Ashes Grammar and 2010’s Autumn, Again, it’s clear that Ben Daniels, the band’s “founder”, has a clear vision and masterminds the shoe gazed musings of A Sunny Day in Glasgow, marking themselves alongside such indie pop darlings as Asobi Seksu and Radio Dept.
Tipping their experimental noise-pop aurals and harrowing harmonies to early Magnetic Fields and Jesus and Mary Chain, A Sunny Day in Glasgow creates pop songs laden in memory and lovelorn sentiment. It’s not exactly the kind of tunes you play through your car with the top down, but the kind necessary to let that girl know you have feelings too, just so you can slip her expertly out of her jammy-jams, or what have you.
Best of luck.
Download: A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Violet Mary Haunts Me or Loss of Forgetfulnes on Renfrew Street.mp3