Meursault / Eagleowl @ The Luminaire 30/10/2010

Friday, 3 December 2010, 18:02 | Category : Live reviews
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“Maybe Meursault have gone rock” joked my friend as we stood waiting at the Luminaire, noting all the electric guitars on stage. But three songs into their headline set, the jest proved prophetic when Neil Pennycook said “this is our new direction” before launching into the full-on guitar onslaught of ‘Flittin’. This is definitely a [...]

Meursault - All Creatures Will Make Merry

Thursday, 17 June 2010, 13:29 | Category : Reviews
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It’s about bloody time I got round to writing my review for this album. On the other hand, I’ve had it for long enough now to have given it enough listens to be clear that it’s one of the best albums of the year. I’ve gone on long enough about how Meursault are one of [...]

Meursault @ The Slaughtered Lamb, 27 March 2010

Friday, 2 April 2010, 0:57 | Category : Live reviews
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My four-month gig drought was finally broken on Saturday night at the Slaughtered Lamb. I’ve been itching for a while now, but in a way, it had to be Meursault. Not only because I think they’re one of the best bands in the country right now, but also because despite them playing a handful of [...]

Two new Meursault singles

Saturday, 12 December 2009, 1:04 | Category : Good new stuff, Songs
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Throughout 2009, Meursault have gradually crept up on me, slowly overwhelming me to the point that I’m now happy to suggest that they’re one of the best British bands around. I’ve listened to their 2008 debut album more now than any of my top 20 albums of last year. A few months ago they put [...]

Meursault live tracks

Monday, 17 August 2009, 23:51 | Category : Live music
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Quick post, because it’s late. Not that I need to say much, because I’ve previously bestowed all due praise on Meursault, because they’re great. They played live on BBC 6 Music a week or so ago, as guests of fellow Edinburgh man Vic Galloway, standing in for Marc Riley. Since then Marc’s been playing Nothing [...]

Meursault - Nothing Broke

Tuesday, 28 July 2009, 21:48 | Category : Reviews
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It’s only seven months since the debut Meursault album Pissing With Bonfires / Kissing With Tongues arrived with a blast in the middle of end-of-year round-ups; which is a shame, because if I hadn’t already done my best of 2008, it would certainly have made it in. In the short time since then, Edinburgh’s finest [...]

Meursault - Pissing on Bonfires / Kissing With Tongues

Thursday, 15 January 2009, 13:11 | Category : Reviews
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Here’s another one from the Palace of Good Music that is Song, By Toad Records. Almost exactly a year ago, when I finally discovered Broken Records for myself, I asked Matthew for recommendations of more decent Edinburgh bands. His response was pretty swift, and suggested Meursault whom he had recently come across. Twelve months on, [...]