As far as the Scottish folk scene is concerned, there are few acts that have been getting as much praise over the last year as Glasgow trio Avocet, and you only need to lay your ears on their debut EP – Borrowed Seed – to understand why.
Iona’s luminous harmonies are really enchanting, catching the listener and bringing focus to the good writing, and she also doubles up and adds to the songs with delicate harp chords.
The ringing double bass is vibrant and the acoustic guitar pleasing, and these instruments combined create a deep ambience with a Celtic touch that is really nice and engrossing.
This is a very fine record which is heavy on atmosphere and is just a joy to the ears in general. But don’t take this review for it, feel free to experience it for yourself and see what the buzz is all about.
Causeway, One Thing, Coming Down