photos by Chad Syme
For a musician from Scotland or the UK opening for Morrissey must be the US equivalent of opening up for Michael Stipe or Eddie Vedder. With just four albums under their belt Glasgow’s Sons and Daughters have already been there and done that. With the help of a broody and sassy second album, The Repulsion Box, in 2005 they found themselves openers for the legendary Scottishman by February of 2006. Adele Bethel (vocalist, guitar, keyboard), Ailidh Lennon (mandolin, bass), David Gow (drums) and Scott Paterson (guitars, vocals) have put out three albums with the most recent, This Gift showcasing their ability to refresh their love for rock with radiant energy and sex appeal that places Adele in the ranks of Blondie and VV of the Kills. The hit single “Gilt Complex” is a theme song for anyone on a mission to stamp their attitude all over their victims and leave them sweating in shame. Infectious upon first listen the tempo and Adele’s voice are aggravated and aggressive and should come with a warning label for the meek at heart. At home with their record label, Domino this is a band that is only practicing for the big leagues. Oh and if you hadn’t already taken note, they are looking to win you over, or beat you into submission… whatever you are up for.