Clocking in with one hundred and eighty seconds of reflective guitar pop, Love Is An Arrow is a pure slice of unadulterated choral perfection. Simple, luxurious melodies and delicately stacked tiers of instrumentation build the song around that oft-overlooked musical device: the fiddle solo. Cue the sound of breaking hearts and the sight of turning heads – their last single Heliopolis won the heart of the NME and Guardian Guide and with it their ‘single of the week’ plaudits. The lead track is backed by two brand new B sides Your Own Trailer and Tom Weir, the latter being a homage to the iconic 80s Scottish TV presenter. Also look out for an ace animated video by the award-winning director Chris Waitt (the man behind BBC’s Monkey Dust).
Fresh from keeping the home fires burning with a headline sell-out mini-tour of Scotland in early December, the band saw the New Year in with the unlikeliest of company. Aberfeldy were joined in their home town by international superstars Scissor Sisters and Blondie at the Edinburgh Hogmany spectacular concert. Through out January they toured with fellow Celtic Rough Trader David Kitt.
For those of stony hearts and short memories, Love Is An Arrow will make the perfect present for your cherished one come February 14 th.
Tue 15th Hull - Adelphi
Wed 16th Bristol - Louisiana
Thu 17th Wolverhampton - little civic
Sat 19th London – Camden Underworld
Tue 22nd Liverpool - Carling Academy 2
Wed 23rd Leicester - The Charlotte
Mon 18th London ICA with Alisdair Roberts
Thu 28th Glasgow – Tron Theatre with King Creosote
Fri 29th Edinburgh – St Brides Centre with King Creosote
Sat 30th Aberdeen – Dr Drakes with King Creosote