Boomkat Product Review:
With new guitar bands raining down from all sides, it's becoming increasingly difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff, especially given their reliance on the same XTC/Gang of Four/The Jam influence sheet. However Glasgow's Sons and Daughters may just have done enough to raise their heads above the cattle, incorporating a healthy dose of strident Celtic heritage to their choppy Orange Juice inflected sound. Opening with 'Medicine', a song of Orwellian intensity, Sons and Daughters' male/female duet has shades of The Dears about it - but whereas the Cannuck mob went for tarnished grandeur, the Lallans have instead chosen serrated edges to underline their intent. Wearing their accents commendably thick, Sons and Daughters sail very close to the forced Captain Beefheart sound of The Zutons on 'Red Receiver', but any doubts over their motivations are blown out of the water by tracks like 'Dance Me In', a song which sounds not unlike PJ Harvey covering Adam Ant with PiL on backing. It'll do me.