Ah, Astrid - what fond memories we have of thee.
The Scottish group hinged on the partnership between Willie Campbell and Charlie Clark, and in their initial run the band's sweetly melodic indie introspection made for a fine concoction.
Astrid's catalogue stretched to nine singles, three albums and three EPs, including their stellar 1999 debut 'Strange Weather Lately', produced by none other than Edwyn Collins.
It's an association that continues on their new album, with 'Fall, Stand, Dance' set to be released on April 12th via Edwyn Collins' AED Records imprint.
Recorded in Los Angeles, it contains a curiously smalltown streak, evident on wonderful new song 'Poison Reaction'.
A glorious piece of jangle pop with a hint of Americana, it's rooted in memories of Glasgow, while the visuals was shot on the Isle of Lewis.
Astrid explain: "The video was shot in our hometown and features various friends, neighbours and people who live on the Isle Of Lewis. The song is partly about memories of living in Glasgow in the early days and a relationship or a moment could have made a relationship going wrong.”
Tune in now.
Catch Astrid at the following shows:
13 Glasgow Pacific Quay BBC Session
16 Glasgow Nice n’ Sleazy (matinee)
21 Edinburgh The Mash House
22 Perthshire March Into Pitlochry Fest
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