Ok. So I’ve always been a fan of The Stormy Seas. Therefore, it’s really nice to finally hear some recorded music by them that showcases their musician ship in a manner which is befitting of such a talented band. Previous recordings have been very, very rough and failed to capture the really lovely subtleties of a group who write far more interesting songs than a lot of the more “popular” Scottish folk acts kicking about.
Let’s get this right, ‘Morbid Desires’ is fast, ferocious and over as quickly as it has begun. It’s a fearsome number of furious traditional Scottish folk music with Michael Tovey practically screaming “My mental health’s not up to scratch” as the chorus ends. Followed by the absolutely sublime ‘Tall Ships’, where Tovey’s vocal could not be more different, this free 2 track taster is the perfect starter for ten for anyone who has never heard the band before. And for those of us who have heard the band before, it serves as a reminder that their debut album ‘Of Rust and Loss’ due out on 14 November this year will be well worth checking out when it arrives. If you haven’t already done so, go and check out The Stormy Seas here. Oh and did I mention that it’s FREE?! Enjoy.