Thurso is very nearly as far north as you can go in mainland Britain (it’s the last town you come to before John O’Groats at the very tip of Scotland). It also happens to be the lead track on the first EP from Glasgow band, Over the Wall, the latest signing to Motive Sounds. The band have a lovely animated video to support their new release too, directed by Dan Sutherland of Red…
The video sees OTW duo, Ben Hillman and Gav Prentice, perform their song via a number of nostalgia-laden educational books; the offset colours and clunky animation suiting the pair’s brand of lo-fi pop perfectly.
Smith is no stranger to CR, having originally been one of our One to Watchers back in ooh 2003 or 4 (we’ll check), and part of our feature on Motive Sounds’ excellent creative output that we documented in 2007.
As well as releasing some fine musicianship (check out out Mt. and Manatees, who CR saw live recently with the OTW chaps), the label also believes strongly in promoting good packaging design as well as good sounds.