“With rEDOLENT, we’re constantly trying to make it interesting in some way,” says Danny Herbert. That vision can be heard across their experimental, angular, electronic indie pop but it’s also the driving force behind their conversational lyrics, which tackle everyday anxieties, struggles with mental health and addiction, discontent with the 9-5 rat race and giddy, reckless abandon.

Debut album ‘dinny greet’ sees the Edinburgh 5-piece confident in their warped take on the world, offering harsh reality and joyous escapism over the course of ten sleek, considered tracks. “It’s the most us we’ve ever been,” says Robin Herbert. “We feel honed as a team,” he continues, with the entirely DIY outfit growing up together over the past decade to form something wholly unique.

It’s taken rEDOLENT a long time to get to this point though. Growing up, Robin was inspired by the raw emotional outpouring of post-hardcore bands like Glassjaw. “Hearing those bands really express how they were feeling made me feel things I’d never felt before,” explains Robin. “I immediately wanted to do that for other people”. But that was easier said than done. A struggle to find like minded musicians followed. “Andy (Turnbull, drums) was introduced to me and Robbie (White, bassist) by a college lecturer who thought our styles suited. I knew the second he walked through the door” He laughs. “And here we are ten years later”. “I always had Danny in the back of my mind, it sounds daft but at the time I felt I didn’t know him as well as I’d have liked. One night I mentioned I had this brother who played guitar, and he came along to the next meet up”. Now, the brothers couldn’t be closer with the entire band, rounded out by vocalist/sampler Alice Hancock, more like a creative family.


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