Half Cousin


The founding members of the band met at school in the Orkneys, Scotland where much of their subject matter comes from. Listening to their music its difficult not to conjure up your own images of the place, as the majority of the songs are inspired by life on the islands. For instance, the latest single ‘Country Cassette’ was inspired by Kevin’s Uncle who booked Country and Western bands for the Pubs and Clubs of Orkney. ‘I used to work at a petrol station with him and we'd drive to work on freezing cold, snowy winter mornings listening to his Country cassettes on his car stereo.’

Part of the joy of listening to Half Cousin comes from hearing the joins and spotting the cracks. There are electronic squawks, asthmatic accordion, finger picked acoustic guitar, shambolic junk percussion and otherworldly vocals from Cormack. So Lo-Fi then? Definitey not, but there aren’t many more natural or organic sounding groups around, as you’ll no doubt hear as soon as the off-beats and acoustic strumming of the debut single Half Turn make their presence known.