Loch Lomond have a Scottish sounding name, but come from Portland which is over there in that America. Their Scottish connections go further than the name though, it was a couple of releases on Song, by Toad that I first heard the band. Chemikal Underground released Loch Lomond’s latest album over here last year, and now we have this EP, White Dresses, making up their first brand new material for Chemikal.
The songs on offer here share a gentle fragility, and a sense of melancholy. There’s lush, rich instrumentation, but with a restraint that gives everything room to breathe. Allied with Ritchie Young’s show stopping voice, constantly oozing emotion, this is just plain really good music. Rather than throw a bunch of adjectives at you as I try and fail to describe the EP any further, I’ll just leave it at that.