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Introducing… Chris Connelly and Monica Queen

Scottish alt-rock gets poetic.

Time to take an introduction to two Scottish powerhouses of alternative music. Chris Connelly has been creating for nearly 40 years and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. To be largely independent and still going after such an innings is a true inspiration for many a smaller indie artist. The indie-rock Scot is celebrating Scottish culture with his new album ‘ The Birthday Poems’. The birthday in question is of George Mackay Brown who would have been turning 100 this year. He passed in 1996 but his poetry lives on and this is what Chris Connelly has tapped into.

Chris teamed up with Monica Queen, Scotland’s guest vocalist for many acts including Belle and Sebastian. The album is a collaborative one and Monica Queen sings on half of the album. The new single is ‘My Father Took Me Everywhere’ and it is a bombastic mix of ragged folk-rock, alternative drama and Monica’s distinctive voice. I really dig this track so enjoy the music video below.

You can find out more about ‘The Birthday Poems’ over on its Bandcamp Page – including being able to pre-order it.

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