Appendix Out

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s


This folk-based lo-fi indie band was formed in Scotland in 1994 by Alasdair Roberts (Swabia, Germany; vocals/guitar) and Dave E. While (bass/violin). The duo recorded a demo cassette that was passed on to Will Oldham, resulting in the release of ‘Ice Age’/‘Pissed With You’ on the US lo-fi singer-songwriter’s Palace label. Louise D. (cello) and Eva Peck (drums) completed the line-up on Appendix Out’s debut, The Rye Bears A Poison, that was released in 1997 by the US label Drag City Records. The band fashioned a startlingly modern folk music that drew on both Scottish traditional music and the downbeat acoustic style of Oldham’s Palace Music recording project, with Roberts’ songwriting announcing a powerful new force on the UK folk scene. Further line-up tinkering saw Roberts joined by Gareth Eggie (guitar/percussion), Tom Crossley (flute/keyboards), Dave Elcock and Kate Wright (backing vocals). The band’s follow-up for...

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