Sons and Daughters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": indie indie rock scottish female vocalists rock alternative Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

Glasgow, Scotland-based indie rock band formed by Adele Bethel (18 September 1978, Lanark, Scotland; vocals, guitars, keyboards), Ailidh Lennon (b. 8 August 1975, Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland; bass, mandolin, keyboards), David Gow (b. 27 July 1975, Falkirk, Scotland; drums) and Scott Paterson (b. 6 August 1979, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; guitar/vocals). Each of the members was already ingrained into the alternative music scene in Glasgow, but Sons And Daughters was finally conceived when Bethel and Gow were part of Arab Strap in 2001. The pair had known each other for quite sometime, and had toured as session musicians with several bands, each sharing a love and admiration for alternative folk music. Bands such as fellow Scots Belle And Sebastian, coupled with US artists Smog and Johnny Cash, inspired them to try their own slant on the alt folk genre. Lennon joined the band initially on bass, although she played mandolin on some tracks as well. Paterson joined the...

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