Richard Luke & Amira Bedrush-McDonald

The Glasgow-based, multi-instrumentalist Richard Luke and violinist Amira Bedrush-McDonald writes ‘sentimental strung vignettes that speak to those baroque places of the heart that spark memory & future inspirations alike’ (Impose Magazine).

Tracked mainly in a church in Glasgow’s West End, their sophomore release, Glass Island is a refreshing and beautifully realised record which builds on the minimal piano and violin by adding ambient synths, glitches and beats. The album explores the tensions of living on an island in the wake of referendums on leaving the EU and Scottish independence. The songs, explains Luke, have “confidence and strength, but also a fragility and drama”