St Martiins: Othr Grls – video review
Louder Than War’s Roxy Gillespie follows up on a drunken meeting with St Martiin’s singer Kate Lynch in Subway on Sauchiehall Street at Stag and Dagger. She finds a world of sunshine and sumptuous melodies in their new video for the track Othr Grls.
Dundee duo St Martiins are a beautifully melodic duo who release their debut EP on June 23. They have released a video for Othr Grls which is a sunny day view of a similarly up-beat and wonderfully crafted track with melodies to die for.
The duo, Kate Lynch and Mark Johnston met at school when they were 12-years-old and have been making music of various forms together for quite some time, although in this format they only got together last August. Their years creating music together make them seem like far more seasoned performers, with the music managing to sound simple and sophisticated at the same time. The harmonies are delicate but luxurious; the sound of a hazy summer day. The guitar sweeps the track along, perfectly complementing the ethereal vocal perfectly. Their sound is lo-fi pop of the highest quality.
There is a similarly lo-fi feel to the video, which sees the happy duo outside in the sun outside a breeze-block garage basically playing with different dogs. The scenes are choppily joined adding to the sparse but relevant feel. The ‘othr grls’ of the lyrics are not present; the dogs take centre stage.
Things look bright for St Martiins. Their EP is released on June 23 and they have a launch night in King Tut’s in Glasgow on the 29th with support from SKJØR and Le Thug, which should prove to be a bit of a must-see. If Othr Grls is anything to go by, we can only expect this young duo to go from strength to strength.
Tickets for King Tut’s available here.