SKJØR – Self Control: Video Premiere

Music Team

Watch the video for Edinburgh-based quartet SKJØR's debut single Self Control, directed by David P Scott.

Edinburgh-based four-piece SKJØR (pronounced ‘sure’) release their debut single Self Control on 25 November, in association with the Nurturing Talent Fund, awarded by Young Scot and Creative Scotland.

Forming in 2014, the band consist of vocalist and guitarist Louise McCraw, lead guitarist Callum La Barre, bassist Cameron Bradley and drummer Rebecca Anderson, who all met at “various youth music projects run across Edinburgh and East Lothian.”

Inspired by adventures in Norway, McCraw beautifully sequences her distinctive and poetic lyrics with the band’s guitar-driven melodies. McCraw and La Barre tell us that SKJØR’s main influences are “Warpaint, Florence & the Machine, Daughter, Savages, David Bowie, Lanterns on the Lake, Crystal Castles and Daft Punk.”

McCraw explains: “Self Control is about being in a situation you have no control over, whether that is a controlling relationship, insomnia or even something more serious, such as domestic abuse.”

The video for Self Control was produced by David P Scott, and as La Barre tell us, it's “about sharing common ground as musicians. We all choose to escape life’s pressures and commotion by performing and creating music together. We wanted to include our favourite local bar, The Mouse Trap, in the video too.”


Self Control is released on 25 Nov

SKJØR play Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh on 23 Nov and The Garage (Attic Bar) on 26 Nov