Stillhound – Let The Best (EP Premiere)

Stream the new EP from Edinburgh trio Stillhound ahead of its release on Monday, and get a track-by-track breakdown of Let The Best

Feature by The Skinny | 23 Mar 2017
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Fergus Cook, Laurie Corlett-Donald and Dave Lloyd return with a trio of new tracks, following on from last year's debut album Bury EverythingA mixture of woozy indie-pop and angular Foals-esque guitar lines, the new EP sees the band build on their sound while also expanding into some exciting new territory.

But don't take our word for it, as Stillhound guitarist Laurie Corlett-Donald has provided us with a track-by-track guide to the new EP, which the band put together over the course of writing trips at either end of 2016. Listen to the EP in the player below, and read Corlett-Donald's stories behind the three new tracks.

Let The Best: "Timeline wise this is the first that was written, although I also feel it may be the biggest departure sonically. It was one of the first that came from a two-week writing trip up in Gairloch in early February last year and also the first thing that we really wrote after the departure of our drummer Cat [Myers, of Honeyblood fame]."

X, Y and Dread: "This is the first time we have written a song, worked on it and then released it without sitting on it for months and months. We wrote it in September last year, worked on it throughout October, November and December (a lot was done in post-production) and then it was ready to release."

Adoring Host: "This was the last song we wrote at the end of the February 2016 writing trip. We had already began packing up when it was written, and all the parts came together under real restraint and with a sense of minimalism that we had not really tried before. The vocals were the last thing to be written, which is pretty unusual in the way we write, and I think brings a lot of interest to the structure and sonic texture underlining the song."

Let The Best is out on 27 Mar; Stillhound play an EP release show at Sneaky Pete's in Edinburgh on 28 Mar, with support from EMILIE.