Published: 11/07/2014 10:46 - Updated: 11/07/2014 11:24

Netsounds Talk #7: Call To Mind

Call To Mind
Call To Mind

T launches festival season for Call To Mind

For this edition of Netsounds Talk  we thought we would focus on one act and one act alone from the Scottish Highlands,Call To Mind.   

It’s with good reason that we shine this spotlight on the band as this will be a pretty big week for them as they make their debut appearance at Scotland's biggest music festival, T In The Park.

2014 has already been an exciting year for the band who have their roots deep in the Highlands.

Jamie and Martin Ross hail from Ardersier with Andrew Masson from Sunnyside with fellow band-mates Joe Smillie from Pollockshields and Steve Gribbin from the other Croy in North Lanarkshire.

In April they released their critically-acclaimed and highly-anticipated debut album,The Winter Is White through the successful Glasgow-based DIY label, Olive Grove Records. The album draws influence from musical heroes such as Sigur Rós, The National, Kate Bush and their love of Scotland’s dramatic outdoors.

Call To Mind's album The Winter Is White.
Call To Mind's album The Winter Is White.

The release of The Winter Is White proved you do not need a big fanfare to create a sonic ripple effect big enough to move mountains.

In short Call To Mind created a body of work that explores thoughtful, emotional territory – affecting, beautiful and inventive.

Call To Mind will be sharing the BBC Introducing stage at T In The Park with some of the finest new and under-the-radar acts including headliners Slaves and The Amazing Snakeheads.  If you are going to T, be sure to catch the band on Sunday at 6:15pm.

T In The Park is only the beginning of the festival season for the band.  There will be plenty more opportunities to catch them in Scotland with appearances at Wickerman Festival (July 25) and Belladrum (August 4).

Then, in October the band make a return trip to Inverness to play their biggest-ever Highland show.

The Eden Court gig on Saturday, October 25 promises to be a unique and beautiful evening of music with the band being joined by special guests

The Cairn String Quartet and Inverness based Dr. Wook.

It will be Scottish band Call to Mind's biggest headline show to date and it's apt that they are staging this in their Highland homeland at Eden Court, Inverness on Saturday, October 25. 

Back in May guitarist Jamie Ross explained to us why Eden Court would be the ideal setting for them: “I remember music visually; a lot of what we do is rooted in our environment, upbringing and background. Eden Court will be the perfect place to help the aural elements of our show bloom visually.”

There’s some pretty impressive stuff happening for Call To Mind over the coming months, which is why we are more than happy to shine a spotlight on them here at www.whatson-north.co.uk

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