Scotland-based rock group Algernon Doll proudly released its third album, Omphalic, via Struggletown Records this summer. Omphalic sees Algernon Doll break out from its one-man-band persona as frontman Ewan Grant continues to hone and perfect an alternative guitar sound that harks back to a sound reminiscent of early 90’s grunge. New video "Sweet Nothing" debuts today.
At just 24 years old, Grant is carving out a place in the hearts and minds of fans and critics alike, having previously released critically acclaimed albums, Camomile and Citalo-pop, that has seen him compared to the likes of Elliott Smith. Omphalic offers in equal parts a reflective sound with chiming guitars, poignant lyrics and unforgettable hooks and an angriness and causticity that has Nirvana written all over it
Omphalic was mastered by Bob Weston of the mighty Shellac, who has production credits on a host of classic records such as Nirvana’s In-Utero and many others. Algernon Doll features Grant (guitar & vocals), Wull Swales (bass & backing vocals) and Owen Wicksted (drums) with Ewan and Tom Mitchell also playing drums on the record.
Supporting their release, Algernon Doll played a number of shows in the UK as well as the Radio 1 Big Weekend and Wickerman Festival. He aims to record more tracks, this time with Steve Albini, at the end of this year or early next year.
Check out the latest video from new new album: "Sweet Nothing"
Praise For Algernon Doll:
" Grant takes great pride in his dexterity citing a range of influences from Elliott Smith to Arab Strap, Fugazi and Nirvana as he creates meaningful alternative guitar music "--BBC
"As frontman Ewan Grant has expanded his vision to a trio while honing in on the ’90s alternative affectations with a little help from Shellac’s Bob Weston" --IMPOSE
" Sloping, acerbic guitar music, the band's ready wit and off kilter rhythms recall Pavement or even current darlings Cloud Nothing." --Clash