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Local Action is proud to present the debut album by Erskine Lynas, Lease of Youth. Although Erskine - aka Thomas Emslie - is a new name, he’s a long-time ally of Local Action who was known for his acclaimed electronic work as T_A_M. Written and recorded in Aberdeen throughout Summer ’16, Lease of Youth is heavily inspired by the naive melodic synth-pop of bands like Tears for Fears, The Blue Nile, OMD and Magnetic Fields, smeared against the grey skies and coastline of Emslie’s hometown with an approach to after-effects and sampling that betrays his relationship with modern electronic music. Although the album's lyrics are downcast, they're paired against bright sounds in a bittersweet way. All vocals, production and instrumentation is handled by Emslie himself, with a knack for hooks and ear-worms far beyond his years.
- 1 Feather Fall 2:59 Erskine Lynas Buy
- 2 Craiger Caught the Sleeper 6:04 Erskine Lynas Buy
- 3 New Concrete 4:06 Erskine Lynas Buy
- 4 20 Years 4:33 Erskine Lynas Buy
- 5 Madrigal Morning 4:16 Erskine Lynas Buy
- 6 Forever Rain 2:26 Erskine Lynas Buy
- 7 Humid Thought 3:27 Erskine Lynas Buy
- 8 Run.Away / There's No Face in the Strings 4:07 Erskine Lynas Buy
- 9 Lease of Youth 4:09 Erskine Lynas Buy
- 10 Accord 1:12 Erskine Lynas Buy