Local Buzz: The Merrylees

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GALLOPING down the same dirt-trail that Arthur Miller blazed with psychedelia merchants Love, The Merrylees’ engaging blend of country & western and hallucinogenic riffery follows a fine heritage of 60s and 70s influences.

Debuting a new album at Cabaret Voltaire this Saturday, The Merrylees’ songs are fleet-footed affairs, all skiffling percussion, deftly handled melodies and salt-of-the-earth vocals from singer Ryan Sandison. By turns gentle and heart-quickening, The Merrylees might have a record worth watching out for if their Facebook snippets are anything to go by.

Cabaret Voltaire, Blair Street, Saturday, 7pm, 0131-220 6176