Found Factorycraft

Found Factorycraft
Although hailing from the same post-'00s Scottish scene that spawned the Twilight Sad, Frightened Rabbit and We Were Promised Jetpacks, Edinburgh's Found must not be lumped in with those bands' overtly dramatist stance. The trio's third LP, Factorycraft, shows Found looking back to a more classicist Scottish indie sound, utilizing more unfussy, trouble-free methods of songwriting. Sounding wholly angelic on "I'll Wake with a Seismic Head No More" and "Johnny, I Can't Walk the Line," vocalist/guitarist Ziggy Campbell finds endless ways to deliver his melodies: swaddling, stretching, slicing and spicing. That's not to say that Campbell alone drives the songs on Factorycraft, as the band are at home working off of Jesus and Mary Chain's kick drum on "Machine Age Dancing," Cocteau Twins' pedal-board on "Shallow" and Arab Strap's drum machine on "Every Hour That Passes." For a band with such an understated album cover and moniker, Found have a hell of a lot to say. (Chemikal Underground)