‘They Shoot Music Don’t They’ regularly film the world’s best new bands on the streets of their hometown Vienna. Recently they visited Scotland to capture some of our finest musicians in unusual places. With their permission, we can now share these brilliant films with you. This week, Meursault in Inverleith Park:

They Shoot Music Don’t They Goes to Scotland

#2 – Meursault

Since we were staying with Matthew from Song, by Toad in Edinburgh, we could hardly miss Neil Pennycook from Meursault. Neil and Matthew often hang out together and once we also stumbled into Neil’s mixing of the new Meursault-album that happened in Matthew’s studio and living room. The little pretaste of the second album “All creatures will make merry” that we got to hear was already overwhelming, so we are happy that Neil decided to perform two songs from it for the acoustic session.

Not far from Matthew’s home at Inverleith Park, Neil walks up a hill with a nice view on the city. Shafts of sunlight are caressing the scenery with a pond populated by swans to Neil’s feet and a rugby match taking place behind him. Amidst the surrounding noise of rugby players doing their battle cry and sea-gulls calling, Neil raises his urgent voice to perform “Weather” and scream out the pain over our heads and over the city’s rooftops. It’s a contagious energy and leaves you wanting to release a tirade of similar sound intensity.

Yet after this compelling volume competition with the sportsmen (that Neil definitely won!), Meursault takes a seat at the stairs to the pond to go for the more peaceful “One Day This’ll All Be Fields“. The rendition is no less absorbing and soon Neil finds himself encircled by inquisitive swans.

Meursault – Weather


Meursault – One Day This’ll All Be Fields


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Thanks to Matthew too for his help in putting this together.