Lainie & The Crows are an Edinburgh band influenced by progressive folk, experimental rock, neo-psychedelia and lo-fi. With strong live performances, the band have supported many well-known touring bands and have played iconic venues such as King Tuts in Glasgow. In November 2014 the band released a short psych-americana EP, influenced by the 70s folk-rock scene. The EP received a number of positive reviews from critics and sold out in hard copy. The band are currently writing and recording new material which leans towards a heavier, more groove-driven sound.
Reviews of Chemical Rest, EP
"[the band] have brought their a-game with their first EP release, Chemical Rest [...] Lainie & The Crows are off to an auspicious start, and with such a broad musical range to draw from, a debut album is an enticing prospect indeed." Ravechild.co.uk
"Lainie Urquhart’s voice [...] would corrupt a minister of the church while the straight down the line Nashville guitar riffs are, in this context, nothing less than sarcastic. My hat is duly doffed to Lainie and the Crows. They are one Edinburgh band that should be allowed to move to Glasgow." Bluesbunny.co.uk
"laced with country-tinged harmonies, rockabilly twangs, sweet Appalachian blues and the occasional laid-back heartbreaker" - The Skinny
"...absolutely love it [...] with broad influences of americana, country, surf-blues & psychedelic folk, it showcases the breadth & depth of the band’s rootsy and modern-retro folk sound." 7ahead music
"touches of Americana, a tinge of country-rock and a soupcon of psychedelic folk blending organ-wash with vibrant guitar overlaid by longing female vocals [...] there's something good going on here but I guess we wait for the album to really get inside their music." Folkwords.com