Searching For Donkeys (SFD) are a four piece from Inverness whose debut e.p. Dirty Lunch is released on 13 December. The band have built up a loyal following in the North East of Scotland through a series of gigs at venues ranging from the local pub circuit to festival stages with appearances at Brew At The Bog and Belladrum Tartan Heart earlier this year and also the odd high profile support slot, supporting the likes of Simple Minds, The View and Palma Violets. The release of Dirty Lunch sees the band top off a great year for them in their own inimitable style.

Searching For Donkeys make no bones about their style of music – they promise “straight-up indie music” full of hooks and melodies and that’s exactly what you get. At times, the songs do sound slighty early 2000’s but for a first release it’s a promising start. Festival Tune is a the highlight of the e.p. and you can easily see it being a success with a mid-afternoon festival crowd with its’ jangly guitars and lyrics that all festival goers can easily relate to. Golden is a good track too, based around a bluesy riff that packs a good punch. All in all, Searching For Donkeys are definitely one to keep an eye on and a crowd pleasing performance at the likes of T In the Park surely awaits them.

Dirty Lunch is released on 13 December and can be purchased on Itunes, blinkbox and many other online sources. Check out the band’s Facebook page too where you’ll find them available to chat and if you’re nice to them, they may well send you a few freebies.


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