Tortoise Backwards

A cracking piece of old school style indie, firmly in the Belle and Sebastian tradition, from London band Esiotrot. This song is guitars, horns and ramshackle melody, with a vocal defining teenage longing and lust- a tribute to Emily Scott ‘the clergyman’s daughter’, whose skirt the singer admits he wants to lift up. The best line is ‘she hangs out with kids who speak in tongues, our tongues are otherwise engaged’. A really good song, and the only thing by Esiotrot I’ve heard. Can’t quite understand why I’ve never looked further into them.

Emily Scott.mp3