It's a well worn point of ribbing among my friends and me that approximately 90% of the bands I love are Scottish. And of that 90%, 80% of those artists are bearded (sure We Were Promised Jetpacks would be if they were old enough…) - so it'll surprise not one of my acquaintances that The Winter Tradition have been taken to my heart. ‘Send The Waves’ sounds like early Tellison with Scottish accents. Basically a major win. Add the tinkling glockenspiel that I'm sure is a statutory requirement for all fledgling bands north of the border, handclaps, and layered, echoing vocals to a deeply satisfying climax and what you get is a spot on my 'Beardy Scottish' playlist for life.

The track is free to download from their website here.