#139 Aberfeldy – Love Is An Arrow

For a while a decade or so ago it seemed that all indie pop worth listening to came from Scotland – and none was more worth listening to than that produced by Aberfeldy. ‘Love Is An Arrow’ was the song that threatened to propel them into the big time, something that in the end never quite happened. Listening now it’s hard to identify exactly why: the song has the ideal blend of sweetness, cynicism and intelligence – as well as a killer melody – and the eye-catching, bittersweet video completes a perfect pop package.