Sons & Daughters are - Adele Bethel (vocals/guitars/keyboards), Ailidh Lennon (bass/mandolin), Dave Gow (drums/percussion) and Scott Paterson (guitars/vocals).
"It comes from a dream that Adele had a couple of years ago," laughs Sons & Daughters guitarist Scott Paterson when quizzed on the enigma of just how they decided upon their name. "Bob Dylan was standing in her back garden singing 'The Times They Are-A Changing,' and she woke up immediately after he sang the line, 'Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command.' And the name just stuck from there."
Formed in 2001, the band compose a roughcast folk-rock sound similar to the likes of Smog and Cat Power. Prior to getting together, Bethel (guitar) and Gow (drums) toured and recorded with the Zephyrs and Arab Strap. Paterson (guitar/bass) chiefed March of Dimes for a short time while Lennon (mandolin/bass) studied classical composition at a University nearby. In 2002, Sons and Daughters self-released The Lovers EP. Love the Cup, an intriguing homage to Johnny Cash, followed a year later. In 2005, Sons and Daughters issued their studio full-length, The Repulsion Box. With the help of producer Bernard Butler, the band released their critically acclaimed "This Gift" in 2008.
After a few years of relative inactivity the band released a free download, Silver Spell, accompanied by a trailer for their new album, "Mirror Mirror", which was released on June 2011.