Glasgow's Sons and Daughters don't follow the indie pop formula made famous by their counterparts (Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura). Adele Bethel, David Gow, Scott Paterson, and Ailidh Lennon, who formed the group in 2001, 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 most fully-realised album to date in 2008, This Gift.