Trembling Bells are 21st century troubadours who know their history, joyously attempting to synthesise traditional folk forms with the bathetic romanticism of country music, the deceptive complexity of medieval music and the swagger of classic Rock. They seek to reanimate the psychic landscapes of Great Britain and relocate them to some vague, mythic land where basic human crises are encountered and conquered. They formed in 2008, born from Glasgow’s close-knit scene, united by shared tastes, passions and imagination. “We all like music on a forensic level”, says drummer and singer Alex Neilson. “We’re all obsessive, pedantic, maladjusted, unemployable nerds.” The band’s new recording ‘The Sovereign Self’ is due for official release on June 29, a few perfectly timed hours after their Leigh Folk Festival appearance.