Erskine Lynas – Lease of Youth

Buy Lease of Youth


Local Action is proud to present the debut album by Erskine Lynas, Lease of Youth.

Although Erskine – aka Thomas Emslie – is a new name, he’s a long-time ally of Local Action who’s known for his acclaimed electronic work under previous aliases. He first started sending us his work as Erskine for our Stranger Things show on Radar Radio last year, and these demos quickly developed into a new alias and a full album.

Written and recorded in Aberdeen throughout Summer ’16, Lease of Youth is heavily inspired by the naive melodic synth-pop of bands like Tears for Fears, The Blue Nile, OMD and Magnetic Fields, smeared against the grey skies and coastline of Emslie’s hometown with an approach to after-effects and sampling that betrays his relationship with modern electronic music. Although the album’s lyrics are downcast, they’re paired against bright sounds in a bittersweet way.

All vocals, production and instrumentation is handled by Emslie himself, with a knack for hooks and ear-worms far beyond his years.

Digital LP / Vinyl LP
Released 10 November 2017

All Vocals Production & Instrumentation by Thomas Emslie
Design by Our Place Studio
Mastered by Beau @ Ten Eight Seven
Photography by Dan McCabe Molly McCall & Thomas Emslie
Recorded & Mixed in Aberdeen