'Songs that capture a power pop spirit tinged with a country edge, shimmering guitars and vocal harmonies recall classic California bands and more local contemporaries such as Teenage Fanclub and Daniel Wylie' Americana UK Dropkick was formed by brothers Andrew and Alastair Taylor at school in a small town on the east coast of Scotland in 1995. Starting off as a punk-pop band, the brothers discovered the music of The Jayhawks and their sound gradually matured into more of an alt-country style but without losing the upbeat, catchy melodies of their songs. Since their self-titled debut album in 2001, they have had a succession of critically acclaimed releases on their own Taylored Records label, the latest of which 'Dot The i' was released in March 2008 and has now been re-issued by Spanish label Rock Indiana Records. Dropkick's new album 'Patchwork' is their first to be released on Swedish label Sound Asleep Records and not only enhances Dropkick's reputaion as being Scotland's most prolific band, but also strengthens their claim to be 'Scotland's finest alt-country power-pop band.' (Tom Morton, BBC Radio Scotland).