Cold Seeds

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Cold Seeds
Studio album by Cold Seeds
Released March, 2010
(Special Limited Edition)
June, 2010 (General Release)
Recorded October 2009, Stockbridge, Edinburgh
Genre Indie Folk, Lo-Fi,
Label Song, by Toad Records
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Artrocker 4/5 stars [1]
Drowned In Sound 8/10 stars [2]
The List 4/5 stars [3]
The Skinny 3/5 stars [4]

Cold Seeds is a musical collaboration between Kenny Anderson (King Creosote), Frances Donnelly (Animal Magic Tricks), and Neil Pennycook and Peter Harvey of Meursault.

The term Cold Seeds refers to the project as a whole, encompassing the name of the group and the title of the album that emerged from the collaboration. The name is derived from Frances Donnelly's lyrics to Leave Me To Lie Alone In The Ground.

The album was recorded in the Autumn of 2009 at the Song, by Toad Records recording facility in Stockbridge, Edinburgh. Anderson, Donnelly and Pennycook all wrote songs for the project, which the group then recorded together - each singer often taking the lead vocal role on a song written by one of the other artists - while Harvey composed, arranged and performed the distinctive cello parts.

A limited edition, hand-printed heavyweight-vinyl version of the album was released in March 2010 at Fence Records' annual "Home Game" festival in Anstruther, Fife. A general release was then announced for June 2010.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Leave Me To Lie Alone In The Ground" Donnelly 3:40
2. "King" Donnelly 3:46
3. "Bubble" Anderson 4:00
4. "Sleet" Pennycook 5:32
5. "Crank Resolutions" Pennycook 4:06
6. "By 11 O’Clock She’d Left" Anderson 3:12
7. "The Perfume Of Mexican Birds" Donnelly 4:36
8. "Soil" Donnelly 5:30
9. "Please Don’t Send Me Home" Pennycook 5:10


Cold Seeds: (l-r) Peter Harvey, Neil Pennycook, Kenny Anderson, Frances Donnelly

Cold Seeds[edit]

  • Kenny Anderson
  • Frances Donnelly
  • Peter Harvey
  • Neil Pennycook


  • Frances Donnelly


  1. ^ Rawlins, Ric (2 July 2010). "Cold Seeds". Artrocker. 
  2. ^ Cooke, Robert (26 August 2010). "Cold Seeds - 'Cold Seeds'". Drowned In Sound. 
  3. ^ Boyle, Niki (10 June 2010). "Cold Seeds". The List. 
  4. ^ Kealy, Oisin (2 June 2010). "King Creosote, Meursault & Animal Magic Tricks – Cold Seeds". The Skinny. 

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