Meursault are an alternative indie band founded in 2006 in Edinburgh, Scotland, led by singer-songwriter Neil Pennycook. Their musical style has been variously categorised as folktronica, alternative rock and indie folk.
The name of the band is a reference to the main character of L’Etranger, the famous novel of Albert Camus.
They were a mainstay of Song, By Toad Records, founded and run by the legendary Matthew Young for more than a decade before he called it a day to concentrate on family matters, albeit he is still reasonably active in the Edinburgh music scene. Meursualt’s most recent album, Crow Hill, was released last year on Common Ground a new Edinburgh-based label.
Here’s a track from the highly acclaimed third album, Something For The Weakened, released in 2012:-
mp3 : Meursault – Settling