The Reindeer Section is tagged as: indie, indie rock, scottish, indie pop, alternative
The Reindeer Section is a scottish indie rock supergroup formed in 2001 by Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol, who released albums and gigged in 2001 and 2002. The Reindeer Section grouping was somewhat ad hoc, and so it is uncertain if more will be heard from them. However in a 2007 interview with the Times Online, Gary Lightbody declared his interest in recording another album once work finishes on the next Snow Patrol album - probably in 2008.
The Reindeer Section arose - according to Lightbody - out of a chance get-together of musicians at a Lou Barlow gig in Glasgow in 2001, at which Lightbody drunkenly laid down the challenge to others to “make an album together”, to which everyone said “yeah yeah”. Lightbody “went home and next day wrote the album” and later convinced Johnny Davies of Bright Star Recordings to fund a recording session and release the proposed album. The group met over three days of rehearsal and ten days of recording to produce the first album. The album, Y’All Get Scared Now, Ya Hear! was released with a mini tour, the first venue of which was Belfast’s The Limelight venue.
A second album, Son of Evil Reindeer was released ten months after the critical acclaim of the first, with a slightly different line-u...
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