"The definition of yearning is, “a feeling of intense longing for something”. Don’t mistake pop accessibility for careerism when it is this heartfelt, genuine and waaay too earnest. In the best way possible." - Pet Piranha
"Such is the stigma surrounding mental health issues many people will struggle to talk about how it affects them, opening up hearts and minds through songwriting is an expressive and sometimes healing process, hearing these results is genuinely moving and it's been a while since a record made me feel how Despondent does. " - Punknews.org
"One of the most accomplished, intelligent collections of songwriting that a Scottish act has ever produced, dark thematically, yes, but at the same time mindful of the promise that music can deliver such cathartic experiences that can in turn elevate struggling spirits."
"An album of great depth, there are layers upon layers of things going on, both musically and lyrically, echoing the finest in both US emo and Scottish indie with a punk rock heart and epic delivery. The album is journey and a magnificent achievement that is more than worthy of your affections; a strong contender for record of the year so far." - Make That A Take Records
"Despondent not only has an “all killer, no filler” mentality, with every song being just as damn as good and heartfelt as the last, but, in terms of production, the record even sounds like it should be exchanging blows with the big boys on the circuit at the moment." - Louder Than War
Recorded from end of 2012 to early 2014.
Donations from proceeds will be going to The Scottish Association Of Mental Health
released 22 March 2014
Gavin Luke Ross - Vocals/guitar/drums/bass/synths
Sean Arnold - Vocals/guitar/bass
additional bass by Ruairi Mitchell
additional piano by Graeme Watt
Written and recorded by Terrafraid
Recorded at Seagate Studios. Mixed by Graeme Watt
Cover girl: Madeleine Shearer
Photography: Anna Beachmountain