THE first single from Niteworks’s eagerly anticipated second album Air Fàir an Là will be available from Friday, July 13.

Featuring Gaelic-singing trio SIAN – Ellen MacDonald, Eilidh Cormack and Ceitlin LR Smith – the album title track is a reworking of a 17th-century song penned by a Skye woman named Màiri nighean Alasdair Ruaidh, who ended up exiled from her community for the crime of writing poetry despite being a woman. She remained unforgiven even in death and was buried face down as a result of the “sins” she had committed.

It is a beautifully constructed track which contains all Niteworks’s electronic hallmarks, working in combination with the layered voices of SIAN.

The band have drafted in electronic producer Alex Menzies (Alex Smoke) to further hone their unique style and, judging by this single, that “difficult” second album is going to prove something of a breeze for the boys from Skye.