Hailing from Edinburgh, Mt. Doubt is the musical alias of frontman Leo Bargery, which over time has evolved musical arms and legs into a multi instrumental alt-rock / dark-pop band, with evocative lyrics delivered through warm brogue vocals.
Sophomore album In Awe of Nothing was released via indie label Scottish Fiction to critical acclaim, receiving praise from the likes of The Herald, The National, The List and The Skinny. Radio airplay followed on BBC 6Music, BBC Radio Scotland, KEXP, XFM, and Amazing Radio, as well as playing two live sessions for BBC Radio Scotland.
Tipped as one of BBC Radio Scotland's Vic Galloway's 'Top 25 Scottish Artists to Watch' and described as "a massively distinctive new voice in Scottish music" by BBC Radio Scotland's Roddy Hart; the past two years have been ones of further development with the release of three further EP's; The Loneliness of the TV Watchers, Moon Landings and This Must Mean Something Awful.
Live the band have been praised for their energetic and atmospheric performances at T in the Park, Belladrum, Brew at the Bog, ButeFest, XpoNorth, ShuffleDown, Mugstock, The Big Sit In and Songs From Northern Britain. Recent supports slots include bands such as We Were Promised Jetpacks, Errors, Admiral Fallow, Andy Jenkins, Peaness and White Lies.
“Rich emotive song writing.”
– Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland
“There's no denying Bargery's ability to create atmospheric indie-pop with delicate and sinewy melodies.”
– The Herald
“Immediate comparisons will be drawn with The National.” – The National
"Fuses a charming Edwyn Collins baritone with flavours of The National’s anthemic mid-life trepidation and Springsteen’s way with an everyperson guitar riff and chorus"
– The List
“Leo Bargery has a voice like caramel, with just a hint of something grittier alongside. He croons his way through the record with a seductive nonchalance”
– The Skinny