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“Pure celestial bliss can be found encapsulated within this twelve track release. While Zoe’s vocal may seem gentle her words are mighty, woven amongst instrumentation diverse yet never overbearing to form a collection so naively at ease it leaves you spellbound. Zoe’s debut album ‘Transience’ released now on Last Night From Glasgow.”

Scottish Alternative Music Awards

“Zoë Bestel’s album Transcience came out last month on Last Night From Glasgow, and it’s rarely been off the SWH! turntable since. It’s a collection of songs which are aching in their beauty and fragility, yet there is a core strength and assuredness which makes you feel, if just while the record plays, that everything really is for the best in this best of all possible worlds, despite evidence to the contrary.”

Scots Whay Hae!

“Transience is a beautifully assembled record which displays the immense songwriting talent of Bestel. Her songs are mesmerizing and make you want to wander deep into a forest and allow yourself to get lost for a few hours.”

LYD Magazine, Katharina Moos Bille

Meet Zoë

Ethereal vocals, poignant melodies and stirring lyrics describes award winning nu-folk singer/songwriter and musician, Zoë Bestel, hailed as one of the countries most exciting emerging talents. As well as numerous BBC radio performances, Zoë has played at leading festivals including Celtic Connections, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Stonehaven Folk Festival, Orkney Folk Festival, and headlined The Ukulele Festival of Scotland.

2018 brings the release of Zoë’s second album and fourth release, Transience. Recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark in the summer of 2017, and signed in the November by ethical Glasgow based label Last Night From Glasgow who brought her new work to vinyl.

Transience was released, to high acclaim, digitally, on CD and 180gm vinyl on Record Store Day 2018.

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“Pure artistry”

Alan Morrison, The Herald


Nathan Connolly, Snow Patrol

“Audiences are fast catching up with the fact that, in Bestel’s hands, the ukulele shrugs off its stereotypical comedy baggage and becomes the instrument of choice for one of Scotland’s most fascinating young singer-songwriters.”

The National