The New Mendicants
  • Edinburgh Fringe

The New Mendicants are a Canadian-based indie rock supergroup, consisting of singer-songwriters Joe Pernice and Norman Blake on acoustic guitar and vocals. Pernice (US) is best known for his work with Scud Mountain Boys and Pernice Brothers, while Blake (Scotland) is associated with the band Teenage Fanclub. In concert, the band performs both its own material and alternate renditions of both Pernice Brothers and Teenage Fanclub songs. The full-length 2014 album Into the Lime consists partly of songs that Blake and Pernice wrote for the upcoming film adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel A Long Way Down.