Big thanks to Joe Darcy for his heads-up on this great band. Probably easiest to describe as "thoughtful, eclectic, jangly guitar rock" in the mold of Brian Wilson, Roger McGuinn or Paddy McAloon. Here is the summary from allmusic:
An ever-shifting Scottish group led by singer/songwriter David Scott, the only constant member, the Pearlfishers are a glorious soft pop band mixing acoustic-based music with subtle orchestral flourishes, rather like a Glasgow-based Prefab Sprout with a major Brian Wilson fixation. Since forming in 1989 the Pearlfishers have refined and broadened their sound while maintaining a steadily growing cult following.
For a great introduction have a listen to this one hour BBC Radio Scotland special where majordomo David Scott talks about the music and plays some of the songs.