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The Pictish Trail with eagleowl + Love.Stop.Repeat
Friday 8 February, doors 8pm
It’s not easy to pin down The Pictish Trail, aka Johnny Lynch. His critically acclaimed 2008 debut album, Secret Soundz Vol. 1, was a gloriously eclectic slice of lo-fi folk-pop, and he is also one half of demented dance-pop duo Silver Columns with Adem Ilhan.
As if that wasn’t enough, Lynch also has his hands full with Fence Records, a DIY indie label based in the East Neuk of Fife, which he runs alongside Kenny Anderson, best known as King Creosote.
After a summer spent playing the pick of the UK’s music festivals, Lynch is now back touring accompanied by his latest signing to Fence, the Edinburgh-based six headed beast, eagleowl. The band will play support, as well as become the Pictish backing band.
Opening will be Fence affiliates Love.Stop.Repeat, whose beautifully crafted, melodic indie-folk-pop will open proceedings in style...
Press for The Pictish Trail:
"Compulsory listening. Indebted to Hot Chip, the Beta Band and Paul McCartney, this is charming, fresh and quietly outré." **** The Observer
"A beautiful concoction of kraut rock electro, space age campfire songs and gentle shore shanties." **** Scotland On Sunday
"Like his heroes The Beta Band, The Pictish Trail has found limited resources to be no handicap for a limitless imagination." NME
"...skitting from electronics to anguished drum-machined fuzzy rock to Velvet Undergroundy feedback, and finally to gentler moments that, most of all, suggest the flowering of a Scottish Bon Iver... a strange, compelling, existential beauty" The Guardian
Tickets £8 in advance
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