South Street


South Street

The Pictish Trail with eagleowl + Love.Stop.Repeat

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with eagleowl

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 

"this spirited and life-affirming album succeeds in converting some of the sadder aspects of life into music graced with humour and, indeed, joy." BBC Review 

"a glorious hotchpotch of screwball sounds, whizzes, bangs and bonkers instrumental breaks" Drowned In Sound 

"as much fun to listen to as you imagine Lynch had making it" The Herald 

"another mess of DIY wonderment...a blend of drum machines, analogue keyboards, accordion and, who knows, maybe old coathangers and sticky back plastic. Lynch’s sweet, sorrowful voice binds it all together with a mix of tenderness and vulnerability" FOUR STARS, The Scotsman 

"The album is a day-glo pop carousel. There’s hints of the Beta Band, Guided By Voices, even the Associates throughout the album but Johnny Lynch’s vision is singular." This Is Fake DIY 

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