Scottish September Tour

Hello.

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We’re off on tour in September! Really looking forward to getting around the country and playing some new places. We’re starting in Aviemore and finishing in Inverness and the journey itself will be fairly coastal, taking in the west and east coasts and the Moray Firth. So a good excuse to continue our search for the best chippy in Scotland (Stonehaven and Shetland are currently top of the Randolph’s Leap list). We even get a day off to spend in my hometown of Nairn.

We’re doing the whole tour with Spare Snare which should be a good laugh. See the poster above or scroll down to the bottom of this blog for the full list of dates. Note that Arisaig is a 3pm show.

Before that, we’ll be doing an acoustic set at Over The Wall festival at Glasgow’s Gartnavel Hospital on Saturday 27th August. It should be a great day with music from Chrissy Barnacle, Jo Mango and The State Broadcasters.

gartnavelOn September, we’re heading north again to play a show in Forres as part of the Findhorn Bay Festival. We’re supporting Duke Special and James Yorkston. I’m a fan of both of them so really pleased to be involved.

If you saw the last blog, you’ll know that advance tickets are on sale for our next I Can’t Dance To This Music event. It’s happening on Saturday 8th October at Maryhill Community Hall in Glasgow. We’ve got an amazing lineup lined up and we’ll start announcing some announcements fairly soon.

Lastly, thanks to anyone reading this who came along to our London show at the Sebright Arms last week. It was such an enjoyable night and the audience were brilliant. It was a long way to travel but it was absolutely worth it and we can’t wait to come back. If you live down there, keep an eye on Early Doors Disco, the amazing promoters who organised the gig. I’ll leave you with some photos from the 8-hour van journey. Cheers!

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Sat 27th August – Glasgow, Over The Wall festival, Gartnavel Hospital

Sat 3rd September – Aviemore, Old Bridge Inn

Sun 4th September – Arisaig, Crofter’s Rest (early show, 3pm)

Mon 5th September – Aberdeen, Underdog

Tues 6th September – Elgin, Drouthy Cobbler

Thurs 8th September – Inverness, Mad Hatters

Sun 25th September – Forres Town Hall

Sat 8th October – Glasgow, I Can’t Dance To This Music 4, Maryhill Community Hall

I Can’t Dance To This Music 4 – 8th October at Maryhill Community Hall

We’re delighted to announce the next instalment of ‘I Can’t Dance To This Music’! This’ll be the 4th outing for our all-day mini festival and it will take place on Saturday 8th of October in the Maryhill Community Hall in Glasgow. We’ll be performing as well as choosing the bands. The lineup is going to remain a secret for a while longer but previous I Can’t Dance events at the Bowlers Bar, The Glad Café and The CCA have featured music from Withered Hand, Adam Stafford, Viking Moses, Ballboy, Kid Canaveral, BMX Bandits and many more as well as comedy from Josie Long, Richard Brown and Paul McDaniel.

The I Can’t Dance gigs have been some of the best shows we’ve ever played. It’s great to be able to hand-pick the lineup and there’s always a really fun atmosphere with comedians filling in the breaks between bands. The events have gradually been growing in size since the first one in the Bowler’s Bar in 2014 and the hall in Maryhill looks like a smashing room.

Early-bird tickets for this full-day event are are available now for £15. Please watch and share the new video for Microcosm above. It was filmed at March Into Pitlochry festival by Martin Macleod.

Hope to see you in October!

Our new album, ‘Cowardly Deeds’, was released in May on Olive Grove Records.

“Cowardly Deeds compresses joie de vivre into every note and a smart, self-deprecating wit into every rhyming couplet” The National

“An absorbing, hearty, impulsive collection of songs” Gold Flake Paint

“Executed with such joyful abandon that only the hardest of hearts could complain” The Skinny

“A glorious hunk of wonky pop” Daily Record

There seems no way to stop this Glasgow-based folk-pop juggernaut” Scottish Daily Express

Album launch on Friday

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Not long until the album is officially released. Come along and join the party on Friday if you can. We’ll be joined by The State Broadcasters and Woodenbox in the stunning venue of St Luke’s in Glasgow’s East End. Get your tickets in advance.

Here’s the video for our most recent single, Not Thinking. Thanks to Ben and Alan from Wake Up Advice for yet another great idea executed brilliantly. You can buy a special Not Thinking jigsaw from our web shop.

If you really want to do your homework before Friday, the full album is streaming for a limited time over on Gold Flake Paint.

Right. That’s all we need to say right now. Hopefully see you on Friday!

Album pre-orders, new video, new t-shirts

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Cowardly Deeds is available for pre-order! Waheey! Woop woop woop.

You can get it on blue 12″ vinyl or on CD and we’re doing some t-shirt bundles which include your choice of album format plus a stoatally lovely t-shirt for an extra fiver..

teesAll pre-orders include an immediate download of Under The Sun and Back Of My Mind (see below). Orders will be posted out to arrive on or before the official release date of May 20th (probably before). See the end of this blog post for a way of getting the album even earlier…

HEY! Guess what? We’ve got another song and video to share! This one’s called ‘Back Of My Mind’ and it’s the opening track on Cowardly Deeds. The video is by Graham Hughes and it was shot during the album recording sessions at Gran’s House Studio with engineer Keith Holmes. Happy memories.

Speaking of new songs, you can listen back to last week’s Roddy Hart Show on BBC Scotland to hear another song from the album called Shreds. It’s on around the 45 minute mark.

Tickets are on sale for our album launch at St Luke’s on May 20th. Support from Woodenbox and The State Broadcasters.

Lastly, we’ve managed to organise a last-minute Record Store Day deal with Love Music in Glasgow. They’ll have 10 copies of the Cowardly Deeds LP to sell on Saturday. Here’s Sandy from Love Music holding it. The other record is by Ette and we recommend that too.

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Have a great weekend!

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Under The Sun single, album launch + more

Huya.

Our new single, Under The Sun, is out now! Here’s the video, created for us by Graeme O’Hara.

You can buy the single on Bandcamp or iTunes. It’s also streamable on Spotify.

The album, Cowardly Deeds, is out on May 20th and we’re having a launch gig at St Luke’s in Glasgow on that date. TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! The support comes from the terrific Glasgow indie band The State Broadcasters and the terrific Glasgow indie band Woodenbox. TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!!

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We’ve had some really fun gigs recently. Thanks very much if you were an audience member or an organiser who helped them happen. I really enjoyed playing in the One Touch Theatre at Eden Court in Inverness, supporting Woodenbox. It was a different kind of venue for us but the sound on stage was amazingly clear and we had a lot of fun (despite my lack of organisational skills nearly ruining the gig twice). Here’s a reviewAnd here’s another review.

For any Inverness audience members who were disappointed that they didn’t get to hear the punchline to Pete’s joke, he told it the following night at the Stirling Tolbooth and you definitely weren’t missing out. I can’t say my jokes fared any better though (unless maybe stony silence / mild groaning / suppressed retching are signs of amusement in Stirling?). Good gig though and we were were looked after by the Tolbooth staff.

I also had a great time at the Leith Depot on Thursday night, playing solo alongside Haystack Monolith and Gummi Bakko. Thanks to the lovely audience for listening to the songs and chatting to me afterwards and well done to Ian from Glint Recordings for hosting such a nice night.

Lastly, there’s a new EP out by The Smart Set which is the work of former Randolph’s Leap keyboardist Gareth. Give it a listen.

Bye for now.

Adam

New music, Glastonbury and some Cowardly Deeds on the way in May

The new album is here!

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It’s called Cowardly Deeds, it’s a 10-song album and it’s coming out on May 20th! Keep an eye out for more updates on the launch gig, singles, videos and how to pre-order the album. It feels really good to get the ball rolling on a new release. We had a great time making this one and are really looking forward to sharing it so thanks to everyone who has shown an interest in our music and enabled us to keep making it.

If you’d like a preview of what the album sounds like, head over to the Glastonbury 2016 Emerging Talent Playlist. We’re delighted to have been longlisted to play the festival this year and have uploaded a brand new song called Under The Sun. It’ll be the first single from Cowardly Deeds and there’ll be a music video coming soon.

Talk to you very soon.

GIGS!

We’re travelling northwards for some great full-band gigs in March as well as a solo show for Adam in April. Details are as follows:

Sat March 12th – March Into Pitlochry, Pitlochry Town Hall (5pm stage time)

Fri March 25th – Inverness Eden Court w/ Woodenbox

Sat March 26th – Stirling Tolbooth

Sat April 9th – Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer, Kirkcaldy Adam Smith Theatre w/ James Yorkston, Linton Kwesi Johnson & Katherine Joseph

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