Marc Riley Session, Live Album, Teatowel, New Gigs + more

Hello. How are things? Adam here.

We’re really pleased to be heading back to Manchester on April 16th for our third Marc Riley session on BBC 6Music. The programme starts at 7pm and we’ll be playing three songs. It’s a great show.

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We’ve got some stuff happening for Record Store Day on April 18th. We’re releasing a live album called ‘Most Clunky’ on vinyl. Recorded at Kid Canaveral’s Xmas Baubles at Portobello Hall last December and consisting of 9 songs mostly taken from Clumsy Knot (hence the anagram title), it sounds better than any of us can remember playing so really looking forward to letting you hear it. I will be playing some solo in-store performances on Saturday 18th at Love Music in Glasgow as well as Underground Sol’shn and VoxBox in Edinburgh. We’ll post specifics nearer the time.

Thanks to everyone who came to I Can’t Dance To This Music #3. We had an amazing time. I was at the venue for 16 hours* but enjoyed every minute. The bands and comedians were all as terrific and funny and punctual and well-dressed and sweet-smelling as we could have hoped for and we managed to sell out the CCA which took us by surprise. There are nice reviews from Rave Child and Manic Pop Thrills and some great photos which I’ll post at the end of this blog.

We released Isle of Love, our final single from Clumsy Knot, and it’s available on our website as a teatowel + postcard bundle which includes a download code for a series of remixes. There are only a few left. The I Can’t Dance To This Music t-shirts are back in stock too.

Lastly, we have a bunch of new gigs lined up. The next big Scottish full-band show is in Edinburgh on May 7th. It’s in the amazing Summerhall Dissection Room as part of the Nothing Ever Happens Here series. We’re big fans of the other bands on the bill, The Son(s) and Book Group, so I reckon it’s going to be a real belter.

Other gigs include a solo support slot at Henry & Fleetwood‘s EP lauch at the Glad Café in Glasgow on April 11th. Anyone who caught their set at ICDTTM#3 will know how good they are. Can’t wait. After that, we’re supporting The Artisans at The Mining Institute in Newcastle as they launch their new single. We’re also playing in Dunfermline with Lost Map labelmates Tuff Love on May 22nd and we have a festival slot at Electric Fields on August 29th. The lineup for that looks great. Here’s a full list of upcoming gigs:

APR 11 – Glad Café (SOLO), Glasgow, Henry & Fleetwood EP launch

APR 25 – Mining Institute, Newcastle Upon Tyne, The Artisans single launch

MAY 2/3 – Brew at the Bog Festival, Inverness

MAY 7 – Summerhall, Edinburgh with The Son(s) & Book Group

MAY 22 – PJ Molloy’s, Dunfermline with Tuff Love

AUG 22 – Hardwick Live Festival, Durham

AUG 29 – Electric Fields Festival, Dumfries

SEP 4/5/6 – Bingley Music Live Festival, Bradford

Catch you soon!

Adam
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Running order for ICDTTM3 on Saturday

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Hello.

Our third I Can’t Dance To This Music live event is happening at the Glasgow’s CCA on Sauchiehall Street THIS SATURDAY. The amazing, award-winning, DIY hero of comedy JOSIE LONG was added to the bill this week. She’ll be doing some stand-up as well as compering. Her own Glasgow Comedy Festival show has sold out but there are still some tickets available for our event from these places:

We Got Tickets

Tickets Scotland

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Adam wrote a guest blog for Gold Flake Paint this week. It talks about the ICDTTM gig as well as our single release for Isle of Love + remixes. There’s a little video which was shot in Shetland and previews some of the remixes. Have a look at it here.

Here are the running times for Saturday. Hope to see you there.

2PM DOORS OPEN

2.30PM – KATE CANAVERAL

3:10PM – PAUL McDANIEL (COMEDIAN)

3.20PM – PREHISTORIC FRIENDS

4:10PM – ANDREW LEARMONTH (COMEDIAN)

4.20PM – VIKING MOSES

5:15PM – RICHIE BROWN (COMEDIAN)

5.25PM – EAGLEOWL

6.00PM DINNER BREAK

7:20PM – JOSIE LONG (COMEDIAN)

7.30PM – HENRY & FLEETWOOD

8:15PM – JOSIE LONG (COMEDIAN)

8.30PM – WITHERED HAND

9:25PM – JOSIE LONG (COMEDIAN)

9.30PM – RANDOLPH’S LEAP

10:40PM – JOSIE LONG (COMEDIAN)

10.50PM – TIGERCATS

11.30PM LIVE MUSIC CLOSE – GOLD FLAKE PAINT DJs DOWNSTAIRS

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Hello.

Following the announcement of Tigercats, the musical lineup is now complete for I Can’t Dance To This Music on March 21st at Glasgow’s CCA.

Tigercats are a fantastic, feel-good band from London. They’ve just released a new album called ‘Mysteries’ on Fortuna Pop. We’re absolutely delighted to have them on board.

The lineup now looks like this:

* Tigercats

* Withered Hand (solo)

* Eagleowl

* Prehistoric Friends

* Viking Moses (solo)

* Kate Canaveral

* Henry & Fleetwood

* Randolph’s Leap

* Andrew Learmonth (stand-up)

* Paul McDaniel (stand-up)

* Richie Brown (stand-up)

* Gold Flake Paint (DJs)

There is one more comedian who we’ll announce nearer the time. Tickets are still £12 but this will only last until the end of the month. From March 1st they’ll go up to £15. For 8 bands and 4 comedians, we still think that’s a bargain. Get tickets here.

In other news, we’re steadily putting plans together for the year. There are a bunch of gigs in the pipeline, including newly announced shows in Edinburgh and Newcastle (see below). We’re also finalising a live mini-album and putting the finishing touches to our brand new, full-band studio record.

Catch you soon!

GIGS
MAR 7 – Royal British Legion, Lerwick, Shetland
MAR 21 – CCA Glasgow – I Can’t Dance To This Music III
APR 25 – Mining Institute, Newcastle Upon Tyne
MAY 2 – Brew at the Bog Festival, Inverness
MAY 7 – Summerhall, Edinburgh
AUG 29 – Electric Fields Festival, Dumfries
SEP 5 – Bingley Music Live Festival, Bradford

Comedians added to ICDTTM3 lineup

Hello!

We’ve booked some stand-up comedians for I Can’t Dance To This Music #3 at the CCA on March 21st!

Those of you who were at ICDTTM #2 will remember Andrew Learmonth’s hilarious SHAMtastic set. He’s joining us again and this time he’s bringing fellow comedians Richie Brown and Paul McDaniel. We’re in for a treat. We’ve got a fourth comedian lined up who we can’t announce yet but we’re very thrilled about.

So… the lineup now looks like this:

* Withered Hand (solo)

* Eagleowl

* Prehistoric Friends

* Viking Moses (solo)

* Kate Canaveral

* Henry & Fleetwood

* Randolph’s Leap

* Andrew Learmonth (stand-up)

* Paul McDaniel (stand-up)

* Richie Brown (stand-up)

* Gold Flake Paint (DJs)

And we still have EVEN MORE stuff to announce.

Get your tickets here before the price goes up!

Andrew Learmonth – ICTTM2 at the Glad Café (picture courtesy of ManicPopThrills)

‘I Can’t Dance To This Music’ line up additions

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Hello! 

We’ve got a poster and some new announcements for I Can’t Dance To This Music #3 to share.

We’ve added three new bands to the bill.

* The Casiotronic-dreamy-pop of Prehistoric Friends *

* The exciting new pairing of Henry & Fleetwood (Martin from De Rosa and Gill from State Broadcaster) *

* Kate Lazda from Kid Canaveral performing a rare solo gig *

Already on the bill are Withered Hand (solo), eagleowl and us, your hosts, Randolph’s Leap.

It’s happening on Saturday March 21st at the CCA, Glasgow.Tickets for this all-day gig are available for £12. They’ll go up to £15 as time goes on so we recommend getting them now. Gonna be great. Hope to see you there.

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I Can’t Dance To This Music #3

Hello.

Happy New Year to you all.

We are delighted to announce the first acts for I Can’t Dance To This Music #3 at the CCA, Glasgow on March 21st. They are WITHERED HAND and EAGLEOWL Yeeeha!

We’re big fans and label-buddies of eagleowl and we’re super-chuffed to have Withered Hand on board. He was recently awarded The Herald’s Scottish Album of the Year and will be playing a solo set for us. Early-bird tickets have sold out but a batch of £12 tickets are available via Lost Map.

Also, the Weatherman single is officially out this week. Here’s a link to the video, starring THE Michael Fish. You can download the song and the full album from iTunes or you can get a CD/vinyl copy of Clumsy Knot from our website.

Catch you soon.

Adam & co.

Merry Christmas

Hello. Merry Christmas and thanks to you all for helping us have a great year.

We released our album ‘Clumsy Knot’ in April and it has led to some fantastic adventures. There have been gigs as far north as Shetland and as far south as Brighton, we made a music video at the top of a hill and another one with a weatherman who’s over the hill, we had a crowdsurfer at 1am on the Isle of Eigg, Iain puked in Blackburn, we started running our own event (tickets for the third instalment are available now) and we spent two weeks in the countryside recording our next album (photos below).

Special 2014 thanks to Lloyd Meredith, Johnny Lunch, Kid Canaveral, Keith Holmes, Mike Melville, James Yorkston, Marion Irvine, Kris Ferguson, Ben Cowie and Alan Cameron.

We’ve made last year’s Christmas EP available again with the new addition of Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’. It also features covers of songs by The Smurfs, The Muppets, The State Broadcasters, Aled Jones and more. Download it for free!

Have a lovely Christmas. Hopefully catch you in 2015.

Adam & co.

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I Can’t Dance To This Music #2

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We’re very excited to announce a second ‘I Can’t Dance To This Music’ event with Lost Map, taking place on Sunday 9th November at The Glad Cafe on Glasgow’s south side.
There’s another cracking bill lined-up for this all-day music event. Joining us will be hip hop outfit Carbs – aka Jonnie Common and Jamie from Conquering Animal Sound – plus the joyous sunshine pop of indie girl band TeenCanteen. As if that wasn’t exciting enough we have Gordon McIntyre from legendary outift ballboy, the amazingly talented, loop pedal maestro Adam Stafford and humorous psych folker Chrissy Barnacle. In addition to the music, we’ve lined up three of Scotland’s finest up and coming comedians, Joseph GossSandy Bouttell and Andrew Learmonth.
Early bird tickets for this show are available now for just £10. They’ll soon be going up to £15, so book now and save yourself some pennies.

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October dates including James Yorkston tour

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Hello!

Adam here. October is looking busy. I’m delighted to be opening for James Yorkston during an 8-gig tour of England. I’m a big fan of his and looking forward to playing in some new places. I’ll list the destinations at the end of this blog. I’m doing this tour on a bit of a tight budget so I’m doing it solo. If anyone fancies offering me their couch/floor to sleep on then please get in touch at randolphsleap@yahoo.com or via Facebook. In exchange I can offer you free entry to the gig plus some CDs etc. Not to mention wonderful post-gig company.

We’ve got some full band things happening this month too including a gig at Dundee’s Beat Generator on Friday 3rd. I did an interview with Manic Pop Thrills to talk about it. Then there’s a full band Glasgow gig on Saturday 4th as part of the Tenement Trail festival. Catch us in in King Tuts at 10pm. And on the 25th we’re playing in Stirling for the Fused Festival. This one’s particularly good value – free for under 18s and £3 for over 18s.

There are a few more acoustic things happening including the opening night of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival and support slots with Gulp and The Burning Hell.

I’m looking forward to all this gigging. Hope to see some familiar faces and some new ones. Remember and get in touch if you can offer shelter during the Yorkston tour!

Here is the full list of dates:

1st – Sparkle Horse, Glasgow – SMHAFF launch event (Solo)

3rd – Beat Generator, Dundee (Full band)

4th – King Tut’s, Tenement Trail, Glasgow (Full band)

5th – Broadcast, Glasgow – with Gulp (Solo)

6th – Electric Circus, Edinburgh – with The Burning Hell (Solo)

7th – Deaf Institute, Manchester – with James Yorkston (Solo)

8th – Fibbers, York – with James Yorkston (Solo)

9th – Bodega, Nottingham – with James Yorkston (Solo)

10th – The Harley, Sheffield – with James Yorkston (Solo)

11th – Arts Centre, Reading – with James Yorkston (Solo)

12th – Komedia, Brighton – with James Yorkston (Solo)

13th – Louisiana, Bristol – with James Yorkston (Solo)

14th – Leaf, Liverpool – with James Yorkston (Solo)

25th – Albert Halls, Stirling – (Full band)

26th – Red Suite, Dundee – with James Yorkston (Solo)

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