Comedians added to ICDTTM3 lineup


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



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.


I Can’t Dance To This Music #3


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.



I Can’t Dance To This Music #2


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.


October dates including James Yorkston tour

Randolph's Leap Oct 2014 Tour

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 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)


September update

Hello! I didn’t realise it had been quite such a long time since the last update. Sorry for keeping you all in such nerve-tingling suspense. Been a good summer. We played the Howlin’ Fling festival on the island of Eigg which is one of the best festivals in the world. We had our first ever crowdsurfer And here’s Pete repelling midges… smidge   Then, on July 27th, we hosted our very own event. It was called ‘I Can’t Dance To This Music’. It was ostensibly a single-launch but also what we hope will be a recurring venture. I was really chuffed with the other bands who joined us. Here’s a review of the gig from Manic Pop Thrills. Follow this link for some compelling background info on the single and the opportunity to buy it (in classic ‘giant train ticket + download code’ format) postcard   We also played the Belladrum Festival. It’s the first festival I ever attended and the first one we performed at as a band. So it was nice to be back. We did a second, unplugged set in the whisky bothy. It was very fun. Here’s a flattering photo of us. bella We played a really enjoyable show at the Electric Circus in August. Manic Pop Thrills strikes again with some great photos and a review. But that’s all in the past. What’s next??? On Saturday I’m playing solo at the Long Division Festival in Wakefield. In October we’re playing the following gigs:

Friday 3rdBeat Generator, Dundee

Saturday 4thTenement Trail, Glasgow

Saturday 25thAlbert Halls, Stirling

Sunday 26thRedd Suite, Dundee – Solo, supporting James Yorkston


There will hopefully be something else happening in October. Still thrashing out the details but it’ll be cool if it comes together… It’s also been announced that we’re playing the (now legendary) Kid Canaveral’s Xmas Baubles on December 13th. That’ll be an absolute hoot. Tickets always sell out so head over to the Lost Map site to get yours. That’s about it. We’ve booked some studio time in November. Gonna be recording the next album. Exciting! Catch you later. Adam

New music video + STV Riverside Show

Hi. Adam here.

In case you haven’t already seen it, here’s our new video for I Can’t Dance To This Music Anymore. It was directed by Jack Willison and was shot in Glasgow and Glenfinnan.

The Glenfinnan day was particularly good fun (despite the hailstone showers and the difficulty of playing guitar with numb fingers). Cheers to Jack, his film crew and his mum for feeding us!

I Can’t Dance To This Music Anymore is being released as a single on Sunday July 27th and we’re having a party in Glasgow to celebrate. It’s happening at the Bowlers Bar and we’ve got some great bands joining us. Follow this link for more information. And here’s a promotional video that we filmed at the Bowlers Bar itself.

And if you thought you were already sick of hearing that particular song… HERE IT IS AGAIN! I played it along with Weatherman and Goodbye live on the telly last night. Thanks to The Riverside Show and STV Glasgow for having me. Here’s a link to the performance plus a little interview where I try to act like I’m not totally starstruck in front of DJ Romeo and Miss Scotland 2011. SHOWBIZ!




‘I Can’t Dance To This Music’ live event + more!


News time!


On Sunday 27th July we’re curating what we hope to be the first of a semi-regular event entitled I Can’t Dance To This Music. It’s taking place at the Bowler’s Bar in Glasgow in conjunction with East End Social.

Here’s a video we made in the Bowler’s Bar to give you an idea of what to expect:

We’ve roped in some great musicians to help us. This includes…

* The heroic Duglas T Stewart of romantic indie-pop legends The BMX Bandits.

* Neil Pennycook, the crackpot genius behind Edinburgh’s wonderful Meursault.

The State Broadcasters. We’ve managed to twist their collective arm into playing a rare gig. These guys are good pals who released their second album on good old Olive Grove Records in 2012 and are currently working on the third. They’ll make you feel warm and musically-chuffed.

* Skinny Dipper. You’ll recognise three Leapers amongst their ranks (Vicki, Heather and Ali). They specialise in buoyant, sunny harmonies and rival us in the ‘number of people on a stage at one time’ competition. They’ve just finished recording their first EP. Very excited to hear it!

In addition to this, the DJ/author/tweed enthusiast and all-round good guy Vic Galloway will be compering the event and playing some tunes. Lovely.

We’re really looking forward to this. Hope you can come along. Tickets are available HERE


On the subject of gigs…


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On August 23rd we’ll be in Edinburgh for a gig at the Electric Circus. We always have a good time in Edinburgh. Really glad to have Tuff Love supporting. The Fringe will be going on around this time so, depending on your disposition, this gig could be the cherry atop a wonderful day of comedy and drama or it could be a welcome refuge from aggressive leafleting and terrible street theatre… Hope to see you there! TICKET LINK


Those are the big newses. We’ve been gigging around the country recently from London all the way up to Shetland. Here are some photos of our Shetland gig, courtesy of a fella called Chris Brown:


It was a fun weekend. We also really enjoyed Brew at the Bog back in May. You can catch a glimpse of us in this highlights video.


Lastly, a reminder that our album ‘Clumsy Knot’ is available on CD and vinyl LP. Both come with a lovely little booklet called ‘A Field Guide To Randolph’s Leap’.

karen l vaughan

(Thanks to Karen L Vaughan on Twitter for the photo)



Thanks for reading! Here are our upcoming gigs:

Jun 21st – Solas Festival, Perth

Jul 18th – Howlin’ Fling, Isle Of Eigg

Jul 27th – The Bowler’s Bar, Glasgow (I Can’t Dance To This Music special)

Aug 1st – Cloudspotting Festival, Blackburn

Aug 8th –  Belladrum Festival, Inverness

Aug 23th – The Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sept 13th – Long Division, Wakefield (solo gig)


Catch you soon!

Randolph’s Leap