Hope everyone managed to enjoy Record Store Day or at least some of the blazing sunshine that we had in Glasgow and Edinburgh. I had a nice tour of some record shops, playing four short gigs to promote our new live album ‘Most Clunky’.
It’s now officially released!
I’m really pleased with it. It was recorded at Kid Canaveral’s Xmas Baubles at Portobello Town Hall at the end of last year. I think it captures us at a good time. It was the last of many gigs in 2014 and I think we sound like a really solid band. We’d just recently finished a two-week recording session for the next studio album so it was a nice celebratory gig. The set consists mainly of Clumsy Knot songs which have had time to evolve a bit and develop their own live identity. Songs like Light of the Moon, Microcosm and Foolishness of Youth sound pretty different to the album versions. I like that.
You can preview Foolishness of Youth and Unnatural below.
Most Clunky is available on multi-coloured 12” vinyl complete with digital download code. It looks pretty lovely.
It’s also on sale at the following record shops:
Underground Solu’shn (Edinburgh) // Coda (Edinburgh) // VoxBox (Edinburgh) // Unknown Pleasures (Edinburgh) // Love Music (Glasgow) // Monorail (Glasgow) // Music’s Not Dead (Bexhill-on-Sea) // Norman Records (Leeds)
And via Lost Map.
We’ll also sell them at gigs. We’ve got a couple of great-looking shows coming up. We’re at the Newcastle Mining Institute on April 25th with The Artisans and Slow Decades and then Edinburgh Summerhall on May 7th with The Son(s) and Book Group.
We did a live session for Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music last week. We played Foolishness of Youth, I Can’t Dance To This Music Anymore and Microcosm and I reckon it sounds awright. It was nice having the novelty of an upright piano. You can listen back on iPlayer for the next 26 days. By which I mean it’s available for the next 26 days. I’m not advocating 26 days of repeat listening.
Catch you soon I hope.
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