Randolph’s Leap are a Glasgow-based musical project ranging from a solo act to an eight-piece band. Nairn-born Adam Ross and friends have been making pop music for unpopular people since 2010.
Randolph’s Leap began releasing music via DIY labels in 2010. Their first full album release came in 2014 when Lost Map unveiled Clumsy Knot, an engrossing patchwork of jubilant brass-filled chamber pop and tender low-key folk. This was followed up in 2016 with Cowardly Deeds on Olive Grove Records, a noisy full-band album recorded in a remote farmhouse, while 2018 brought Worryingly Okay, a return to the fuzzy, lo-fi folksinger style of Adam’s most early recordings. Adam has also recently toured Scotland, providing music for ‘The Isle of Love’, a successful 5-star reviewed theatre show inspired by lyrics from the band’s extensive back catalogue.
2020 saw Adam cement his reputation as one of Scotland’s most prolific songwriters, releasing over 40 home-recorded songs via Bandcamp and Patreon as a creative response to Covid-19 restrictions. He also released an album of country-pop music under the pseudonym A.R. Pinewood.
Recent years have seen the band curate a series of sell-out music and comedy events in Glasgow titled ‘I Can’t Dance To This Music’, record repeat sessions on BBC 6Music and perform across the UK, including as tour support for James Yorkston (Domino Records) and Canadian band The Burning Hell.
A new full-band album, Spirit Level, is due for release on 26th February 2021 via London-based record label Fika Recordings.
“A band deserving of every shred of love and success which came Belle & Sebastian’s way” – The Scotsman
“Masters of melody… lo-fi indie-pop gems” – The Metro
“They’re ace!” – Marc Riley, BBC 6Music
“The next generation of witty Scottish indie pop” – The Quietus
“They will be huge” – Ian Rankin, Scottish crime writer
Battleships & Kettle Chips – CD EP, Olive Grove Records, 2010
The Curse of the Haunted Headphones – Cassette album, Peenko Records, 2012
Introducing Randolph’s Leap – CD compilation album, self – release, 2012
As Fast As A Man – CD EP, Peenko Records 2012
Hermit – 7” EP, Fence Records 2012
Real Anymore – CD mini – album, Olive Grove Records, 2013
Clumsy Knot – Vinyl & CD album, Lost Map, 2014
Most Clunky – Vinyl live album, Lost Map, 2015
Cowardly Deeds – Vinyl & CD album, Olive Grove Records, 2016
The Isle of Love – CD compilation album, self – release, 2018
Worryingly Okay – CD album, Lost Map, 2018
(You Can’t Put The) Brakes On Love – Digital album, Bandcamp-only, 2020
Howling At The Sun – Digital album, Bandcamp-only, 2020
Live From My Imagination by Adam Ross & The False Summits – Digital album, Bandcamp-only, 2020
No Life by A.R. Pinewood – Vinyl & CD album and digital, Lost Map, 2020
Spirit Level – Vinyl, CD and digital album, Fika Recordings, ***OUT 26/02/2021***