Flying Solo


Adam here, ready and willing to take on the galaxy with a string of SOLO gigs.

First up is the Broadcast Birthday Bash on Friday October 25th. The gig is free entry but you need to RSVP here. Broadcast is a cool venue. We used to play at the Captain’s Rest a lot and I’ve been left with some good memories and some great half-memories. Broadcast is essentially a slightly larger Captain’s Rest, plonked on Sauchiehall Street. I once had a pizza there with an egg on it.

Next up is The Electric Circus in Edinburgh opening for Sweet Baboo on November 10th. If you’re a fan of whimsical, sometimes humourous, folk-tinged indie pop with flourishes of Casio and brass then you may well enjoy Sweet Baboo. But, frankly, if that’s what you’re into then I don’t know what you’re doing here. The Occasional Flickers are also performing! Here’s a Facebook event with all the goss.

On November 21st I’ll be at The Drake in Glasgow. More details to come on that one (i.e. I currently have no details), but I’m sure it’ll be a cosy wee night with some smashing music.

Lastly, I’ll be playing at the Jazz Bar in Edinburgh on December 5th. I can’t promise any jazz but I’m 99% sure there will be a bar. Details should appear here sometime soon. I might recruit a few more Randolphers for this one. It won’t be the full band due to noise and space constraints but maybe a 3-piece or something. We’ll see what happens.

And with that enigmatic morsel I’ll bid you adieu.


More festival fun


Here’s an update on Randolph’s Leap goings-on.

First up, thanks once again for all your support regarding the mini-album, whether you attended the launch or bought a copy – and if you’ve still to get one, what the flipping heck is stopping you?

You may have thought the festival season was over and – although we won’t be braving the elements for this one – we’re delighted to be part of the 2013 Aberfeldy Festival.

We’re playing on Friday November 1st in the town hall alongside Star Wheel Press, Conquering Animal Sound, The Last Battle and Book Group

Saturday – King Creosote, Lomond Campbell, Meursault, Withered Hand and Rick Redbeard

Sunday – Saint Motel, James Yorkston, Jon Thorne, Suhail Yusuf Khan, TeenCanteen and Stanley Odd

Before that, Adam plays a handful of solo dates:

The Spree Festival in Paisley on Friday, 11th October with The Pictish Trail  plus David MacGregor (Kid Canaveral) and Ziggy Campbell (FOUND).

The following week (Thurday 17th October) it’s Pleasance Sessions in Edinburgh with The Pictish Trail & Friends from Lost Map, including Rozi Plain, Seamus Fogarty, Kid Canaveral, eagleowl, Monoganon and Adam at the Pleasance Theatre.

Next up, Adam is playing at the Broadcast 1st Birthday bash on the evening of Friday 25th October, alongside French Wives, Laki Mera, The Mademoiselle, Donald MacDonald and the Islands and The Graveyard Band. Tickets for the event are free on a first come, first served basis.

Finally, on Saturday 12th October Lost Map and Olive Grove Record will be at the Independent Label Market (Facebook events page) in Glasgow with all Randolph’s Leap releases available and (pictured below) our tasty new tote bags on sale! You can also buy the bags in our store:

Bye for now!


Real Anymore is out today!



Our new mini-album, ‘Real Anymore’ is out today!

You can find a copy of the CD in LoveMusic and Monorail in Glasgow, VoxBox and Avalanche Records in Edinburgh and Rough Trade in London. Alternatively, you can order a copy directly from us if you’re keen to avoid the hassle of face-to-face human interaction. Hi-tech wizz kids can download a cyber copy from our Bandcamp page, iTunes, Amazon and most other digital retailers.

Here are some nice things that folk have said about the album:

“Peppered with enough laugh-out-loud lines to make a stand up comic blush”The Skinny

“Cheerful and sugary journey into twee lyrical playfulness”The List

“As clever as anything one Jarvis Cocker has ever rhymed… Amazing. But then aren’t they?” The Daily Record

“A tasty selection of indie-folk, pop treats filled with humorous storytelling and light-hearted lyrics” The Metro

“A style that’s equal measures Woody Guthrie and Woody Allen” The Herald

“Funny, full of flavour and a good, old fashioned, bit of fun” – Is This Music?

“Foot tapping, humming along, replayability – Real Anymore has it all… adorable in every way, and a pleasure to listen to.” QMUnicate

“Impossible to write about the Leap without using the word ‘joyous’… a band that never fail to make me smile” Manic Pop Thrills


We’re also going to be live in session on BBC Radio Scotland TONIGHT between 8:05pm-10:00pm with the fabulous Nicola Meighan who is sitting in for Uncle Vic. We’re going to be doing two of our own songs, plus a surprise cover version, please do tune in if you can.

To get you in the mood, you still have a few days left to listen back to the session the we recorded for Marc Riley’s show on 6Music.

Real Anymore (video)

We’ve got a busy few days coming up here at Randolph’s Leap HQ. Tonight (6/9/13) we’re celebrating the release of our new mini-album, ‘Real Anymore’, with a gig at the Glad Cafe in Shawlands. We’ve got David from Kid Canaveral and St Kilda Mailboat playing too, so it should be a pretty fun evening. There aren’t many tickets left, so if you want to avoid any disappointment you can book tickets from our webshop up until around 4pm.

As if that isn’t exciting enough, we have a brand new video for the single, ‘Real Anymore‘ which you can stream above. If ironing, funky dancing and fake beards float your boat then you’re going to love it!

If you can’t make it along tonight, then get yourself along to Love Music for 5:30pm tomorrow (7/9/13) as Adam is going to be playing an in-store gig as part of their Cassette Store Day celebrations. We’ve had just 20 copies of ‘Real Anymore’ made up on cassette, so if you like your music with a bit of hiss you’re in luck – get yours while stocks last from Love Music and Monorail in Glasgow and VoxBox in Edinburgh.

The album officially comes out on Monday coming (9/9/13), but if you can’t wait that long then just head over to our new web shop and pre-order yourself a copy.

Talking of Monday, we’re going to be live in session on BBC Radio Scotland with Nicola Meighan who is sitting in for Vic Galloway. We’re going to be playing two of our own songs plus a surprise cover … tune in from 8.05pm to find out what we’ve come up with!


Lost Map



We’re very pleased to announce our involvement with the brand new Lost Map RecordsFounded by Johnny ‘The Pictish Trail‘ Lynch is the new home for many amazing acts. It’ll all be very familiar to fans of Fence Records. Check out this article in The List for a good explanation of how this new label emerged.  

It’s going to be an exciting time. I’d recommend checking out all of the bands on the Lost Map roster: Rozi Plain, Kid Canaveral, Seamus Fogarty, eagleowl, Monoganon and Pictish Trail.

In fact, sign up to the mailing list and you’ll get a free song from each act, including our track ‘Black & Blue’, which you can stream below. The plan is to release our next full-length album on Lost Map, we will bring you more info as and when it’s available!



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Welcome To Our New Website!


Hope you’re all diddlin’ along just fine. We’ll do our best to supply you with up-to-the-minute updates on anything Randolphian but first things first we wanted to let you know all about our upcoming 7-song mini-album which is coming out on 9th September.

It’s called Real Anymore and we’re teaming up again with the wonderful Olive Grove Records who released our first ever EP back in 2010.

It’ll be fully available on CD and digital download from Sept 9th. You can get a copy at our launch gig on Sept 6th. Click below for more gig info.

Real Anymore launch – Glad Café, Glasgow, Sept 6th

The mini-album tracklisting is as follows:

Real Anymore
Indie King

If you go to our Bandcamp page now you can get a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Real Anymore single.


Thanks to Pete MacDonald (State Broadcasters) for helping record and produce it and Kris Ferguson for doing the artwork. The CD has a lovely 4-panel design.

Thanks for reading. Hope to see you waving your copy aloft at a gig sometime soon.



Real Anymore CD (mini album)


The Real Anymore mini-album pits Nature against Technology, love against loathing and humour against heartbreak. You will find tongue-in-cheek wit aplenty as Adam recounts his imagined career as a telephone psychic and tackles issues of ‘tweeness’ with self-deprecatory aplomb. Moments of darkness and doubt also await you as you scratch beneath the chirpy veneer but – worry not – our protagonist finds ultimate salvation in the great outdoors and emerges jubilant, clutching a string of typically tenuous rhyming couplets.


Track Listing

1. Conversation

2. Real Anymore

3. Psychic

4. Nature

5. Winceworthy

6. Technology

7. Indie King

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Introducing​.​.​. Randolph’s Leap CD



Introducing…’ is a selection of some our favourite songs that we’ve released to date. There is much more to come soon though, including an EP with Fence Records and our debut album proper which we are currently recording. The CD Version also includes bonus EP, ‘The Way of the Mollusc’

Track Listing

1. Counting Sheep

2. Squeamish

3. Undergod

4. Deep Blue Sea

5. Special

6. Cassie O’Tone

7. The Nonsense In My Soul

8. Please Don’t Belong

9. I Can’t Dance To This Music Anymore

10. Going Home

11. Dying In My Sleep


Bonus EP – The Way of the Mollusc

1. Sober

2. You Should Know

3. Curfew

4. Loss of Doubt

5. Mollusc One

6. Transparent

7. Mollusc Two

8. Wack

9. The Way

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The Curse of the Haunted Headphones and As Fast As A Man CD

The Curse of the Haunted Headphones/As Fast As A Man CD


Compilation CD featuring two home recorded albums – ‘The Curse of the Haunted Headphones’ and ‘As Fast As A Man’.

‘The Curse of the Haunted Headphones’ was originally released on limited cassette in February 2012. This home-recorded album takes the listener on a hair-raising journey from the wilds of Nairnshire to the karaoke bars of historic Edinburgh, showcasing Adam Ross’s distinctive songwriting skills and destructive audio production skills. Despite its lo-fi nature the album received some terrific reviews with The List heralding “funny, poignant acoustic arias… Randolph’s Leap are in an endearing, harmonious league of their own”, whilst the acclaimed music blogger Song by Toad proclaimed Adam to be “just about my favourite lyricist in Scotland in the moment”.

In September 2012 Randolph’s Leap put the tin whistles and cheap keyboards to one side and recorded mini-album ‘As Fast As A Man’. It features live favourite ‘Weatherman’ and a whole host of other goodies recorded in the living rooms of Adam Ross and violinist Heather Thikey. Low-key and understated in nature, As Fast As A Man arguably features some of the most emotionally raw Randolph’s Leap material to date.

Coming in at a whopping 64 minutes and featuring 24 tracks, this new compilation CD is an ideal way to familiarise yourself with the DIY charms of Randolph’s Leap.

Track Listing

As Fast As A Man

1. Uncharted

2. Weatherman

3. Goodbye

4. Violins

5. Rough

6. Please Don’t Belong

7. Artist

8. As Fast As A Man

9. Come Midafternoon

The Curse of the Haunted Headphones

1. Sunday Morning

2. Deep Blue Sea

3. I Can’t Dance To This Music Anymore

4. Level One

5. News

6. The Nonsense In My Soul

7. Bile

8. On That Fateful Day

9. Level Two

10. Dying In My Sleep

11. Cassie O’Tone

12. The Will To Shave

13. 13

14. Falling In Love

15. Suitable

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