Lost Map are excited to welcome latest signings BAS JAN, the London experimental post-punk trio built around the remarkable and distinctive voice and songs of multi-instrumentalist and composer Serafina Steer. A brilliant, bonkers, shape-shifting song about the weird tedium of a text message spat (“Drop it? Why don’t you drop it!”), 'Argument' – available to stream and share now – is the first single to be revealed from BAS JAN's forthcoming debut album Yes I Jan, due early 2018.
Lost Map are pleased to announce that our spiritual captain, Pictish Trail, has signed to Fire Records. As you can see from the photo above, he's so overwhelmed with excitement that he is expelling a viscous pink liquid. This doesn't mean he's abandoning Lost Map, but rather tying our DIY dinghy to a much sturdier vessel.
To celebrate, our Picty is heading out on a never ending tour. First up there's a batch of solo dates, supporting KT Tunstall around Europe, followed by some full band appearances at events in Paisley, Aberfeldy, Stirling and Edinburgh, mixed in with some stripped-back three-piece shows, on his headline UK tour Winter Rewind Acid Reflux.
Our second StrangeInvitation event is taking place at Paisley Arts Centre on Sunday 22nd October in the year of our Bart 2017. It's part of a series of acts taking place in Paisley throughout October, as part of their annual Spree Festival. We're really chuffed that they've asked Lost Map to be involved, and we've put together a suitably top bill for the occasion.
Strange Invitation is an irregular Lost Map showcase, with various acts from the roster, alongside special guests. The doors will open from 5pm, and there'll be live music until 10.30pm - all for the cost of £14 (£12 concessions). You can purchase tickets here: http://lostmap.com/tickets/strange-invitation
Lost Map is so very, very excited to share with you some new music by Monoganon. 'Black Hole' is the opening track to the forthcoming album, Killmens, which will be released on LP, with accompanying magazine and download, on International Men's Day, Sunday 19th November 2017.
Monoganon is our dear friend John B. McKenna - a Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, currently living over in Malmö, Sweden. His previous album, the fantastic F A M I L Y , was the first ever release on Lost Map, back in 2013 - and, following a series of limited edition cassette releases, Killmens marks his glorious return.
Lost Map Records are delighted to welcome the debut EP from London lo-fi dreamy-grunge quartet Lazy Day - the project of Tilly Scantlebury and pals. The seven-track Ribbons EP was just released on Friday (15th September) on 10” vinyl and digital formats, and the band will be taking the songs on the road for their first UK headline tour, which begins in Guildford tonight - Monday, September 18 and takes in 12 dates around the country. The video for the shimmering and soaring song ‘Hiccup’, the latest song to be previewed from the Ribbons EP, is available to watch and share now, above.
After a fervently busy summer which included triumphant appearance at festivals including Field Day, Glastonbury, GreenMan and Lost Map’s Howlin’ Fling!, and was capped with a shortlisting for the Scottish Album of the Year Award by popular vote, Isle of Eigg-based Scottish DIY electronic folk-tinged croft pop sonic hermit and Lost Map Records founder and director Pictish Trail looks ahead to the cold season with the Winter Rewind Acid Reflux Tour.
The latest in Lost Map Records’ limited-edition series of Lost Cat cassette releases comes from architect of ambient-industrial electronic noise O/S/E ... aka ... Opalescent Shades of Excellence, the alter-ego of Somerset- based Richard Anderson – who has formerly made music under names including Amino People, Rich Amino, Clock and Black Palace.
A series of “revised presentations for analogue tape” cryptically titled FEBRUARY 2017 =*mix2.3116a/b, it threads together hypnotic, trippy and harsh blasts of output from synthesisers, sequencers and other electronic devices with distant voice and birdsong samples. A video for an excerpt of one of the recordings is available to watch ... CLICK HERE FOR MORE
You might have noticed, the Lost Map website has been a bit slow with updates over the past few months. It's mainly because we've been up to our collective chins in preparation / partying for our semi-regular hoolie on the Isle of Eigg, Lost Map's Howlin' Fling!.
Well, you'll be pleased to know that it happened last weekend, 28th - 30th July 2017 ... and to prove it, we've got a gallery of photos captured at the event by Beth Chalmers, Colin Campbell and Eoin Carey. This is just the start of our Fling coverage. If you were there, you can relive the memories ... and if you weren't there? Well, you can just pretend you were by covering yourself in mud and booze, and rubbing your face closely against the screen.
Stop what you are doing IMMEDIATELY, and watch the new video for 'Pale White Flower' by Kid Canaveral! The song is taken from the album Faulty Inner Dialogue ... but keen-eared amongst you might have noticed that the audio sounds different to the version from the LP. That's because it IS different. It's a different mix. A single mix. A mix that has been racking up some plays on 6Music, and hospital radios up and down the nation ...
Hello. I'm David Galletly. I work on lots of the art direction here at Lost Map. I was having a little dig through my computer recently and found a bunch of work from the early days of the label and though it'd be cool to share some bits and pieces here. This is the story of our logo.
Pictish Trail's busy summer just got busier and summierererrr. He's playing the biggest festival in the cosmos, Glastonbury Festival, in June, and is taking the full band with him. The new album, Future Echoes, has been nominated for Scottish Album Of The Year. Read on for all upcoming live dates, and other hot gossip.
We want you to get to know our new friends Savage Mansionvery intimately. Last week we conducted a Q&A with the band's front-man and songwriter, Craig Angus ... but that isn't enough. We want you to be able to get much closer. Thankfully, we've got video footage of the band playing live, as part of Edinburgh's VOX BOX Records instore on Record Store Day ... and the camera is so close to Craig you can almost smell him. Have a sniff/watch on the video (taken by Alex @ Lost Map) ... by clicking READ MORE ...
Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours. In the proverbial 'Stella Street' that is Lost Map, we've got a fair few characters - Rozi Plain, always mowing the lawn; the various Canaveral Kids mucking about on the street corner, swilling Buckfast; Ed Dowie twitching his curtains. And someone new has just moved into the Savage Mansion at No. 15 ... it's Mr Craig Angus, and his chums. Let's go and meet them ...
Our favourite dream-pop combo, Lazy Day, played a sold out show at the Servant's Jazz Quarters, in London's fashionable Dalston earlier this week. It was in support of their brannnd new single, 'With My Mind' ... which is out NOW as part of our prestigious PostMap series.
If Pictish Trail were a movie, what kind of movie would he be? Would he be courageous and handsome like Michael Douglas in Romancing the Stone? Would he be reassuringly violent like the unjustly maligned Rambo quadrilogy? Would he be whip-smart clever and fiendishly witty like Nutty Professor II: The Klumps? Or, like Top Gun, would he be a blockbusting, high-octane gay innuendo from first to last? Decide for yourself by watching a delightful and funny animated short film made by Lost Map design maestro David Galletly to accompany an excerpt from Pictish's forthcoming limited-edition cassette live album recorded at The Stand, Edinburgh, ingeniously titled Pictish Trail, Live at The Stand, Edinburgh.
Lost Map presents another HOWLIN’ FLING!, taking place on the Hebridean Isle of Eigg on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July 2017.
Hi, Pictish Trail, here. Yup, it’s true. Our biennial event has mutated into an annual one. Well, for this year, at least. With the isle of Eigg celebrating its 20th anniversary of righteous community ownership, we thought we’d extend the conga-line. Since our very first bash in 2010 (entitled Away Game), Howlin’ Fling 2017 will be our fifth event on the isle, and we’re very excited. We want to party with you.