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.
Whether you're single and looking out or in a relationship and seeking to spice things up a little by meeting other like-minded couples, be sure that Kid Canaveral's ️ Lumber Party II ️ at Stereo in Glasgow on Saturday, February 11, 2017 (tickets priced £10 on sale now) is the Valentines night out for you. We realise this description makes it sound an awful lot like we're promoting some kind of casual hook-ups/swingers night. To be honest we're not going to dissuade you of that notion because we'll shamelessly try just about anything to get people to come along to our events.
We’re starting a new series of intimate all-day Lost Map events, entitled STRANGE INVITATION, in 2017 … with the first taking place on Sunday January 29th at The Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch, London, as part of Independent Venue Week.
There’ll be live music, from 1pm til 10pm, with a secret brew of live acts and DJs from the Lost Map roster. Early Bird tickets available, for just £10, from here.
You really should you know, it'll be fun. She's not been doing many gigs of late has Rozi, which if you know anything of Rozi's typically never-ending-touring ways then you'll know is quite unusual. Well, apart from that time when she went to Berlin and jammed with Bon Iver and guys from The National and stuff, but y'know, we don't want to seem like we're bragging (we are bragging). Anyway, she's got a bunch more shows coming up soon, starting with a headline date on Friday, December 9 at Omeara in London, which is a brand new venue in a railway arch at London Bridge which everyone keeps telling us about so we're telling you about it too because we like to share like that.
HULLO. Pictish Trail, here. The stars have aligned, the planets are in orbit, and your anus is in retrograde.
As you may already know, i'm releasing my new album - Future Echoes - next month, and to celebrate i'm holding an all-day cosmic party at Leith Theatre, in Leith, Edinburgh, on Saturday October 1st.
I'll be doing a full-on live set with my band, replete with jet-packs and space-boots, playing all the new songs and some golden oldies. But I'm not playing all day. Oh no. I've got some very special guests joining us for the party. In fact, I can announce the first space-wave of acts who are playing, right now ...
It has landed! Kid Canaveral's third album, Faulty Inner Dialogue, is out now on CD, LP and through all digital channels.
David, Kate, Rose, Scott and - new recruit - keyboard boffin, Michael, have put together 12 addictive new tracks. Faulty Inner Dialogue finds the band building on the electronic sounds that featured around the fringes of Now That You Are A Dancer while retaining their instantly identifiable core of miscreant-romantic melodic guitar pop.
It gives Lost Map great pleasure to introduce Manuela, the London-based project comprising vocalist and songwriter Manuela Gernedel and multi-instrumentalist and producer Nick McCarthy (Franz Ferdinand, FFS), with the release of their debut single ‘Cracks in the Concrete’, which premiered yesterday via Stereogum and is available to stream and share now. Out now as a PostMap postcard single and download, available exclusively from lostmap.com, and accompanied by a thumping disco remix B-side by London DJ Nadia Ksaiba, it’s a joyous introduction to their addictive, eclectic, off-the-wall and instantly refreshing DIY pop sound, and a perfect taster of their forthcoming debut album.
Kid Canaveral have revealed another new track from their forthcoming third album Faulty Inner Dialogue, which will be released by Lost Map Records on July 29, 2016 on vinyl, CD and as a digital download. ‘Tragic Satellite’ is the second song to be aired from the much anticipated follow-up to their Scottish Album of the Year longlisted second album 2013’s Now That You Are A Dancer, after the video for ‘First We Take Dumbarton’ was premiered by The Skinny in May and hailed as Single of the Month by Clash magazine and “a ready-made radio hit” by The List. Kid Canaveral will launch the new album with a show at Summerhall, Edinburgh on Saturday, July 30, with support from Malcolm Middleton.
Gagged and bound, sweaty with nervous anticipation, thrashing in the night as a mysterious man looks to do us a wrong 'un. But enough about what we got up to on Saturday night and more about the new video from Pictish Trail for the song 'Far Gone (Don't Leave)', which premiered this morning as a schnazzy front page splash over at LostMap.com. Oooooh.
As if you didn't already want to be BFFs with Rozi Plain enough - she of lovely songs, cool hair and fearless trouser choices - wait until you get a load of this brand new mini-documentary all about the Plainster made by Hankins Films. Ever the charmer, Rozi talks about her life and music, laughs, sends some texts on a bus, buys some fruit, laughs, does some other things then laughs a bit more, all while wearing a nice tartan jacket. Basically if you like watching Rozi Plain wearing a nice tartan jacket and laughing, then this is definitely for you ...
Something of a sonic hermit, Pictish Trail has spent the past few years tucked away in his caravan on the Hebridean isle of Eigg, feverishly working on the follow up to Secret Soundz Vol. 1&2, his critically-acclaimed double album of DIY electronic folk-tinged croft pop, released in 2014. Now Spring has sprung, Pictish has emerged with a new clutch of songs, his most confident and accomplished sounding yet.
After more ponderous digital teasing than Radiohead reinvented as overweight sexcam exhibitionists (eeew), it is finally, finally time for us to bring to you - *drumroll* - the new single by Pictish Trail ... 'FAR GONE (DON'T LEAVE)' ...
The first new single from Kid Canaveral's third album, Faulty Inner Dialogue is out now. It's called 'First We Take Dumbarton', and is available on all digital channels, as well as on a postcard as part of our PostMap series. The postcard comes with B-side "Seventy-Five Milligrams", and is available only from our webshop & live Kid Canaveral shows ...
Lost Map Records are thrilled to welcome Bristol-based Japanese experimental singer-songwriter, instrument- maker and performance artist ICHI to the label for the release of his playful masterstroke, Maru
Tickets for Howlin' Fling, our summer party on the isle of Eigg, have now SOLD OUT! It was our fastest selling event, with all tickets going within 5 minutes of going on sale - yowza! If you were lucky enough to grab a ticket, congratulations!
As that big four-eyed Viking sea monster above rightly says, Lost Map Records will be hosting a Howlin’ Fling! festival this summer over the weekend of July 1st & 2nd on our home patch, the remote Scottish isle of Eigg. Aaaaa-wooooooooh! Click for more info ...
Meet the newest addition to the Lost Map label roster: Johannesburg-based English singer-songwriter Victoria Hume. Her stunning Closing EP will be our first release of the new year, arriving on January 15, 2016 on limited-edition CD and as a digital download (pre-order here for just £6.99). The title track ‘Closing’ is available to stream and share now,
Here at Lost Map people are always complimenting us on our tight little packages, and we haven't really known what they've meant by that until now that we've put together Resort, the debut compilation album by Tuff Love, which is surely the definition of a tight little package. Bringing together on one disc all three of the band's critically-acclaimed 10" coloured vinyl EPs to date - Junk, Dross(both now sold-out and digitally-deleted) and Dregs- in chronological order, it's like a handy short history of the Tuffs to date, from mere pups to top dawgs ...
The only thing better than Tuff Love releasing yet another brand new EP - as they'll do on November 6 in the form of Dregs, which you can pre-order now from the Lost Map webshop - then it's Tuff Love bringing said brand new EP to your town and just bloody well playing songs from it right there in front of you thankyouverymuch. If you want to get face 2 face with Julie and Suse in the manner described, then you're in luck because they are very soon as in this November soon embarking on what is not called Tuff Love's Rad Action Super Fun Party Mega Tour Yeah IV, even if it probably should be called that now that we see all those exciting words side by side.