Bas Jan's debut album Yes I Jan is now OFFICIALLY released into the world. Having been made available digitally over the past few weeks, the gorgeous retina-burning orange sleeve LP is now a real life physical product that you can hold in your hands, and even eat your dinner off ...Read More
Hey internet fans. I’m sure you’ll agree, there’s nothing better than a ‘semi-regular feature’. You know what i’m talking about, right? A series of online posts, strapped with a BIG TITLE and good intentions, that crops up from time to time without warning or reason, often appearing in a big CLUMP, before the author forgets it exists, or gets bored, and the feature disappears into the nether regions of the world’s wide web.
Well … we, at Lost Map, pride ourselves on being the masters of the ‘semi-regular feature’. So, without further ado, here’s a new semi-regular feature on the Lost Map website entitled TRACK-BY-TRACK, in which we ask the artists to give a brief description of an album they have released with us. The first in this irregular series is by ... MONOGANON.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Our second Strange Invitation 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
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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.Read More
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.Read More
After a fervently busy summer which included triumphant appearance at festivals including Field Day, Glastonbury, Green Man 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.Read More
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 MORERead More
Lost Map Records are delighted to welcome the return of London lo-fi dreamy-grunge quartet Lazy Day with their shimmering and soaring new track ‘Hiccup’.
'Hiccup' is second thrilling taster of their forthcoming EP Ribbons, which is due for release on 10” vinyl and digital formats on September 15, 2017. You can pre-order the EP from Lost Map right now, at a special price ... and it's also available as a bundle with their Disappear 7", and 'With My Mind' postcard. The EP also features previous single, 'With My Mind'.Read 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.
Have a look at the gallery, here: http://lostmap.com/howlin-fling-2017Read More
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 ...Read More
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.Read More
We want you to get to know our new friends Savage Mansion very 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 ...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 ...Read More
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.Read More
Pictish Trail is back out on the road, this month, supporting his good pals British Sea Power on their forthcoming European tour. Get all the dates, plus lots of Pictish gossip, by clicking here ...Read More
On Monday May 1st, Manuela traveled up to 6Music in Salford, to perform in session for the legendary Marc Riley. For a limited time, you can listen to four tracks up on the BBC iPlayer ...Read More
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.Read More