Lost Map Records, Randolph’s Leap and, er, Michael Fish proudly present: ‘Weatherman’, the new single, and the new video, which is premiering now as Track of the Day at Q Magazine.
An enduring favourite among Randolph’s Leap fans and, for many, the melancholic highlight of their debut album Clumsy Knot – which was released by Lost Map Records in April, 2014 – ‘Weatherman’ is a tale of jealousy and self-delusion bolstered by the Scottish indie-folk group’s trademark use of wit, charm and distorted Casio keyboards.
The band teamed up for a second time with Ben Cowie and Alan Cameron from production company Wake Up Advice to create the short film for ‘Weatherman’. Following a throwaway comment from Ben, a plot transpired to lure national treasure and BBC icon Michael Fish out of retirement for one last job. The star performer was more than willing to be manhandled by band members while playing out his on-screen meltdown in a freezing cold industrial unit in Glasgow. It’s Michael’s final forecast, and he’s going out on a high.
To coincide with the launch of the video, Randolph’s Leap have put early-bird tickets on sale for the third instalment of their semi-regular music and comedy event ‘I Can’t Dance To This Music’, taking place at the CCA, Glasgow on Sat, March 21. Previous sold-out events have seen the band perform alongside indie-pop legends Ballboy and BMX Bandits as well as Kid Canaveral and Meursault.
Randolph’s Leap are a Glasgow-based musical project which can range from a solo act to an eight-piece band. They create joyous, brass-tinged folk-pop music centred around the self-deprecating, humorous and heart-warming songwriting of frontman and fulcrum Adam Ross. Randolph’s Leap are currently holed up in a farm cottage in rural Lanarkshire recording their next album, the follow-up to the wondrous Clumsy Knot. They will end 2014 with a performance at Kid Canaveral’s Christmas Baubles at Portobello Town Hall in Edinburgh on Sat, Dec 13. Adam will also play a solo show at the Spiegeltent in London on Mon, Dec 22, supporting James Yorkston, whom he recently opened for throughout a UK tour earlier this year.