The latest release in our PostMap audio postcard series is 'I Can't Dance To This Music Anymore', the irrepressibly catchy new single from Randolph's Leap, taken from their debut album Clumsy Knot.
You can purchase the postcard - which comes with a download code with an exclusive b-side, and alternate versions of the title track - for just £1 (plus postage). Alternatively, you can purchase it as part of a 5-for-£3 deal. Have a look here: http://lostmap.com/postcard-shop
Here's lead singer Adam Ross with more info on the song, and a video below ...
This is a song that we’ve been playing for a while. It originally appeared on the home-recorded album Randolph’s Leap & The Curse of the Haunted Headphones in 2012. We’ve since re-recorded it with the band. It’s the closing track on our new album Clumsy Knot.
I can remember writing most of the lyrics whilst sitting on the train/walking through Pollok Park on my way to my weekend job in the Burrell Collection gift shop. That was an ok job actually, if you like fudge. I’ve had worse. The B-side to this single (Queen Bee) is partly inspired by my job history. Believe it or not, I had a short-lived career working in the ladieswear department of Next. Jings. If there’s a soul needing sucked, Next are the corporation to do it. They asked me to be a ‘shoe specialist’ to try and motivate me. A customer once told me she was looking for a “slingback mule with a kitten heel”. Suffice to say, my response fell far below the expectations of my newly awarded title and I was unmasked as a fraud, a fool and a failure. There was a happy ending though - I eventually got myself fired for gross misconduct.
So anyway, both of the songs are available by purchasing this giant train ticket. It’s part of Lost Map’s postcard series and they’re doing some good deals (5 for £3, 10 for £5). The ticket is not valid for use with any train operator but it would make me incredibly happy if you attempted it at least once.
We launched the single last Sunday. We curated a wee afternoon of music and mischief in the Bowlers Bar. The event was called ‘I Can’t Dance To This Music’ and we’re hoping to run it again sometime in the future so keep your ears peeled. I think we’ve really tapped into the cultural zeitgeist. I swear I overheard a kid with a skateboard and a sideways cap saying “Dude, I really want to play some rad Pokemon but I’ve got all this homework and, man, I just can’t dance to this music anymore”.
ADAM ROSS, JULY 2014