ARE YOU IN THE PICTISH TRAIL'S NEW VIDEO?
... because if you were at Lost Map's ludicrously good Howlin' Fling festival, you may well be. Filmed by Forest of Black during said soiree on the Isle of Eigg back in July, it's a new short for the song 'The Handstand Crowd', taken from the Trail's album Secret Soundz Vol. 2, which was recently given a re-release by the good people at Moshi Moshi Records as a double-disc package together with Secret Soundz Vol. 1. The video focuses purely on the audience and not the musicians, and in keeping with themes of the song, the peculiar sense of both comfort and also isolation of being within a crowd. It's premiering th'noo over at The Quietus, so off you go and see if you can spot yourself. Keep a look out too in a couple of weeks, when we'll be streaming a special short film about Howlin' Fling.
The Pictish Trail is on manoeuvres this autumn, with a few shows in France before a November/December tour around the UK and Europe with the very talented Sweet Baboo. You can watch the Trail's video for 'Long In The Tooth' here.
If you want to keep up to date on the Trail's monthly gossip, head on over to his website and listen to his latest audio blog - www.thepictishtrail.com/blog.
THE PICTISH TRAIL LIVE
Fri, Sep 26 @ Coconut Party, Saintes, France (DJ set)^
Mon, Sep 29 @ Pop In, Paris, France^
Tue, Sep 30 @ Alchimia, Dijon^
Thu, Oct 2 @ Café Libellule, Colmar, France^
Fri, Nov 28 @ The Glee Club, Birmingham*
Sat, Nov 29 @ The Haunt, Brighton*
Sun, Nov 30 @ Talking Heads, Southampton*
Mon, Dec 1 @ The Lantern, Bristol*
Tue, Dec 2 @ The Greystones, Sheffield*
Wed, Dec 3 @ Trades Club, Hebden Bridge*
Thu, Dec 4 @ Southbank Centre, London*
Fri, Dec 5 @ South Street Arts, Reading*
Sat, Dec 6 @ Buffalo Bar, Cardiff*
Mon, Dec 8 @ The Phoenix, Exeter*
Tue, Dec 9 @ The Musician, Leicester*
Wed, Dec 10 @ The Basement, York*
Thu, Dec 11 @ Gullivers, Manchester*
Sun, Dec 14 @ The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen*
^ w/ Tuff Love
* w/ Sweet Baboo