02: VISITATIONS - Monoganon Pt.1

Pictish Trail chats with the first contestant in our VISITATIONS residency project, John B McKenna, aka MONOGANON.  We recorded this during Monoganon's stay on the Isle of Eigg, in July 2017. 

Monoganon is a singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Carluke, in Scotland - who relocated to Malmo, Sweden, about 6 years ago. After a series of mini-albums and singles, he self-released his first full-length album, Songs To Swim To, in 2011. His sophomore album, F A M I L Y, was the first official release on Lost Map Records in 2013, and was followed up by Killmens in 2017.

In this first interview, we talk a fair bit about John B’s name, the records he listened to during his teenage years, and his life in music - from his first early recordings, and ramshackle live shows, to the recording of his three albums. There’s also a good bit of chat about the legendarily unrelenting Glasgwegian metalcore monsters, Desalvo.

 

Visit Monoganon over here: http://monoganon.com/

F A M I L Y : http://lostmap.com/products/monoganon-family

Killmenshttp://lostmap.com/products/monoganon-killmens

 

We’ll be chatting more to Monoganon about his experiences on the island, and the EP he created for VISITATIONS in Episode 03.

If you’d like to support the podcast, you can do so by signing up to VISITATIONS. Visit www.lostmap.com/visitations for details on our vinyl and digital subscriptions.

Lost Map Podcast is presented by Pictish Trail, produced and edited by Joe Cormack.