Notes From a Musical Island Documentary


Was delighted to be part of a most interesting and excellent documentary series called Notes From a Musical Island by music writer Laura Barton for BBC Radio 4 looking at music from the four corners of our Isles. The episode also features our own Katie Buchan of Best Girl Athlete, Alan Davidson of Kitchen Cynics along with Scottish Album of the Year winner Kathryn Joseph and will focus on Aberdeen. The episode is scheduled to air on 11th July. Will post this up once it goes live.

CS Buchan Release Date and Pre-Orders

CS Album Cover_2000px_webSooooooo, the date is 25th May and you can pre-order vinyl, cd and digital copies here. If I may say, it’s rather good, but I would say that. BUT IT IS! Did I mention it’s good? There are guest vocalists on each track to spare you the pain of listening to the droning pap you usually get from CS Horsesass, AND there is a wonderfully written foreword from Byres Road Jazz Club, which is worth the purchase alone. Buy it or die a sad and lonely life. Probably.

Tryptamines IMA Nomination

Exciting update on the April release, ‘The Way Which Can Be Named Is Not The Nameless Way’ by Tryptamines. They have only gone and been nominated for an Independent Music Award again, this time for Best Instrumental EP. This is Tryptamines second nomination for the prestigious New York based awards, having scooped Best Eclectic EP last year. This time around also sees producer Morphamish up for Best Producer category. These lads work damn hard for their art, good luck fellas, very well deserved!

Those of you who are familiar with Tryptamines will know the classical inspired playing of Chemical Callum and the tripped-out beats of Tom the Noisemonger is unique and beautiful in such an original and often unsettling way that leaves an air of mystery and intrigue around the outfit. Settle down, switch off and tune in to the Tryptamines Experience. Album available here –


An independent collective of artists based in and around the North East of Scotland