This weekend I played two fantastic gigs solo gigs with Patrik Fitzgerald, a performer who I hold in very high regard as one of the UK’s most original and nuanced voices and a man who put acoustic punk on the map in this country. It was an honour and a privilege to perform alongside him, as well as with my good friends from the Doom Valley area Jim Monaghan and Tartan Heather. Here are two of the features in the local papers for the Ayr gig. Many thanks to Sammy B and the staff at the Courtyard Bar, and Mr Mainy and all at Pivo Pivo for putting these great nights on.
This week I also released a mini-album entitled “NO ATTACK/NO DECAY” on Topplers Records, a 9-track collection of solo acoustic recordings comprising new versions of old songs and a couple of new tracks. The first review is HERE, and I think it gives an accurate description of what I was trying to do with it. It’s an attempt to move on from a lot of things and came out of a desire to restate who I am and what I’m actually doing musically. I really hope you enjoy it. You can listen to it in the player below, or at http://roscoevacant.bandcamp.com .
The CD is available as a limited edition of 50, with each disc housed in handmade packaging, made by my friends at Topplers HQ. Check out the video for “Shortbread Tins and Tartan Hats” below to get a look at the production process!
Thanks again for reading these things, and I hope you enjoy the new stuff.
All the best