Guest Blog: Malcolm Middleton introducing… The Pictish Trail
“Introducing…” is a brand new, regular segment, where established-indie artists will offer tips on their favourite up-and-coming bands. This week, the delightfully droll Malcolm Middleton (whose latest album, ‘Waxing Gibbous’, is out now) guest-blogs about fellow Scotsman, The Pictish Trail.
The Pictish Trail is one man, Johnny Lynch, who is sometimes joined by label mates King Creosote and James Yorkston; solo artists in their own right. Johnny runs up & coming Scottish indie label Fence Records, and also organises the Homegame Festival in Anstruther, Fife. His first proper solo album came out last year, ‘Secret Sounds Volume 1′, which is a mix of beautiful new acoustic folk songs and banging techno.
Johnny’s voice is the main weapon though, along with his humour and character. Not to forget actual genuine and original songwriting skills second to none, in a world over-saturated with musical wannabees. Johnny did backing vocals on my ‘Waxing Gibbous’ album and helped to define the sound of the record. He’s also playing guitar in my band and supporting me on my current European tour. So, aye, why not give him a listen, he’s great.
You can check out The Pictish Trail at his MySpace, or watch his video for “Winter Home Disco” here: