An evening of stories, songs and sounds hosted by the East Neuk of Fife’s premier DIY-folk collective – including live performances from The Pictish Trail, Seamus Fogarty, Rozi Plain, eagleowl and Delifinger.
It’s not easy to pin down “The Pictish Trail”:http://thepictishtrail.com/, aka Johnny Lynch. His critically acclaimed 2008 debut album, Secret Soundz Vol. 1, was a gloriously eclectic slice of lo-fi folk-pop, and he is also one half of demented dance-pop duo Silver Columns with Adem Ilhan.
“Seamus Fogarty”:http://seamusfogarty.com/ hails from the west of Ireland and writes songs about mountains that steal t-shirts, women who look like dinosaurs and various other unfortunate incidents. His debut, God Damn You Mountain, is awash with layers of sound, floating over one another, creating an entrancing collage. Spiralling tape loops squiggle next to digital feedback and warped delay, all wrapped in Seamus’s vocals and mesmeric guitar.
When you first hear the sonorous, atmospheric swell of singer-songwriter “Rozi Plain’s”:http://roziplain.co.uk/ home-built electric guitar coupled with her swooning vocal charm, you may as well put your hands up and surrender. You’re going to be won over. New album, Joined Sometimes Unjoined, is Rozi’s second LP with Fence Records, following a move to London, and the release of two interim EP’s with Need No Water Records – Humans and See My Boat.
“eagleowl”:http://www.eagleowlattack.co.uk/ are three pals from Edinburgh who started life as a trio of electric guitar, double bass and violin. They create a roaring behemoth capable of sonorous waves of summer warmth and thundering cataclysms of wailing feedback. The band have just completed their debut album, This Silent Year, which is being released on Fence Records in March 2013.
“Delifinger”:http://delifinger.tumblr.com/ is the alter ego of Matthew Lacey from Bristol, one quarter of band OLO Worms, and one half of Gorlkeepers (with fellow OLO, Lionheart). He sings songs about love, insecurity, loneliness and trapped Chilean miners.