1. A Compromise (album version) 2. A Compromise (radio edit) 3. Low Winter Sun (Kid Canaverowl version) 4. The Wrench (GFR remix)
Our new EP is the fifth in Lost Map Records PostMap series.
Both versions of the song come packaged with two other reworked cuts from the album. ‘TheWrench’ has been given an electro-workout by Giant Fighting Robot and ‘Low Winter Sun’ has been lovingly fondled by our label-mates, eagleowl – who have joined forces with the half of us kids to create ‘Kid Canaverowl’.
Each postcard comes with a code with which to download the tracks. Buy one here.
Check out our beauftiful new video for A Compromise:
We’re also delighted to announce that that Siobhan Wilson, and The Pictish Trail will be joining Edwyn Collins, De Rosa, This Many Boyfriends at Christmas Baubles IV. OH MY.
Deck your halls - it’s less than a month to go until Kid Canaveral’s Christmas Baubles IV. Time to start an advent calendar/Xmas carols/Santa themed filthy punnage-heavy countdown of announcements as to who’s all going to be joining Edwyn Collins, De Rosa and us, Kid Canaveral, your hosts at this secular knees-up at Portobello Town Hall, on Saturday Dec 14.
Our pals TMB know how to lay a big tasty pop hook like and they’ll no doubt prove good dance-inducing company as our festive party swings along like tinsel around an office worker’s neck at their Christmas night out. Tickets are as unavailable as a Furby in December 1998 (they’re SOLD OUT), so well done you, if you got one.
Keep your eyes peeled on Friday this week for a special Kid Canaveral video + single announcement.
When we found out who had agreed to headline this year’s Baubles we spent days Falling and Laughing. We were Losing Sleep trying to contain our excitement and not shout it all over the internet. We are Simply Thrilled Honey to announce that we have an international pop superstar, he’s nobody’s Consolation Prize, (To Put It in a) Nutshell, it’s Gorgeous George himself… EDWYN COLLINS. Three Cheers For Our Side, indeed. (Sorry for all the puns. I Can’t Help Myself.)
Yep! EDWYN COLLINS will be bringing his six-piece band down to the Portobello Town Hall on Saturday 14th December.
LOST MAP PRESENTS
KID CANAVERAL’S CHRISTMAS BAUBLES IV
with EDWYN COLLINS
and KID CANAVERAL,
“From his work with Glasgow’s new-wave pioneers Orange Juice, and throughout his heroic solo career, Edwyn has been a true Scottish icon for decades, and a constant inspiration for all of us here. His songwriting spark remains as vital as ever – with latest album, Understated, on constant rotation on our stereo over the summer. His credentials as a producer and label manager (at AED Records) seal his DIY indie-legend status – we couldn’t think of a more appropriate act to headline our first major event as a label, and we’re utterly delighted that he’s accepted!”
We couldn’t agree more.
For those of you who don’t know, Christmas Baubles is an all day music event, taking place from 2pm until midnight on Saturday 14th December at Portobello Town Hall, Edinburgh – with a host of amazing acts selected by us and Lost Map. We’ll be announcing more acts in the coming months. Meanwhile our early-bird tickets are flying out of the window – the first batch sold out immediately, and we’re almost out of our second batch at £17. The event has sold out every year since its inception in 2010 and tickets are selling faster this year than ever before. Advance tickets are gonna go up to £20 each, shortly – before settling at £22 – so be sure and buy quick to get a bargain!
This year, we’ve teamed up with our new label Lost Map to bring you Kid Canaveral’s Christmas Baubles IV.
This is an all-day music event, taking place from 2pm until midnight, at the beautiful Portobello Town Hall, in Edinburgh, on Saturday 14th December 2013.
The line-up will not be revealed quite yet. We will be playing, of course … but the rest of the line-up will be revealed in due course.
Early bird tickets are on sale NOW for just £15 (plus postage). They are very limited in number, and over the coming weeks the ticket price will climb to £22 – so you should buy your ticket at this great price while you can!
‘I joined Fife’s Fence Records full time back in the summer of 2003. I’d released my first home recordings on the label under The Pictish Trail name the previous year, and suddenly found myself cutting out photocopied album artwork, spray-painting CD wallet sleeves, organising all-day gigs in the local pub, and moonlighting on wonky-electric guitar in King Creosote’s live band. KC, who founded Fence back in ’97, was being courted by Domino and Warner Brothers around this time – so I held the fort, as it were.
Ten years have gone by, and I’ve continued to manage the label, while doing my own thang as PT. It’s been an amazing journey. The past 18 months in particular have been our strongest and busiest – a slew of innovative album releases, weird EP subscriptions, and brain warping live events. KC retired from Fence last year, leaving me to run things from my caravan home on the Island of Eigg. After much deliberation, and support from the Collective, I’ve decided it’s best to continue the label under a new name. Fence was really a Fife thing, and now that I’ve left the area, it feels right to close that chapter on a high. Start something fresh with the momentum and good will we’ve built up.
So, allow me introduce Lost Map – the new home for Pictish Trail, Rozi Plain, Randolph’s Leap, eagleowl, Kid Canaveral, Seamus Fogarty and Monoganon. I’m mighty proud to be part of this roster, and there are more names to come. Our first proper release is an album of woozy delight by Monoganon entitled F A M I L Y; imagine a drunken, stumbling trip into a forgotten forest. It sounds like that.
Similarly, the idea behind Lost Map is to reawaken a sense of discovery with music; expect secret releases in unexpected formats, and hidden gigs within intimate locations. Each will have longitude/latitude catalogue numbers; some will be easy to find, others will require a bit of cartographical persistence. The first direction is simple, though. Sign up to our mailing-list to receive a free seven-track sampler. Hope you find us! – Johnny Lynch aka The Pictish Trail’
So there you go. We’re very excited about our new label and you should be too. Come and get lost with us: http://www.lostmap.com
We’re delighted to announce a few more shows for the summer in addition to the ones we already have.
6 July 2013 – DoubleDotDash Festival, READING, UK The doubledotdash collective and South Street Arts Centre are curating a day of eclectic music featuring Advance Base (Owen Ashworth, ex-Casiotone for the Painfully Alone), Alasdair Roberts, Love.Stop.Repeat. and many more. Plus Ethiopian food. Nice one. Tickets and more info here.
28 July 2013 – Indietracks Festival, near RIPLEY, UK The only festival that combines heritage train rides and indiepop music! This year the lineup features Camera Obscura, The Pastels, The Wave Pictures, bis, Helen Love and many more. Info and tickets here.
10 August 2013 – The Liquid Room, EDINBURGH, UK We’re delighted to have indie legends ballboy and the band of talented young gentlementhat are Campfires in Winter as our special guests for the evening. And last, but certainly by no means least, following David’s appearance at their EP Launch last week, the Cairn String Quartet will be joining us for a section of our own set to make the night extra special for you. Over 16s show! Tickets are scooting out the door for this, so go and get yourshere.
16 August 2013 – Green Man Festival, WALES, UK Very happy to say that we are travelling back to Wales for the Fence Cinema Tent Takeover section of the weekend. Details and tickets here.
28 September 2013 – Coconut Music Festival, Abbaye aux Dames, SAINTES, FRANCE A big party in France? Don’t mind if we do. Details here.
We’re thrilled and delighted to announce a show this August at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room. We’re even more thrilled and even more delighted that indie pop legends ballboy will also be playing! The magic date is Saturday 10th August and tickets are only £8 (+ booking fee), available now from Tickets Scotland, Ticketweb and Ripping Records. It’s a 16+ show for any of our younger fans who fancy coming along. We’re super, super excited for what feels like a well overdue Edinburgh shindig and are planning to pull out all the stops to make it our biggest and best show ever. Would love to see you all there!
We’ll be up and down the UK (and Ireland) in the coming months too, see below for updated list and ticket info. See you all very soon!
Fri 26th April Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore with Randoph’s Leap. Free entry, doors 9pm.
Sat 27th April Mad Hatters, Inverness with Be Like Pablo. Free entry, doors 9.30pm.
Fri 3rd May Machynlleth Comedy Festival with The Pictish Trail. Free entry, 8pm.
I am delighted to finally be able to say that our second record Now That You Are A Dancer is out today on Fence Records.
It is available on LP (with free CD copy)*, CD and Digital Download.
The following excellent independent record shops have NTYAAD.
King Bee Records
More will be added to this list when we receive confirmation of receipt of stock. Please pop in and support whichever of these is closest to you. If your record shop of choice doesn’t have it, why not suggest that they get it in?
If these are just too far away, then you can order here. Or if you’re after the digital download, go here (iTunes).
Those good folks over at Gold Flake Paint will be streaming the entire album for one week only, here.
The Scottish BAFTA award winning 14c Studios have made us this excellent video for ‘The Wrench’:
*POP SHOW KLAXON* We have the third of our album launch parties this Saturday, 9th March in London at the soon-to-be-closed Bull and Gate. Opening will be the excellent Emma Kupa formerly of Standard Fare. Tickets are haring out the door, so you’d best visit the Fence Shop and get yours, now! Keep an eye on the Live Page for more gig announcements in the very near future.
Words about NTYAAD (click publication name for full article):
“The bands abundant charm and indie-pop antics as appealing as ever.” ★★★★THE SKINNY
“It’s a shining, glowing example of the pure power that pop music can possess. ” GOLD FLAKE PAINT
“What we have here is a brilliant indie-rock album. As evinced on glorious alt-chorales like ‘Her Hair Hangs Down’ from the band’s terrific 2010 debut album, Shouting at Wildlife, MacGregor is one of Scottish pop’s most distinct, and promising voices. And alongside Kate Lazda, Rose McConnachie and Scott McMaster, he has crafted an outstanding follow-up in Now That You Are a Dancer.” ★★★★ THE LIST
“There isn’t anything close to a dud on Now You Are A Dancer and from the opening bars of the insanely catchy The Wrench there follows a slightly manic, utterly captivating 10-song arc of tales about alcohol-drenched break-ups, school-day horror stories and stumbling through the error-strewn experiences of getting older.” – FOLK RADIO UK
ALBUM OF THE WEEK on TOM MORTON and VIC GALLOWAY’S BBC RADIO SCOTLAND SHOWS week commencing 4th March.
Live review of first night of Glasgow Album Launch:
“They’ve evolved from DIY party-starters to serious contenders for the Scottish pop throne, with a glorious line in melodic alt-rock” ★★★★★ THE HERALD
Interview with the Kids:
‘Now That You Are A Dancer is saturated with indie pop tunes and fired by an infectious energy that would flatter the most commercial of charts should they care to accommodate it.’ SUNDAY HERALD
*Due to a manufacturing issue, the vinyl has been slightly delayed. Orders will be posted this week with an immediate-ish (within 24hrs) digital download upon purchase. That’s right, we’ve ‘done a Bowie’.