Melting Vinyl and ONO present: Pictish Trail: Winter Rewind Acid Reflux Tour
After a fervently busy summer which included triumphant appearance at festivals including Field Day,Glastonbury, Green Man and Lost Map’s Howlin’ Fling, and was capped with a shortlisting for the Scottish Album of the Year Award by popular vote, Isle of Eigg-based Scottish DIY electronic folk-tinged croft pop sonic hermit and Lost Map Records founder and director Johnny Lynch AKA Pictish Trail looks ahead to the cold season with the Winter Rewind Acid Reflux Tour.
A self-styled “intimate yuletide Eigg-nog of Hebridean Casio folk, with stripped back, twisted and blissed out regurgitations of ol’ Pictish Trail favourites” will feature Johnny performing as a three-piece together with multi instrumentalists Suse Bear (Tuff Love) and John B. McKenna from Monoganon, who also be the support.
The show is in support of Pictish Trail’s critically garlanded third album Future Echoes,
which came out in September 2016 on Lost Map Records with distribution courtesy of Caroline International.
Future Echoes earned ★★★★ reviews from MOJO, Uncut, Clash, The Arts Desk and The Scotsman among others. Pictish Trail’s bonkers epic video for the track ‘After Life’ was hailed by The Guardian as “a warped myriad of apocalyptic symbolism... brilliant”.
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John B McKenna hails from the countryside town of Carluke, a short train ride away from Glasgow, where he immersed himself in the city’s ever-(r)evolving scene. Performing on stages (and working behind bars) alongside a rotating cast of musicians and artists, he began recording his own songs - at first, under his own name, and then under the group moniker of Monoganon. In 2012, having grown tired of the close-knit circuit, he began looking for a new adventure, and upped sticks across the water to Malmo, Sweden. Since that time, he’s released a series of immersive, psych-tinged reverb-soaked indie-odysseys, across a variety of formats, touring as a four-piece band, but also as a solo act who interacts with a VHS backing-track of projections. His sophomore album F A M I L Y was the first full-length release on Lost Map, back in 2013, and garnered immediate praise for both band and the label.
A new album, entitled Killmens, is scheduled for release in Autumn 2017 on Lost Map.
“Accomplished, infectious, genuinely heart-warming” The Skinny