• New Pictish Trail ‘Dream Wall’ EP out 1st April featuring new single from the ‘Thumb World’ sessions.
• Features new ‘Thumb World‘ remixes by collaborators Callum Easter, Kinbote, Bamboo and Good Dog along with a Pictish Trail cover of Moscoman.
“A real hero of the Scottish Underground Scene” Huw Stephens – BBC6 Music
Fire Records reveal the release of brand-new material from Johnny Lynch, AKA Isle-of-Eigg, Scotland dwelling electro-acoustic psych-pop wonder Pictish Trail. Set for release on February 4, 2021 on digital services and as part of Lost Map’s PostMap Club subscription service, ‘Dream Wall’ – the first track to be previewed from a forthcoming new EP of the same name – is a stand-alone single recorded during the ‘Thumb World’ sessions. It features swathes of tremolo guitar, reverb-soaked close harmonies and Mellotronic synths, conjuring the memory of a recurring dream.
“We dusted off the Farfisa organ, which provides the warm, gently oscillating bassline for this woozy, psychedelic ballad,” says Johnny. “Channeling my love for Yo La Tengo, ‘Dream Wall’ is about the frustration of working on something at night, only for it to crumble away as soon as you begin to enjoy it.”
Packed with kaleidoscopic remixes of Pictish songs by friends and collaborators including Callum Easter, Kinbote, Bamboo and Good Dog, the Dream Wall EP – due in April – represents an appendage of sorts to Pictish Trail’s critically acclaimed fourth album Thumb World, which was released early in 2020 on Fire Records. A bold, weird, wild, wired, sonically luxurious yet DIY-‘til-I-die voyage to the outer rings of Johnny’s mind at its darkest, funniest and most inventive, Thumb World attracted a wealth of praise.
When not putting out his own music as Pictish Trail, Johnny is a fulcrum of the British independent music community. Through his label Lost Map Records, he has helped to elevate the likes of Rozi Plain, Seamus Fogarty, Bas Jan, Ed Dowie, Callum Easter and Free Love to new heights. Lost Map’s Howlin’ Fling Festival, which Johnny curates, roughly takes place every other year on the isle of Eigg.
PICTISH TRAIL – RESCHEDULED FULL BAND TOUR – 2022
Support from Savage Mansion
Tue 22 March 2022: BIRMINGHAM – Hare & Hounds 2
Wed 23 March 2022: GUILDFORD – Boileroom
Thu 24 March 2022: CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach
Fri 25 March 2022: BRISTOL – Louisiaina
Sat 26 March 2022: LONDON – Omeara
Sun 27 March 2022: BRIGHTON – The Hope & Ruin
Tue 29 March 2022: NOTTINGHAM – Bodega
Wed 30 March 2022: HEBDEN BRIDGE – Trades Club
Thu 31 March 2022: NEWCASTLE – Cluny
Fri 01 April 2022: MANCHESTER – Gullivers
Sat 02 April 2022: LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
Thu 07 April 2022: EDINBURGH – Summerhall*
Fri 08 April 2022: DUNDEE – Beat Generator
Sat 09 April 2022: ABERDEEN – Lemon Tree
Sun 10 April 2022: STIRLING – Tolbooth
* Note change of venue, all previous tickets valid.
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