3.98 – Pictish Trail

I can’t quite believe I’ve never featured any of the artists to come out of the Fence Collective – Scotland’s coastal musical hermits who used to churn out a plethora of fantastic tunes from their East Fife base.

There’s some King Creosote in the archive just waiting for the right moment to come out, but for today, I’m going with Pictish Trail instead. Mostly because I just heard his latest album Future Echoes and it’s superb.

I’ve had trouble narrowing down a favourite song to go for, so I’ve decided to post two of them. There’s the album opener Far Gone (Don’t Leave) which is a tremendous piece of atmospheric, dingy rock full of swirling beats and impassioned vocal stylings. And then there’s the more traditional latter-era Belle & Sebastian-esque indie-pop of Dead Connection. Both are great.

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