Lost Map Presents Weird Wave + Pictish Trail (full Band + L.t Leif (solo)
IMP in conjunction with Lost Map, present a wonderful night of out there eclectic Music from artists on the Lost Map Record Label. Its Lost Map's 10th anniversary and J&M from IMP 20th anniversary of putting on IMP shows, so we are going to have a mighty fun night of high jinx.
Lost Map Presents Weird Wave
Pictish Trail (full band)
L.T. Leif (solo)
Lost Map Presents Weird Wave
2023 marks ten years since singer-songwriter Johnny "Pictish Trail Lynch launched his Lost Map label, on the Hebridean Isle of Eigg. Unshackled by style or genre, the label's output over the past decade has been fuelled by a spirit of adventure, passion, and a commitment to artistic exploration.
To commemorate their special birthday, Lynch has co-ordinated a collective project consisting of players from across the roster - members of his own band, Tuff Love, L.T. Leif, Savage Mansion, Kid Canaveral and Eagleowl. At the start of March 2023, the group convened on Eigg to write and record brand new material, together. The resulting LP is a seven track journey that fits perfectly as part of the Lost Map canon, ranging from electronic psych-pop floor-fillers, to wild krautrock odysseys; expansive dream folk, to angular call-and-response post-punk freak-outs.
The name of the project is Lost Map presents Weird Wave, and they play their first live shows together, this summer.
Lost Map presents Weird Wave's
Craig Angus (guitar, keys, vocals)
Susan Bear (synthesizers)
Robyn Dawson (violin)
Kate Lazda (guitars)
L.T Leif (vocals, synthesizers)
Pictish Trail (vocals, electronics)
Bart Owl (bass)
Iain Stewart (drums, samples, field recordings)
Pictish Trail Band
Throughout his career Pictish Trail has resolutely furrowed his own path, steadily creating a unique catalogue of recordings & performances, while eschewing the blueprint of the predictable singer-songwriter in favour of something untidily intriguing.
Island Family is the fifth album from Isle-of-Eigg dwelling electro-acoustic psych-pop artist Johnny Lynch aka Pictish Trail. A strange, unpredictable, sardonic and yet deeply personal record inspired by all from Fever Ray to The Flaming Lips, Liars, Mercury Rev and Beck, Island Family is Pictish Trail's contrarian view of arcadia; a search for the euphoric in the bucolic.
When not putting out his own music as Pictish Trail, Johnny Lynch is a fulcrum of the British independent music community. Through his label Lost Map, he champions a diverse and idiosyncratic array of extraordinary talent, helping to elevate the likes of Rozi Plain, Alabaster dePlume, Bas Jan, Callum Easter and Free Love.
Secret Soundz Vol.1 & 2, his critically acclaimed first pair of albums, were gloriously eclectic slices of lo-fi folk-pop later revived as a deluxe double-vinyl by Moshi Moshi. Future Echoes, was released to further acclaim in 2016, and was shortlisted for Scottish Album of the Year Award. In 2020 Johnny released his 4th LP, Thumb World, a voyage to the outer rings of Pictish Trail's mind at its darkest, funniest & most inventive described by Clash as his most dazzling, most exceptional yet. "One of my favourite artists" Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music
L.T. Lief (solo)
An adopted member of the Scottish DIY music scene whose life and art has been heavily shaped by northern landscapes and climes, L.T. Leif is rooted in the self-sufficient spirit of the Canadian prairies, and carries with them the indelible experience of spells spent living in Iceland, Finland and drawing inspiration from the Pacific Northwest. Leif has been involved in many bands and projects, first entering the scene with Calgary orchestral pop sweethearts The Consonant C. Since the group disbanded in 2011, Leif has explored many configurations and approaches, from experimental noise collaborations with the infamous Bug Incision crew to playing sold-out shows with the punk-hearted OK JAZZ, drumming with slacker-rock bands (Hex Ray and Hungry Freaks), playing synths with Matt Swann (of Astral Swanns), and singing in a witch choir (Hermitess). Leif's admirers include K Records maestro Calvin Johnson (they toured together with The Believer Magazine).
Releases under the solo-with-friends moniker L.T. Leif have included the 2016 double album Shadow on the Brim / Rough Beasts and Leif's first release on Lost Map Records, the 2022 Lost Cat limited edition cassette compilation of live and unreleased tracks, improvisations and deep cuts Introducing L.T. Leif.
A new album, Come Back To Me, But Lightly, is due for release on Lost Map in collaboration with fellow Scottish label, OK Pal.
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