Dance music from a bothy: Makeness on the Lost Map label

Fans of Pictish Trail will no doubt be aware of the artist and his band’s adopted home of Eigg, a remote Hebridean island. Johnny Lynch (aka Pictish Trail) invites and encourages artists to share in this stark and wild landscape, away from the stresses of city life, and equally share in the ability to be…

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Firestations: new single Reflection Spells

First recommendation of the year: a single out in late December by a band we’ve followed since their early days, the London based outfit, Firestations. The captivating new track called Reflection Spells exhibits all those distinctive elements that the band are known for: reflective dream pop charm with the soothing harmonies of Mike Cranny and…

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Review: new Kinbote single Hiemalis on Lost Map

We always pay attention here at Gourmet Gigs whenever Lost Map Records announces a new release. It is run by Johnny Lynch aka Pictish Trail from his remote island home in Eigg in the Highlands and, apart from sounding like a very appealing location, the label never disappoint with its eclectic and quirky range of…

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Lost Map: Pictish Trail Daylight Music at Union Chapel

The Daylight Music sessions at Union Chapel in Islington are gentle, pay-what-you-like lunchtime concerts with tea and cake. There are around 30 sessions per year. This Saturday was the turn of artists on the Lost Map record label run from the remote Hebridean island of Eigg by Johnny Lynch, who performs as Pictish Trail. Lynch…

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