The first single from the new Adam Stafford record.
Trashkino Presents: Haxan (1922) with a live score - Mon May 20th
I’m performing a live score to Benjamin Christensen’s silent horror classic on Mon May 20th for Trashkino Film Club, which is the film night I run and curate.
The venue is downstairs at The Art School Union on Sauchiehall St. in Glasgow and it’s free! Please do come along - 7.15pm.
Millions Must Work Forever Ep on Gerry Loves Records
For Record Shop Day last weekend the fantastic Edinburgh label Gerry Loves issued a very limited number of green cassettes (with a download code) of a new Ep of mine. The set contains four largely instrumental tracks recorded live directly onto Mono cassette recorder.
You can read more about the release, and listen to the tracks Here!
May 20th (Mon): Live score to Benjamin Christensen’s Haxan (1922), Trashkino Film Club, The Art School Union Glasgow
June 6th (Thurs): Electric Circus, Edinburgh w/RM Hubbert
June 7th (Fri): No Zeros, Dundee w/Sonny Carntyne + Billy Letford + Robbie Lesiuk
July 5th (Fri): Imaginary Walls Collapse LP Launch w/Siobhan Wilson + Robbie Lesiuk, The Glad Cafe, Glasgow (Southside)
July 6th (Sat): Imaginary Walls Collapse LP Launch w/Siobhan Wilson + Special Guest, Edinburgh Venue TBC.
I’m glad to announce that my next LP “Imaginary Walls Collapse” will be issued on 12” vinyl/Download by Song, by Toad records in June 2013. The label is one of my favourite in Scotland, if not on earth, and I’m tremendously humbled to be asked by Matthew and his team to issue on the imprint. They have signed some of the most innovative Scottish (and International) acts around in the last five years, from Meursault to The Leg, Trips and Falls and now Sparrow and The Workshop.
The album is also getting a North American unfettering via the brilliant Kingfisher Bluez imprint, who are best known for their Singles Club, issuing the likes of Xui Xui and Dirty Beaches among others.
It features contributions from Siobhan Wilson, Matt Brennan of Zoe Van Goey, Anna Miles of The Maple Leaves, Robbie Lesiuk (who co-produced) from Y’all is Fantasy Island and Ben Hillman from Over The Wall.
Loveies! Here is a brand new “Studio” track featuring the brilliant Siobhan Wilson. The song was due to go on my new LP “Imaginary Walls Collapse”, out on Song, by Toad in June, but due to time restrictions on each side of the vinyl, it was cut. Hope you like, I might release it as a single in the future with something else… xo
“This Year Has Vanished” an exclusive Live LP, download it absolutely free from HERE!
Mainly recorded in Aberdeen this year, the set includes Step Up, Raise Hands, Shot-down You Summer Wannabes, The Witch Hunt and a live cover of Daniel Johnson’s Blue Clouds.
Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo/Adam Stafford split EP on Orange cassette in an Aqua shell, only limited to 60. Order the tape and listen to the two EPs here: wisebloodindustries.bandcamp.com. Order releases an immediate download to your email.
Also now in stock in Monorail and Love Music in Glasgow, UK.
My new short film is called No Hope for Men Below. My editor and I have cut a wee trailer in advance (watch above).
The film is about the Redding Pit disaster of 1923, which occurred in Falkirk and where 40 men lost their lives. It’s a film I’ve been trying to make for more than three years now due to various funding issues. The text is based on a poem written by the incredible Falkirk poet Janet Paisley in broad Scots dialect which was specially commissioned for the film.
I wrote an online article about one of the most haunting songs ever written - Tommy Johnson’s Cool Drink of Water Blues.
Read it HERE, play the song above.
My former band Y’all is Fantasy Island released four fairly low-key LPs between 06-08 before splitting up in 2010.
The band were my life during this time and I think we created some great work, despite our lack of resources. But then again, I’m biased. You can download everything we ever recorded HERE, including our film soundtrack album Infanticidal Genuflector & a compilation of Rarities, Singles & demos.
You can now download/stream my first short film The Shutdown (2009) for a reasonable price courtesy of the pioneering team at the digital film distribution site Distrify.
A live performance video filmed on the road for the Gerry Loves Records Split 7” single Vanishing Tanks available to buy & download via http://gerrylovesrecords.com/release/loves009/.