I made a mix-tape with my friend Dave Arthur where we collated some of our favourite obscure vinyl (and some quite well-known stuff) into a continuous mix called Soaking the Apparatus, listen HERE!
Read a poem I wrote called The Shed, about an elderly woman who thinks there is a man living in her garden shed. Published by Hoax Magazine online.
November 29th (Fri): Teviot Building, Edinburgh w/Book Group & Gav Prentice
November 30th (Sat): Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock (w/Emma Pollock & more!)
December 3rd (Tuesday): Bar Bloc, Glasgow (w/Orzelda - ex-Twilight Sad - and Cheer)
January 8th (Wed): The Old Hairdresser’s, Glasgow (w/Alan Bissett & WOLF)
January 31st (Sat): The Glad Cafe, Glasgow Southside (w/Sonny Carntyne)
- Just Added - Adam Stafford - His Acres (Online Exclusive)
That Adam Stafford fellow has been on the telly again.
Album can be bought here:
The Sweethearts of The Prison Rodeo released their début album “On the Desolate Hillside” via my Wise Blood Industries imprint.
I had a small hand in helping record and playing on the record, you can stream/download and buy one of the beautiful hand-crafted illustrated CD booklet from the band’s BC page HERE!
The very kind and lettered Lisa-Marie Ferla interviewed me before the release of the new LP and published it on her blog, Last Year’s Girl HERE!
“This is a quietly bold album, it’s unique brew of singular creativity and deference to traditional sounds unearths an all too rare air of finess" - 8/10, The Line of Best-Fit
“Adam Stafford is back and he might just have surpassed his own standards…A quite remarkable record, one which is both highly complex and ultimately welcoming" - Clash
“For all of the mind-puzzling intricacies of Stafford’s approach it’s his ability to write simple and wonderfully rich pop-songs that shines the brightest, and it’s those very basic and fundamental charms that make Imaginary Walls Collapse such a rewarding listen, and one of the years finest records” - Goldflakepaint
"Stafford still remains relatively unknown outside of Scotland, this could be the album that quickly changes that" - 4/5, The Skinny
“Stafford creates a masterpiece of composition via pedals, loops and effects, conjuring harmonised guitars and voices from a swirling mist of sound" - The Herald on Sunday
“All loop-building, axe-fuelled sonic (mis)shapes and vivid narratives… Imaginary Walls Collapse is tooled up in all sorts of deviant ways: it’s less acoustic; more propelled by electronics and the sounds of human harmony and dissonance" - 4/5, Album-of-the-fortnight, The List
“Contributions are chopped, looped and sampled to serve the artist’s twisted vision" - 5/5, The Arts Desk
"The songs are aqueous; they flow and drip, build and deepen… The record bristles with invention and is put together with a great eye for detail" - 7/10, Americana UK
“Imaginary Walls Collapse is clever, tuneful and wildly inventive" - The Tidal Wave of Indifference
“Layered guitars swimming in reverb and forming the base for a challenging yet tuneful collection. This is intelligently crafted soundscape meets highly accessible pop music with a few twists, in turns confident and robust and then heart-breakingly fragile" - Drunken Werewolf
“Walls is a focused, concentrated record that distils Stafford’s sound and style into an eccentric concoction” - Dauphin Mag
Stream Imaginary Walls Collapse HERE!
The Skinny magazine have written a fantastic article to coincide with July’s release of Imaginary Walls Collapse.
Read it HERE!
I was recently invited to compile a mixtape for the fantastic Bristol Blog GoldFlakePaint of music that inspired the new album.
Mix features Irma Thomas, Steve Reich, Bobby Womb, Sun City Girls and many others. Listen to it and read the track descriptions by clicking the bar above.
The first single from the new Adam Stafford record.
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!
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.