I think their song ‘We are the snare’ (on ‘Sounds’) perfectly sums up what I’ve loved about these boys for decades: “We don’t do interaction, we don’t do fashion trends, we can’t do drum ‘n’ bass, we don’t do middle eights. We are the snare...”. Scotland’s best kept Secret (sadly).
Favorite track: We Are The Snare.
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Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album
Our 'Sounds' album recorded by Steve Albini is now available.
This 10 track CD has a 8 page booklet featuring photographs by Graeme Ogston and comes in a jewel case.
Mastered directly from the analogue mixed down half inch tape by Pete Norman.
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You’ll also get access to
Jan D. Burnett, Alan D. Cormack, Barry Gibson, Graeme Ogston, Adam Lockhart
Fraser MacInnes - Bagpipe drones on ‘Action Hero’
Ali Hendry - Trumpet on ‘Action Hero’ and ‘Grow’
Dave Burnett - Electric slide guitar on ‘Grow’
Emma Pollock - Additional vocals on ‘We Are The Snare’
Recorded and Engineered by Steve Albini
Assisted by Paul Savage, Recorded at chem19, Scotland, February 2018.
Recorded on to two inch RTM 900 tape at 15 i.p.s., Mixed down to half inch RTM 900 tape at 30 i.p.s.
Mastered by Pete Norman at Finyl Tweek, London.
Thank you to Alan Morrison and all at Creative Scotland,
Paul Savage, Emma Pollock, Jamie Savage, Andrew Savage and all at chem19,
Tim Courtnell and the Team at Sound Performance. Pete Norman and Johnnie Everton at Finyl Tweek, London.
‘Bugs’, ‘Action Hero’, ‘Super Slinky’ written by Jan D. Burnett.
‘Hope You Never Go’, ‘I Am God’, ‘And Now It Is Over’ written by Jan D. Burnett, Alan D. Cormack, Barry Gibson, Graeme Ogston, Adam Lockhart.
‘We Are The Snare' written by Jan D. Burnett, Alan D. Cormack, Barry Gibson.
'Photograph Me Properly' written by Jan D. Burnett, Alan D. Cormack, Barry Gibson, Ross Matherson, Graeme Ogston.
‘Grow’ written by Jan D. Burnett, Alan D. Cormack, Barry Gibson, Graeme Ogston.
'Smile, It's Sugar' written by Jan D. Burnett, Alan D. Cormack, Paul Esposito, Barry Gibson.
All songs are ‘Copyright Control / PRS’.
The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Chute Records.
p and c 2018 Chute Records