Song of the Week #5 (2020) – The Pictish Trail

I confess that, whilst I’ve always enjoyed seeing the Pictish Trail live in any guise, and have particularly loved the full band shows in the last few years, I’ve never been fully won over by recorded Pictish. However, on the evidence of the latest single ‘Lead Balloon’, new album ‘Thumb World’, out today on Fire…

Gig #1 (2020) – The Pictish Trail live

Pictish Trail / Rozi Plain – Celtic Connections – St Luke’s, Glasgow – Friday 17th January 2020 Good start. I’d vowed that if I was going to keep this thing going I wouldn’t fall into arrears with gigs even if it just meant sticking up a few words and some snaps from the phone. And…

Midgies Hate Glitter – The Pictish Trail live

The Pictish Trail – Hospitalfield, Arbroath – Saturday 6th July 2019 Having been denied a full band Pictish Trail show in Cupar for the opening night of EDEN, an opportunity to fill that void arrived just 3 weeks later, even if it meant going to consecutive shows in Arbroath. And Hospitalfield was to prove an…

Words! Pictures! Music! – Pictish Trail / Phil Jupitus live

The Pictish Trail / Phil Jupitus – Corn Exchange, Cupar – Saturday 15th June 2019 After hosting a show in the house one weekend the following week we actually had to leave the house to see this one – although unusually we were actually able to walk to the gig – the Opening Night for…

Sweltering in Mono – Pictish Trail live

Lost Map 5th Birthday Show – Pictish Trail / Firestations – Mono, Glasgow – Friday 20th July 2018 The first of the Lost Map birthday shows at a sweltering Mono featured an attractive double fill of label Head Honcho, the Pictish Trail and band, and comparatively new signings Firestations. I’ll confess I’ve always had a…

Two Horsepower – British Sea Power and The Pictish Trail live

British Sea Power / The Pictish Trail – The Garage, Glasgow – Saturday 17th February 2018 I’d kind of got used to the fact that my Scottish indie world and the wider touring band circuit rarely collided. The days when Chemikal bands would tour with bigger acts seem to have long gone and in recent…