2017 proved a huge year for Pictish Trail which ended in Johnny Lynch announcing he’d signed to Fire Records alongside Jane Weaver, Death And Vanilla, Noveller, Hater and Modern Studies. Seeing in the new year with more rousing news and following a sold-out show at this year’s Celtic Connections, Pictish Trail will be supporting Belle And Sebastian on a number of live dates across Europe later this month with shows in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Italy.
Coinciding with the tour ‘Who’s Coming In’, taken from ‘Future Echoes’, gets remixed by Joe Goddard (Hot Chip, The 2 Bears). Here blissed out celestial tones stretch this gorgeous track into an eight-minute dance floor banger that has a ‘trip-hop subtleness bridged with a Caribou feel’ (Clash).
The critically acclaimed psych-pop record, ‘Future Echoes’, bursts with beautiful melodies, harmonies and lyricism with sublime production from collaborator Adem Illhan and additional production and mixing from Rob Jones (Sweet Baboo, Slow Club). Last year, the Lost Map founder was also shortlisted for the ‘Scottish Album Of The Year Award’, by public vote, with the album earning ★★★★ reviews from MOJO, Uncut, Clash, The Arts Desk and The Scotsman among others.
“Mysterious cinematic pop melancholia” – The Guardian
“Glazed with fun and pop and excitement” ★★★★ – Clash
“Delights in roving electronica” ★★★★ – Uncut
“A dark pop album, as joyful as it is unexpected” ★★★★ – Mojo
05 Feb: De Roma, Antwerp, Belgium w/ Belle & Sebastian
06 Feb: La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France w/ Belle & Sebastian
07 Feb: Salle Pleyel, Paris, France w/ Belle & Sebastian
08 Feb: Walrus, Paris, France (FREE in-store)
09 Feb: Stereolux, Nantes, France w/ Belle & Sebastian
11 Feb: Rockhal, Luxembourg w/ Belle & Sebastian
12 Feb: X tra Limmathaus, Zurich, Switzerland w/ Belle & Sebastian
13 Feb: Fabrique, Milan, Italy w/Belle & Sebastian
14 Feb: Estragon, Bologna, Italy w/ Belle & Sebastian
17 Feb: The Garage, Glasgow, Scotland w/ British Sea Power