It’s Nearly March

….and I’m just adding the finishing touches to an EP of new songs, and they sound nice…big, but nice.  I’m aiming to have it ready for this upcoming tour with James Yorkston and The Pictish Trail.  And some t-shirts with sheep on them.  Also, a remix I did for James Yorkston is being released on Domino Records in April…read about that here

…and that’s it really.  Slowly slowly starting to out some festivals together for the summer…get in touch festivals.  See y’all soon



The end of the year is all but upon us and you’re thinking ‘I should download an album from iTunes’……well look no further, click here – vinyl and limited ed. CD still available from

God Damn You Mountain on iTunes

The Story of October

Alas, October is all but over and I’m a few hours away from my first London show in many months…here’s the poster I made for it.  Thanks to Queenie for being a sport.

October began with shows in Ireland where we were also lucky enough to bluff our way onto the national airwaves.  I had the pleasure of joining Dave Fanning in Studio for an hour or so on  2FM on the 26th September, and it really was a pleasure.  The same day we recorded a song for the John Kelly chaired RTE 1 arts show, The Works, which was broadcast the following evening.  That was also a pleasure, no doubt helped by the fact I was joined by my brother John on accordion and Graham Watson on Banjo…here’s us

The Story of September

… that I’ve somehow managed to cobble together a short Irish tour, kicking off in Galway on the 28th of September, followed by shows in Dublin, Tralee, Limerick and Athlone….with Mossy Nolan opening in Galway and Dublin.   Come on out for a look.

Poster for Workman’s Club in Dublin


What’s happening now

I’m just back from Ireland where we did shows in Vicar Street and the Kilkenny Arts Festival with King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, and Mick Flannery – most enjoyable.  On arriving back in London I rehearsed with James Yorkston, Rozi Plain and Emma Smith, all fence collective veterans, for a radio session to promote the launch of James’ superb new album on the Lauren Laverne show on BBC 6Music the following day….what a crew

….then we all did an instore at Rough Trade in London where we clapped and hollered along to each others’ songs, see the vid below, lovely

I’m off to The Green Man Festival in Wales tomorrow to play the main stage on Sunday,  bizarre, and then the Body & Soul stage at Electric Picnic in a couple of weekends, nice.  Thanks to everyone who’s bought my album, keepin the wheels on the wagon.  Christmas is around the corner and is there a better present to receive than a nice album? I don’t think so.



So far, so good

Album has been out for almost two months and it seems to be slowly making its own way in the world…here’s what someone said about it recently

I’ve compiled some reviews and interviews and things that I’ve done since its release over on the ‘press’ page of the site…


It’s 2012, or is it?

Well, the shittest month of the year is half over.  Here’s whats coming up…

So, I’m preparing a short live set for the opening night (jan 25th) of this exhibition in Camberwell, London AND a video installation….fancy, yes…and I notice that I have 9 days left, interesting.