Loanhead Gala Day – Various Artists Indie Compilation Album

 

Lone Head Records have released some weird and wonderful music over the years. So it was with great pleasure to put out this album with the sounds of the Scottish Underground Indie Scene.

‘If you really want to know what is going on in any city, listen to the music created by its bands and artists. It tell you all you need to know.’

This 25 track album is a great mixture of all the bands and artists that have recorded and released music on Lone Head Records since 2000. I have to say that I am so proud of all the music on this album. It brings back such happy and wonderful memories. I hope you have time to check out the songs.

‘These tracks are the authentic sound of Edinburgh, the lives and the loves of the city, the dreams and the despair, the people and the places.’

 

 

Abstract Greens – Strange Daze Dreams

Abstract Greens release a new album ‘Strange Daze Dreams’. This is a psychedelic pop and rock album. It takes the vibe of that retro 1960’s sound and mixes it with the modern indie electro influences.

I took the vibes of those classic 1960’s bands we all love – The Beatles, The Stones, The Small Faces, The Kinks, The Doors, and Love. Plus many more. Adding into this heady mix the much more modern electro indie sound palette. This melting pot was the basis for ‘Strange Daze Daze’.

Also just as important was the general influence of those masters of the dream experience – The Surrealists. Then recording and mixing in my own Lo-Fi studio to brew up something a bit special.

With todays modern computer technology – music making no longer belongs to the rich and connected. If you have the time and focus – you can make that album of your dreams.

The dream factory was working flat-out – now the work is complete. In many ways this album can perhaps be summed as Scottish Working Class Indie Pop Psychedelia.

So don’t go round thinking ‘Any dream will do’. No – This is time for some ‘Strange Daze Dreams’.

Enjoy.

C Harness – Assistance Required (Prozac Mix)

C - HarnessI personally don’t know many songs about social anxiety and social alienation. But this is one I was involved in. C Harness (not his real name) is a good friend. He is a bus driver here in Edinburgh.  One day he was over at the house and we were talking about songwriting. I was asking him about song ideas from real life. Then we came to the conclusion that something dark like social anxiety should be the topic for a track.

We recorded the song over the next 3 – 4 hours upstairs in my bedroom studio. He played the organ and did the bass. I played the guitar and got the drums and beats completed. We both did some vocal duties. I mixed it the next day and it was complete after a touch of mastering a week later.

For a song about such a depressing subject it has proved an undeniably popular track – much to our satisfaction.  I think people like to know they are not alone when it comes to having problems and issues.  Surely one of the great appeals of  bands like The Smiths or Radiohead?

The darkest hour always come before the dawn…

Roman Gods – Hey Caesar (A stab of Scottish Indie Obscurity)

Sometimes you just to got to Rock Out. Forget your troubles and let the music take you to a better place.  For moments like this I like to give time to Roman Gods ‘Hey Caesar’. It’s like ‘Carry on Cleo’ with Indie Rock! So when you find that School, Work or life is getting you down – don’t frown and give yourself wrinkles! Pray to the Roman Gods.