King Creosote | 08/05/14

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Domino is proud to present the new album from King Creosote, From Scotland With Love, released on 21st July 2014. This is King Creosote’s first album since his Mercury-nominated collaborative record with Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine.

Composed of eleven stunning and emotive tracks, From Scotland With Love was written by King Creosote and produced by music supervisor and guitarist David McAulay, with additional production by Paul Savage, in Chem19 Studios in Glasgow. The record features King Creosote accompanied by his band – Derek O’Neill (keyboards), Andy Robinson (drums), Pete Mcleod (bass), and Kevin Brolly (clarinet) – as well as an additional string section (arranged by cellist Pete Harvey), and a choir of backing vocalists.

From Scotland With Love was created in collaboration with director Virginia Heath and Producer Grant Keir as an audio-accompaniment to a poetic documentary film of the same name, to be released for the Commonwealth Games this summer. Featuring archive footage but no narration or interview, the film works around themes of love and loss, war, resistance, emigration, work and play, and is driven as much by the music as it is the images. For the first time King Creosote found himself being able to write from other people’s perspectives, such as the female characters found in the archive (the ‘fisher lassies’ inspired the moving track Cargill, for example). The result is From Scotland With Love, one of King Creosote’s most widescreen cinematic and finest pieces of work to date.

Watch the clip for album track ‘Pauper’s Dough’

King Creosote will be performing the album live to a screening of the film at the Milton Court at The Barbican on 27th September 2014. Tickets are available HERE.

From Scotland With Love will be released on CD (WIGCD338), heavyweight vinyl LP with download codes (WIGLP338) and Digital (WIG338D). An extended version of the album encompassing all the music from the film will be available on heavyweight double gatefold vinyl LP (WIGLP338X) with 8 bonus tracks, Favourite Girl, Steely Sea, Marie Celeste, Carry On Dancing, Hair of the Dawn, Return Ticket, 678, Bringing in the Bales

Pre-order through Dom Mart, HERE.

The standard tracklisting is as follows:

1 Something To Believe In

2 Cargill

3 Largs

4 Miserable Strangers

5 Leaf Piece

6 For One Night Only

7 Bluebell, Cockleshell, 123

8 One Floor Down

9 Crystal 8s

10 Pauper’s Dough

11. A Prairie Tale