King Creosote | 29/05/14

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For One Night Only (RUG608D) will be released as the first single from King Creosote’s forthcoming album, From Scotland With Love. Both single and album will be available on 21st July 2014. 


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 accompanying video, extracted from the film, From Scotland With Love.

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, Melt, Marie Celeste, Carry On Dancing, Hair of the Dawn, Return Ticket, 678, Bringing in the Bales. Pre-order the album through Dom Mart, HERE. The standard edition is available through iTunes, HERE and the Extended Edition, HERE.


King Creosote will perform ‘From Scotland With Love’ live to a screening of Virginia Heath’s film at Glasgow Green, on the evening of July 31st, as part of the Festival Celebrations marking the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. A similar performance will take place at the Milton Court at The Barbican on 27th September 2014. Tickets for The Barbican are available HERE.

BBC 1 Scotland will screen the film, From Scotland With Love, on the 13th July at 6pm.