February 1, 2023

Skerryvore have reinvented and reignited Scottish roots music with a contemporary alt-pop flavour that has linked with an ever-expanding multicultural world viewers. However because the pandemic broke, the octet’s worldwide touring instantly ceased.

But, from problem got here alternative. Vocalist/guitarist Alec Dalglish had the time to develop his preliminary music concepts in additional depth, whereas subsequent full band periods in bagpiper/whistle participant Scott Wooden’s studio in Glasgow benefited from the liberty such an unbiased atmosphere supplied them. And once they returned in 2021 with ‘You & I’, the observe turned their first to be playlisted at Radio 2 buoyed by big help from Jeremy Vine.

Additional emboldened by the Celtic-tinged funk-rock follow-up ‘Collectively Once more’, Skerryvore targeted on broadening the core of their sound with a recent pop immediacy and wider stylistic adventures. The result’s ‘Tempus’, an album epic of melody, intimate of feeling and plugged into the roots of Scotland however blasting out to the world.

Alec Dalglish says, “We wished to get the manufacturing larger, extra absolutely shaped. We wished to make music on a a lot larger scale, to succeed in much more folks. However in doing that, we additionally needed to write and document songs which might be nonetheless what make Skerryvore what we’re.”

Skerryvore exceeded that aim, which they now showcase by launching ‘Tempus’ with two new recordings. A remastered model of ‘You & I’ provides some recent sparkle to the end-of-the-night, jump-around celebration of communion and connection that made it such a fan favorite. It’s accompanied by ‘Vancouver Island’, an pressing, charging instrumental which speaks to the band’s need to make sure that their non-vocal tracks have the identical dynamic construction as their singalong moments. It paints an image of the combined atmosphere of its location: its placing pure surroundings and its wealthy bagpipe historical past, but in addition its stunning present ranges of poverty. Pay attention BELOW:

Elsewhere, ‘Tempus’ is wealthy with the top-tier musicianship that Skerryvore are famend for, in addition to an more and more numerous musical palette. They’ve taken a rip-it-up-and-start-again method to style, mixing anthemic highs, strident rock, stadium-ceilidh thrills and delicate dance beats right into a sound that immediately transports the listener to a famously good-time Skerryvore gig. And whereas the document is predominantly a homegrown assortment, it was accomplished with mastering courtesy of the 21-time Grammy Award winner Howie Weinberg (U2, Nirvana, PJ Harvey).

Skerryvore consists of eight musicians, every of that are both classically skilled or have mastered their abilities inside the world of stay trad music: founders Daniel Gillespie (accordion), his brother Martin (bagpipes), Alec Dalglish (vocals, guitar) and Fraser West (drums), together with Scott Wooden (bagpipes, whistles), Craig Espie (nicknamed The Indignant Fiddler), Jodie Bremaneson (bass) and Alan Scobie (piano, keys). Nearly all the things they’ve achieved to this point – six studio albums, a stay document and a ‘better of’ assortment celebrating their first decade collectively – has been accomplished fully independently. However ‘Tempus’ additionally represents a brand new starting as their first album below a brand new cope with Cooking Vinyl.

Skerryvore have additionally introduced a UK launch tour which commences in March 2023. Followers who pre-order ‘Tempus’ will obtain fast entry to a ticket pre-sale which is now open and stays stay till tickets go on common sale from 9 am this Friday, December 2nd.  The band are presently finishing a winter headline tour; please see their web site for particulars of their remaining exhibits.

‘Tempus’ tracklist:

‘Eye of the Storm’
‘You & I’
‘Every thing You Want’
‘Vancouver Island’
‘One other World’
‘Your Love’
‘Good Instances By no means Die’
‘Legends of the Solar’
‘Collectively Once more’
‘Gun Fhios’
‘The Beasts of Bone Lake’


Tour dates:
MARCH 2023
seventeenth – Elgin City Corridor
18th – Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall
nineteenth – Strathpeffer Pavilion
twenty fourth – Queen’s Corridor, Dunoon
twenty fifth – Perth Live performance Corridor
twenty sixth – Centrestage, Kilmarnock

MAY 2023
twelfth – Previous Fireplace Station, Carlisle
thirteenth – Gloucester, Guildhall
14th – Lighthouse, Poole
18th – Exeter Corn Trade
nineteenth – Carnglaze Caverns
twentieth – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
twenty first – Victoria Corridor, Settle

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