After a short break Spring break the Scots Whay Hae! podcast is back for Series 3 with a whole new line-up of guests and themed specials for your pleasure.
This first episode sees Ali head down Leith Walk to talk with Sean Ormsby and Stephen McLaren from Edinburgh record label Errant Media, on which they release as Sean’s Errant Boy, together as Shards, and, in the near future, Stephen’s new solo material.
The two talk about the pleasure of collaboration, the enduring importance of songs, and why melancholy and euphoria are the perfect musical partners. De Rosa, The Divine Comedy, Pony Club and Young Fathers get a lot of love as influences and inspirations are discussed, as is the best, and possibly only, reason for making music in the first place.
In Scots Whay Hae’s opinion, Sean and Stephen have been involved with some of the best music of the last few years, both together and individually, and if the new material is anything to go by that’s not going to change any time soon. If you are interested in the realities and practicalities of not only writing great songs, but getting them released, then this is a must hear podcast. But then we would say that, wouldn’t we?
This Saturday (23/4) sees the launch of Errant Boy’s album A Wayward Mirror, which is, I promise you, one of the best things you’ll here this year. It’s at new Edinburgh venue Leith Depot, where Sean and Stephen are planning to hold regular musical events, details of which are on the pod.
In the meantime, here’s a short trailer for A Wayward Mirror followed by the single ‘Black Cab, Black Dress’ and Shards’ single ‘Sad Sayonara, Goodbye’, a version of which you’ll also find on the podcast along with other exclusive tracks:
If you aren’t yet a subscriber to the podcast you can do so, (or simply listen) at iTunes or by RSS. There’s a sizeable back catalogue waiting for you. You can also download it by clicking on the relevant link to the right of this post, or, if you want it right here, right now, you can listen on SoundCloud…
..or on YouTube:
And as we always say, we’ll be back with someone completely different very soon…