For the latest podcast Ali spoke to Cammy and Raindeer from one of SWH!’s favourite bands, Mitchell Museum. The two were on to talk about their latest album Skinny Tricks, which is out on Scottish Fiction on 15th May.
With bassist Kris unfortunately sidelined, the two brothers talked about the themes and inspirations behind the album and the unusual techniques applied, the dangers of unexpected national radio play, the collaborative nature of how they work, the changes witnessed over 10 years releasing music, the importance of their albums having a strong individual identity, how they manage to sound different on each record yet still undeniably like themselves, and so, so, much more.
It’s a warm and honest conversation, and a fascinating insight into the band and the making of what we think is destined to be considered a classic. They also discuss the striking artwork which is a trademark of Mitchell Museum releases, always designed by Kris, examples of which you can see below.
If you are new to the Scots Whay Hae! podcast there is quite a substantial back-catalogue for you to discover. If you aren’t yet a subscriber you can do so, (or simply listen) at iTunes, on Podbean, with Spotify, by RSS (but you’ll need to have an RSS reader to do so) or on MixCloud.
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There are many and varied SWH! podcasts coming your way in the coming weeks and months, including our Scottish Opera series and the Glasgow Film Festival 2020 podcasts, as well as other in-depth interviews with various movers and shakers in Scottish culture…