The Where You’re Meant To Be movie – a document of my recent tour of Scotland and exploration of our oral traditions – is nearing completion, and we’re going to have a very special preview night at the one and only Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom! We’ll screen several scenes from the film, interspersed with live performances from me, double-act Joe Aitken & Geordie Murison (who you may have seen at the Barrowlands gig) and Danny Couper (former Glasgow Eskimo and cracking folk singer). The event, part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme, will be held on Sunday August 31st and, just like the tour, all tickets are FREE. They’ll be available on Friday 15th August at 11am HERE.
**UPDATE** The first round of tickets went pretty quickly, but there will be more available on Thursday August 28th at 12 noon at the above link.
And here’s a taster for you.
It was indeed an honour and a pleasure to be asked by Yann Tiersen to write and sing lyrics on one of the tracks from his new album, “∞” (Infinity) – and, unsurprisingly, the rest of the album’s amazing too. There’s now a video for the song – with French actress Clémence Poésy playing me! (kind of) – and it’s brilliant:
L. Pierre’s last thing for 2013 was a Disney mix for Dazed Digital:
L. Pierre is now in hibernation.
This September sees the release of a new L. Pierre EP, Surface Noise. As it says on the back cover: “In these recordings, L. Pierre pays an affectionate tribute to the wear and tear of overplayed vinyl; the hiss, scratch and pop of records long loved but worn down. It’s the sound of survival, the echoes of a life lived well; moth eaten music of sadness and resilience, of beauty and backbone.” It will be available as a (very cool and retro) 10” vinyl (with free download) and download only. You can pre-order it HERE and listen to the lead track below.
There’s a little interview about the EP and other things HERE at the No Ripcord site.
This will be the last L. Pierre release for a while, and quite possibly forever. Never say never though, eh?
A new album by L. Pierre is now available for free! Perhaps not an album in the strictest sense – it consists of eight (theoretically never-ending) loops with video and was made in Vine. For best results, search for LPierreMusic in the Vine app on your phone/device to find the exclusive L. Pierre profile page and listen from there, preferably with earphones. Alternatively, you can hear it on the new L. Pierre Twitter profile page (HERE), and there’s a more desktop-friendly Tumblr version too, which can be found HERE. But as I say, Vine is best – the video loops were created in Vine and the results are smoother and more precise.
More L. Pierre news soon.