In the next few months, I shall be:
Published in a ebook.
My review of the Girls Aloud farewell gig in Glasgow – in the form of a letter to Nicola Roberts – has been included in Point Close All Quotes: A Quietus Anthology. It’s a collection of some great music writing from The Quietus website to celebrate their fifth anniversary. You can read about it HERE and buy it on Amazon HERE.
Drinking beer and watching The Omen.
As part of the Glasgow Film Theatre’s regular Friday the 13th nights – this one being in September – I’ve chosen and will be introducing one of my favourite childhood movies, The Omen! With a pint or two as well, the GFT’s cool like that. Tickets and info HERE. “Look at me, Damien! It’s all for you!”
Playing some gigs.
Thursday 26th September, Edinburgh, Electric Circus – supporting (and singing with) RM Hubbert. My support set will be entirely spoken-word so bring a hankie! (For tears of LAUGHTER.) Tickets and info HERE.
November 3rd, London, Illuminations Festival at Islington Assembly Hall – A part musical, part spoken-word performance. Hankies also required. Tickets and info HERE.
If you’re coming to any of the gigs, please DO NOT throw your underwear at me – I simply don’t have any room left at home, sorry.
More gigs to be announced soon ...
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.
JD Twitch of Glasgow’s premier party duo Optimo has (expertly) remixed Bill Wells & Me’s Glasgow Jubilee! You’ll find it on The Underground Sound Of Glasgow Mix CD currently available from the Glasgow Underground label. It was also on the 12” sampler, all of which you can hear below (we’re track 2). Enjoy!
This year I’ll be doing two 7” singles on Record ‘Store’ Day, both split singles with two excellent bands. The first one features Mogwai and Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat remixes – a mix of Mogwai’s ‘Special N’ by L. Pierre (i.e. me) and a Mogwai mix of ‘The Copper Top’ by Plasmatron (hence the daft old photo of us on the cover). L. Pierre’s first remix! Exciting. It’s even on fancy white vinyl. The second is The Twilight Sad / Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat covers 7” – me and Bill doing Twilight Sad’s ‘Alphabet’ and The Twilight Sad doing our ‘(If You) Keep Me In Your Heart’. This comes in a double-sided hand-made sleeve and both will be available on Saturday the 20th of April in record shops, then on ebay a few hours later at fives times the price – so if you really want either of them you should stay off the booze on Friday 19th and get down to the shops bright and early on the Saturday morning. Or you could just stay up all night and turn up pished, I suppose. Up to you.
UPDATE: You can now stream the Twilight Sad one!
UPDATE 2: RSD has passed now, so Rock Action have made the Mogwai tracks available to stream too!