Amy Duncan’s much anticipated 5th album Undercurrents is due for release in February 2016. Undercurrents was funded by Creative Scotland, and produced by Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile, Prefab Sprout), and follows on from her acclaimed 2013 Linn Records release Cycles of Life. There is a strong musical progression in this new body of work, which has been highly praised by Bruce Findlay (manager Simple Minds).
The album features Amy’s long term collaborator Fiona Rutherford on harp, bassist Lawrie MacMillan (Stiltskin, Ray Wilson), drums by Liam Bradley (Van Morrison, Ronan Keating) and Scottish Chamber Orchestra musicians; Sijie Chen (violin), Jane Atkins (viola) and Donald Gillan (cello). Strings were written and arranged by Amy who also plays acoustic and electric guitars, piano and double bass on the album.
Amy is raising funds to promote and press the album on vinyl and CD through crowd funding platform Pledge with all pledgers receiving an instant download of the 2 singles from the album. Amongst exclusive offers such as Amy’s acoustic guitar, and original artwork, there will also be the opportunity to buy tickets to a listening evening on 6th February at Loud & Clear in Edinburgh, where the vinyl will be played for the very first time on a high quality music system followed by a short Q&A with the audience.
The vinyl record will be released through Diverse Vinyl and following the release Amy will be touring the UK and beyond!