It is 6 days until my Pledge campaign closes! I have just reached 75% of target and looking good. I am going to start sending pre-order CDs from Friday as I wanted everyone who has supported the project to get the album ahead of the official release date on 7 April.
It is great being an independent artist – you can just do what you like! Although sometimes things do get a bit haphazard… At times I feel like I am a one man crew on a very big ship. There are so many things to manage.
I posted this song on youtube the other day – I wrote it on a very sunny clear day and the beautiful weather over the weekend inspired me to share it :
The full album is being streamed on The Big Takeover this Friday 31 March. CDs have been sent to Proper Music to be distributed to shops, and it feels exciting to have the album go out into the world!
There is still time to support the project, just click on the link below to pre-order your copy of Antidote.
I have reached the end of an intense 2 months recording at home and am getting ready to send tracks to Calum Malcolm to be mixed. ‘Antidote’ is my 6th album and features the amazing musicians Fiona Rutherford (harp) Lawrie Macmillan (bass) Sue McKenzie (saxphone) and Liam Bradley (drums). There are field recordings of sounds from Edinburgh city weaving in and out of the tracks, with a few experiments here and there. I have felt very free with it and it feels true to who I am. I am extremely happy with how it is sounding!
I’m playing a solo set at The Grassmarket Community Project as part of Oxjam Edinburgh on 15 Oct : : Tickets are only £7 at the moment, & you get full access to the 30 + acts that are playing. Bargain. http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/HFMyTQbzjr
Next gig is at the Soundhouse at The Traverse Bar, supporting the marvelous Adam Holmes and The Embers on 4th September. I will be joined by Fiona Rutherford on harp and Lawrie Macmillan on bass, on which will be a really special night. It would be lovely if you could make it along!
Folklore presents….. Amy Duncan + support from Adam Cleaver AMY DUNCAN is a Scottish singer/songwriter based in Edinburgh. With her melodious acoustic sound and emotional songwriting infused with remarkable honesty, Amy has established herself as one of the brightest musical talents in Scotland.
Amy’s 5th album ‘Undercurrents’ is the first recording by a British artist to be released with the new high resolution digital audio format MQA, and follows on from her acclaimed 2013 Linn Records release ‘Cycles of Life’.
Undercurrents has been receiving glowing reviews with 4 stars from R2 magazine as well as wide BBC Radio play, including Album of The Week on BBC Radio Ulster’s The Late Show with Cherrie McIlwaine.
Amy will be playing at The Green Note with her trio featuring Fiona Rutherford on harp and Lawrie Macmillan on bass guitar.
“Exceptional and Powerful” Folk Radio UK
“Melodies that haunt and lyrics that touch the soul“ Folk Words.
Thanks to support from Coda Music Undercurrents is having a new release on 27 May, and will be distributed to UK shops through Proper Music !
This is an incredible boost for my 3rd independent release (my debut Pilgrimage was on Plain Recordings & Cycles of Life is on Linn Records) and a reminder that good things happen if you just keep going.