We are delighted to be putting on a series of gigs with Randolph’s Leap and Spare Snare during September 2016.
The two critically acclaimed bands will touch down in Aberdeen, Elgin, Aviemore, Arisaig and Inverness.
The idea for the tour was hatched when Jan Burnett and Lloyd Meredith, maestros of Chute Records and Olive Grove Records met for a beer and some tea. Kind of like minded, and while discussing the upcoming Spare Snare holiday week of playing some live shows, it became apparent this might be an interesting and timely pairing.
Reminiscent of Highland Tours in the past, Echo And The Bunnymen come to mind, and a productive way of seeing the countryside and playing some places neither band have played before, it was a go’er. So they’re going!
Randolph’s Leap are a Glasgow-based musical project of Nairn-born Adam Ross and friends who have been writing pop music for unpopular people since 2010.
The band specialise in creating a joyous, brass-tinged folk-pop racket which has grabbed the attention of major cultural figures across the United Kingdom. An extensive back catalogue of DIY home recordings was topped off in 2014 with their first full-length album ‘Clumsy Knot’, released on Lost Map Records.
Their latest album, ‘Cowardly Deeds’ was released earlier in 2016 via Olive Grove Records.
Spare Snare is an influential lo-fi band from Dundee, founded in the early 90s. They have released 10 albums to date, mostly on their own Chute Records. They have also recorded 4 John Peel Sessions and in 1995 John Peel included the band in his Festive 50.
Spare Snare have been cited as an influence on acts such as Snow Patrol and the Fence Collective. Spare Snare was also voted as the 46th best Scottish band of all time.
They released their 10th album titled “Our Jazz” in April 2013, which was voted the 7th Best Scottish Album of 2013.
Please note the Arisaig gig is an afternoon show starting at 2:30pm.