07: XMAS SPESH - Malcolm Middleton

Pictish Trail has some daft chat with his ol’ pal and tour buddy, MALCOLM MIDDLETON - a conversation recorded in front of a live audience at Summerhall in Edinburgh, on Saturday 15th December 2018, as part of Lost Map’s annual festive all-dayer, Kid Canaveral’s Xmas Baubles.

Originally hailing from Falkirk, Malcolm Middleton has created an immense back-catalogue of sonic introspection and lyrical self-deprecation since the mid-90’s. With 7 albums under his own name, a few other albums and EPs under the moniker Human Don’t Be Angry, as well as 6 studio albums and various compilations as one half of Arab Strap, not to mention a collaborative album with David Shrigley, MM is one of Scotland’s most prolific and inventive singer-songwriters. His latest album, Bananas, was released recently to much acclaim, and finds Malky wallowing in suitably reliable form. He performs the song ‘Man Up Man Down’ from that album, at the end of our chat, as well as one of his up-beat Xmas numbers. Check him out, over here: malcolmmiddleton.com

Lost Map Podcast is presented by Pictish Trail, produced and edited by Joe Cormack. Additional production support from Richie Morgan.