05: VISITATIONS - Free Love Pt.2

Our conversation was recorded on Friday 14th September 2018, and finds Suzi Rodden and Lewis Cook (aka FREE LOVE) discussing their adventures in music together over the past 10 years. After 5 years of performing under the name Happy Meals, the duo have recently transformed into FREE LOVE - indeed, the music they recorded for VISITATIONS is their first physical release under this new moniker. We talk about how they developed their sound over the years, and the inspiration they took from the island during the recording of the VISITATIONS EP.

If you’d like to hear the music Free Love created on Eigg in full, or simply support our podcast, you can do so by signing up to VISITATIONS. Visit www.lostmap.com/visitations for details on our vinyl and digital subscriptions.

You can visit Free Love over here: https://www.freelovenrg.com/, and be sure to catch them on tour over the coming months - as they have another mini-album of tunes, Luxury Hits, coming out this year.

Lost Map Podcast is presented by Pictish Trail, produced and edited by Joe Cormack, and supported by Creative Scotland.

04: VISITATIONS - Free Love Pt.1

FREE LOVE, cosmic duo Suzi Rodden and Lewis Cook, are a couple whose pulsating psychedelic odysseys have been emanating from Glasgow since 2013, via esteemed labels Night School, and the Optimo imprint, So Low. Formerly operating under the name Happy Meals, their transformation into Free Love is now complete, where hi-NRG Italo disco and 90s rave-pop thrills complement the undulating drones of their sonic and yogic experimentalism.

They beamed down to the island for a week, at the end of September til the beginning of October in 2017, just as the summer’s sun was beginning to set, and created a concept EP about being abducted by aliens. Analogue synths and drum machines come to life, taking possession of Free Love’s bodies, and creating a truly intergalactic entity. “Set the controls for the sun of your heart”. We’ll be chatting with the band, one year on from their experience, in our next episode.

You can visit Free Love over here: https://www.freelovenrg.com/ 

If you’d like to hear the music Free Love created in full, or simply support our podcast, you can do so by signing up to VISITATIONS. Visit www.lostmap.com/visitations for details on our vinyl and digital subscriptions.

Lost Map Podcast is presented by Pictish Trail, produced and edited by Joe Cormack, and supported by Creative Scotland.