01 | 02 Free Love
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 in late September, just as the summer’s sun was beginning to set, and created this 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”.
Subscribe TO VISITATIONS
Physical subscribers will receive 3 EPs pressed on 12” vinyl, one from each of the artists taking part, over the course of the next 6 months. The vinyl is housed in an extra-glossy sleeve, with a customised design by David Galletly, and an insert with artwork and photos taken by the artist during their stay. Each package will come with a CD copy (often with bonus tracks), as well as a printed postcard with download code for all the audio and photos taken during the project. The first EP was sent out in August 2018, the second will be sent out in October, and the final EP in December.
Digital subscribers will receive a printed postcard with download code for each EP package in the series, containing all the audio, and photos / artwork by the artist.
ALL subscribers have the option to join an exclusive mailing list which will contain up-to-date news on the project, as well as regular discounts on our live events and release catalogue.
Free Love INTERVIEW
In part 1, Pictish Trail chats with the second participant in our VISITATIONS project - Glasgow’s FREE LOVE (formerly known as Happy Meals).
This initial interview was conducted in early-October 2017, during Free Love's residency on the Isle of Eigg - where we discuss their first experiences with music, go into quite an in-depth conversation about how music is taught in schools, and have a general discussion about Carl Jung, James Holden and Slipknot. All bases covered!
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