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PICTISH TRAIL (Solo) + Support from My Name Is Ian
PICTISH TRAIL (Solo) + Support from My Name Is Ian

PICTISH TRAIL (Solo) + Support from My Name Is Ian

We're so excited to announce that Isle-of-Eigg dwelling electro-acoustic psych-pop wonder Pictish Trail will be bringing his solo tour to Nantwich this October. Support will come from Bubblewrap Collective’s My Name Is Ian.

Time & Location

25 Oct 2024, 19:00 – 23:00

The Crown Ballroom, High St, Nantwich CW5 5AS, UK

About the event

Throughout his career Pictish Trail has resolutely furrowed his own path, steadily creating a unique catalogue of recordings & performances, while eschewing the blueprint of the predictable singer-songwriter in favour of something untidily intriguing.

Island Family was the fifth album from Isle-of-Eigg dwelling electro-acoustic psych-pop artist Johnny Lynch aka Pictish Trail. A strange, unpredictable, sardonic and yet deeply personal record inspired by all from Fever Ray to The Flaming Lips, Liars, Mercury Rev and Beck, Island Family is Pictish Trail’s contrarian view of arcadia; a search for the euphoric in the bucolic.

Secret Soundz Vol.1 & 2, his critically acclaimed first pair of albums, were gloriously eclectic slices of lo-fi folk-pop later revived as a deluxe double-vinyl by Moshi Moshi. Future Echoes, was released to further acclaim in 2016, winning the public vote for Scottish Album of the Year (SAY Award) in 2017, and reissued as a deluxe edition on Record Store Day in 2018 by London-based taste-makers, Fire Records. In 2020 Johnny released his 4th LP, Thumb World, a voyage to the outer rings of Pictish Trail’s mind at its darkest, funniest & most inventive – described by Clash as “his most dazzling, most exceptional yet”.

When not putting out his own music as Pictish Trail, Johnny Lynch is a fulcrum of the British independent music community. Through his label Lost Map, he champions a diverse and idiosyncratic array of extraordinary talent, helping to elevate the likes of Rozi Plain, Alabaster dePlume, Bas Jan, Callum Easter and Free Love.

Over summer and autumn 2024, Pictish Trail will be performing a select series of stripped-back shows, playing songs from across his 5 album back-catalogue on acoustic guitar and sampler. Join us for a solo show that promises to be an unforgettable evening of live music.

My Name Is Ian

Creatures of Cardiff, My Name Is Ian have already built a back catalogue that would have taken The Stone Roses millennia to mirror. Since 2010 their output of thirteen releases have dealt with break-ups, breakdowns, mysterious lion paintings and characters from the Tom Hanks movie Big. This restless productivity has seen genres including but not restricted to lo-fi, bedroom punk, garage rock, prog and anti-folk, all filtered through the pop-oriented cranium of frontman Reginald Foxwell.

2023 saw the release of the band’s 8th studio album, GO BANANAS GO BANANAS GO BANANAS GO BANANAS GO BANANAS. 

Impressively prolific and prolifically impressive, bittersweet but unbroken, My Name Is Ian require your immediate attention.

Doors 7pm


  • General Sale

    Unreserved seating.

    Tax: VAT included+£0.44 service fee



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