New! Now That You Are A Dancer Ts with design on front and back! More stylish than a bus full of fashion designers crashing into an art school.
Available in black with white design and ‘natural’ with magenta design.
THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN.
Only 12 short days until Christmas Baubles V at Portobello Town Hall. From now on, we’ll be revealing a number of extra special treats every single day to ensure that excitement levels have reached fever pitch come the 13th!
We open door number 1 on our Advent Canaveralar (sorry) to reveal a real proper (minor) celebrity. The new video from Bauble’s performers Randolph’s Leap is a belter and stars a very well known face from the past. We won’t ruin the surprise (unless you know your celeb moustaches from the pic below) but check out the video, premiering at Q Magazine right now, and you won’t be disappointed.
RANDOLPH’S LEAP VID: http://www.qthemusic.com/7437/randolphs-leap-weatherman/
And, of course, don’t forget to buy your Baubles tickets: http://www.kidcanaveral.co.uk/2012/products/tickets/christmas-baubles-v-tickets
Following a fourth straight sell-out last year we’re delighted to announce the return of our seasonal all-dayer KID CANAVERAL’S CHRISTMAS BAUBLES for its FIFTH annual installment, in conjunction with record label par excellence Lost Map. It’s all happening on SATURDAY 13 DECEMBER, from 2pm until midnight, again at the beautiful PORTOBELLO TOWN HALL, down by the seaside in Portobello, Edinburgh. The first artist announcement is that our label-mates Randolph’s Leap will be bringing their fun and puns to the seaside! Süper-earlybird tickets are on sale now, priced at just £20. We have very few süper-earlybird tickets left, so get in quick! Our second tier of early-bird tickets are priced at £22, which again are strictly limited, and the regular ticket price is a mere £25.
Very excited to tell you about our new Skeletons EP, out yesterday on digital download postcard featuring exclusive remixes from Carbs, Synaesthete, Akira (Randolph’s Leap‘s Andrew MacLellan) and ADKVY (none other than Gal, sound engineer for both Shouting at Wildlife and Now That You Are a Dancer). They’ve all done a bloomin’ amazing job at re-imagining the song in 4 totally different ways. Available NOW in the Lost Map Shop for only £1. Or you can currently get all 10 Lost Map postcards for only £5.
If you haven’t already then do check out the ‘Skeletons’ video. Rose came up with the idea and Richie Morgan made it happen. It was really fun to make and not one of us had a terrible allergic reaction to the fluorescent facepaint. WIN.
This will be the final single from ‘Now That You Are a Dancer’ – We’ll be finishing up with a few more live dates over the summer and then knuckling down to work on some new material. Thanks to everyone for voting for the album in the SAY Awards. Unfortunately we didn’t make the short list of 10 but 1 out of 20 ain’t half bad and we really, really appreciate all your support.
Hope to see you in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Lancashire or on the Planet Eigg in the next couple of months.
Bye for now,
PS If you enjoyed Synaesthete’s remix why not head over to her KickStarter Campaign and help her make a whole album. Only £10 for the album plus a booklet of her amazing illustrations too.
Kid Canaveral Upcoming Live shows
4/7/2014 Broadcast, Glasgow w/ Prehistoric Friends
19/7/2014 Lost Map’s Howlin’ Fling, Isle of Eigg
1/8/2014 Cloudspotting Festival, Slaidburn, Lancashire
2/8/2014 Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh w/ Broken Records
How are you doing? Is it a bank holiday for you too? That’s nice if it is. I’m in Glasgow and the fizz in my holiday tipple was truly invigorated by the lightning.
I’ve VERY excited to tell you that we’ve been long-listed for the Scottish Album of the Year Award. In their own words:
The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award is a prestigious and exciting arts prize developed by the Scottish Music Industry Association to celebrate, promote and reward the most outstanding albums released by Scottish artists between January and December of the previous calendar year. Inaugurated in partnership with Creative Scotland, The SAY Award promotes a longlist of twenty albums which, in turn, is reduced to a shortlist of ten in advance of the award ceremony when the winner is announced.
With a first prize of £20,000, nine runners-up prizes of £1,000 and an Art Commission valued at £20,000, The SAY Award is a hugely ambitious arts prize that reflects the cultural importance of music in Scotland, celebrates its links with the visual arts and rewards the extraordinary wealth of artistic talent we seem to effortlessly produce on an annual basis.
The SAY Award this year, has been an SMIA production in partnership with Creative Scotland, PPL and Clyde Gateway.
The shortlist of 10 albums will be announced on Thursday 29 May, nine of which will be chosen by a panel of judges, with the tenth being voted for by the public. We’d be absolutely delighted if you’d take the time to click on the following link and vote for us: http://www.sayaward.com/the-albums
The voting is open from 12.01am on Monday 26 May and will close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 28 May.
If we won, we’d spend the money wisely. All at once. In Oddbins.
We’d make another album. With an orchestra. On the International Space Station. With Brian Eno.
We’re also going to be doing an intimate show in Glasgow on 4 July. Stick the date in your diaries and we’ll tell you more about it in the very near future.
i) I hope you’re all grand
ii) Please, if it takes your fancy, vote for our album Now That You Are a Dancer on the SAY Award Website from one minute past Midnight (12.01am) on Monday 26 May (the polls are open as you read this) and encourage anybody who you know who is fond of us to do so too, until 11.59pm on Wednesday 28 May.
iii) We’re doing a wee show in Glasgow on 4 July. Stick the date on your wall planner.
HIYA and welcome to February!
It’s been a busy year for us already, as we’ve been getting a whole host of things ready for later in 2014. We’ll let you know more about them in the coming months.
First of all, we’re off on tour to celebrate the release of our new single Who Would Want to be Loved? from our album Now That You Are a Dancer, on Lost Map Records. We’ll be launching our latest offering at Stereo in Glasgow on Friday 14th February with a special party we’re calling ‘Kid Canaveral’s Lumber* Party’. Not only do you get to enjoy live sets from us, Malcolm Middleton, and Randolph’s Leap and then dance into the wee hours to DJ sets from The Twilight Sad and TYCI, you get a copy of our new record on hot pink, heart-shaped vinyl included in your ticket price. All of that for £10… Incredible! We’ve not got many tickets left, so get yours here, while you still can.
The dates of the tour are:
14 Feb GLASGOW, Stereo – Kid Canaveral’s Lumber Party – Tickets
15 Feb WAKEFIELD, The Hop – Tickets
7 Mar ABERDEEN, The Tunnels – Tickets
8 Mar DUNDEE, Beat Generator – Tickets
9 Mar LONDON, The Lexington – Tickets
22 Mar LEICESTER, Firebug – Leicester Indiepop All-dayer – Tickets
29 Mar MANCHESTER, Star and Garter – Tickets
3 May BREW AT THE BOG FESTIVAL, Bogbain Farm – Tickets
Tickets are going rather quickly for all of the headline shows above, so to those of you who have bought tickets: Thank you! Anyone else who is thinking of coming, you’d best get yours as soon possible. We’d hate for you to miss out.
We’re having a wee bit of a SALE over on our webshop, plus we’ve got more of the very stylish and very attractive ‘Kid Canaveral On Yr Radio’ t-shirts back in stock. They sell out pretty much as soon as we restock them, so if you’re looking some sophisticated Springwear, best get clicking here, now. We’ve also reduced some of our vinyl to scandalously low prices. While we’re on shopping, have you seen Lost Map’s wonderful postcard range? Why not send a loved one some music, from wherever you may be?
Some exciting and interesting things are happening over at our record label…
Lost Map has just set up its new message board. You’ll find out about gigs and tickets and special things over there, first. That goes for us, and all the Lost Map roster. It’ll also have some exciting follow-up from Lumber Party and the other shows on our tour. You should go register and introduce yourselves. You’ll find it here: http://lostmap.boards.net/
Our labelmates and pals Randolph’s Leap are releasing their new record Clumsy Knot on 5 April in Glasgow. They’ll be coming on tour with us on the aforementioned tour dates. You should get this record when it comes out. It’s awfy good. Also, excellent Glasgow pop trio Tuff Love have joined the ranks here at Lost Map. You should check them out. They’re brilliant.
Anyway, hope you’re well and we that we’ll see you soon.
Kid C x x x
*For those of you not from the Glasgow area and thus immune to the pun here: “A lumber is a person one meets at a dance or party and with whom one establishes an amorous relationship (e.g. ‘you’ll have no chance of getting a lumber if you act like a sexist moron’).”
Hello to you all,
I am absolutely shattered. I am absolutely delighted. What an incredible afternoon and night Saturday was. Thank you so much to everyone that came along.
Heartfelt thanks to Laura Doherty, Clarissa Cheong, Katie Campbell, David McElroy, Fiona Buckle, Dylan Matthews, Graeme Anderson, Scott Longmuir, Alex Livingstone, Shonagh Massie, Armida Taylor, Owen Williams, Ali Davison, Paul Northcott, Sus Divit, Rollo Strickland, Gemma Lawrence, Tamsin Cunningham, Karen Connelly, Jacob W Bee, Bruce McMaster, Mirna La Ladrona, Yvonne Stevenson, Hannah Shepherd, Bar Towel, Rosalind Leyden, Rose Jamieson, and Cara McIlwraith, our volunteers who tirelessly staffed the bar, front desk and generally helped Christmas Baubles IV actually happen. Thank you to Ella Duncan who manned our merch desk all day. Thank you to Michael Craig, our bar manager. Thank you to Stephanie Gibson for beautiful photos. Thank you to Richie Morgan for filming. Thank you to Colin and Sharon, our beautiful seahorses. Thank you to Ben, Chloe and Jade Milne from Fisher and Donaldson for their fantastic baked treats. Thank you to all of our door staff from Strikeforce Security. Thank you to Tim Matthew, Bryan and Grant for their incredible sound skills. Thank you to Erik Johnson for the fantastic lights. Thank you to Paul and Malcolm at Portobello Town Hall. Thank you to the good folk of Portobello. Thank you to David Galletly for the beautiful poster. Thank you to Siobhan Wilson, Rozi Plain, This Many Boyfriends, The Pictish Trail & Massacre Cave, Tuff Love, De Rosa and Edwyn Collins for fantastic performances. Thank you to the Cairn String Quartet for playing with us again and making our set feel really rather special. Thank you to Tom from Gold Flake Paint and to Lomond Campbell and River of Slime for their DJing skills.
I felt really rather moved and overwhelmed a number of times on Saturday. Seeing the whole hall dancing to Edwyn – What Presence! What a performer! Seeing De Rosa back together on a stage and sounding better than ever was just incredible. Sadly, because of all the running about that me and the rest of the Canaverals have to do at these things, I never get to see everything. I’m very excited to see more of Tuff Love. Siobhan Wilson was the perfect start to the day. Rozi always tugs my heart strings. The energy of This Many Boyfriends always cheers me. I doubt anyone could possibly dislike The Pictish Trail with Massacre Cave as his band.
It was our first year in the beautiful Portobello Town Hall and the first year putting on a Baubles in conjunction with our new record label Lost Map Records. A big thank you to Johnny, Kate and Malcolm at Lost Map is definitely in order. I am absolutely delighted to continue working with Johnny Lynch at his new label. We all are. There’s been a lot written, including a lot of speculation and conjecture, about the demise of our old label Fence Records and what is actually going to continue under that name. What happens to that name, I’ve no idea, but the spirit of the Fence Records that I spent a little over a decade attending the events of, releasing records on, and helping out with will live on as Lost Map Records. I have absolute faith in that, not to mention in Johnny Lynch, the person who put his faith in us for a long time before anyone else did. And with that, no more. Goodbye Fence, hello Lost Map.
We’ve got a new tour coming up to promote our new single ‘Who Would Want to be Loved?’ in February and beyond (details here) and there are going to be a whole load of very exciting Lost Map and Kid Canaveral things happening in 2014, including Kid Canaveral’s Lumber Party and Howlin’ Fling. I guess this’ll be the last blog post of the year, so I’d like to thank everyone who has come to see us, bought our records, put us on, let us sleep at their house, fed us, told their friends about us, fed us, filled us with drink, fed us, played us on the radio, played on their podcast, interviewed us, filled us with drink, wrote about us, fed us, stocked our records, fed us, and who helped us out in any other manner. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
2013 has been a difficult year at times, but we’ve released the best thing we’ve ever done (Now That You are a Dancer – with more gorgeous artwork from Eve McConnachie) and I’ve nothing but positive feelings about where 2014 is going to take us. Loads to tell and all that.
We’ve got one last show this year at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh for the Christmas Songwriters’ Party on Sunday 22nd December at which we’ll be performing a couple of our own Christmassy Tunes. Tickets and details here.
Finally, a thank you to Kate, Rose and Scott, who put up with all of my shite over tens of thousands of miles every year. Bandmates and friends extraordinaires.
Have a great holiday season, whatever you are or aren’t celebrating, and have a safe and fun-filled Hogmanay.
Thank you, again, so very much.
A Compromise E.P.
1. A Compromise (album version) 2. A Compromise (radio edit) 3. Low Winter Sun (Kid Canaverowl version) 4. The Wrench (GFR remix)
Our new EP is the fifth in Lost Map Records PostMap series.
Both versions of the song come packaged with two other reworked cuts from the album. ‘The Wrench’ has been given an electro-workout by Giant Fighting Robot and ‘Low Winter Sun’ has been lovingly fondled by our label-mates, eagleowl – who have joined forces with the half of us kids to create ‘Kid Canaverowl’.
Each postcard comes with a code with which to download the tracks. Buy one here.
Check out our beauftiful new video for A Compromise:
We’re also delighted to announce that that Siobhan Wilson, and The Pictish Trail will be joining Edwyn Collins, De Rosa, This Many Boyfriends at Christmas Baubles IV. OH MY.
Deck your halls - it’s less than a month to go until Kid Canaveral’s Christmas Baubles IV. Time to start an advent calendar/Xmas carols/Santa themed filthy punnage-heavy countdown of announcements as to who’s all going to be joining Edwyn Collins, De Rosa and us, Kid Canaveral, your hosts at this secular knees-up at Portobello Town Hall, on Saturday Dec 14.
Next out of Santa’s sack, it’s Leeds indie-pop funsters This Many Boyfriends.
Our pals TMB know how to lay a big tasty pop hook like and they’ll no doubt prove good dance-inducing company as our festive party swings along like tinsel around an office worker’s neck at their Christmas night out. Tickets are as unavailable as a Furby in December 1998 (they’re SOLD OUT), so well done you, if you got one.
Keep your eyes peeled on Friday this week for a special Kid Canaveral video + single announcement.