Roman Candle and Harvest Sun Presents Pictish Trail
“A real hero of the Scottish underground scene” Huw Stevens
Throughout his career Pictish Trail has resolutely furrowed his own path, steadily creating a unique catalogue of
recordings and performances, while eschewing the blueprint of the predictable singer-songwriter in favour of
something untidily intriguing.
2020 saw the release of PT's new album, Thumb World. Bold, weird, wild, wired, sonically luxurious yet never
losing touch with its DIY-‘til-I-die roots, Thumb World is a voyage to the outer rings of Pictish Trail’s mind at its
darkest, funniest and most inventive – a plugged-in, fuzzed-out, fucked-up contemplation on, as he puts it, “life
repeating and gradually degrading, the inevitable cyclical nature of things, and the sense of there ultimately being
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 Records, he champions a diverse and idiosyncratic array of extraordinary
talent and has helped to elevate the likes of Rozi Plain, Seamus Fogarty, Bas Jan, Callum Easter and Free
Pictish Trail’s critically acclaimed first pair of albums were gloriously eclectic slices of lo-fi folk-pop, later revived
as a deluxe double-vinyl in 2014 by Moshi Moshi. His third album Future Echoes was released to further acclaim
in September 2016, and went on to be shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year Award by popular vote.