Songstories #9 The Last Man To Touch You

This is a strange one. I guess the primary influence here is Momus. Momus is a singer-songwriter, video maker, and author who lives in Japan. He’s actually Scottish by birth. His real name is Nick Currie. During the 80s he released a series of albums which moved gradually from being acoustic guitar based to electronica. … Read more

Until I Found You

Vintage photo of woman with teacup, smiling.

There’s a running joke among my musician friends about how long it takes me to get from writing something to recording it, but this probably stretches it.  This song dates from the days of the band Hungry Ghosts so it’s probably mid 90s.  I don’t remember any story around writing it other than a vague … Read more

Not About To Fly

A few weeks ago, Mary, Jim, John and I piled into the Captain’s Bar in Edinburgh, set up some cameras on tripods and mimed along to this song from my new album. The other day Pol Arida edited the best of it into this video. Not About To Fly is the jauntiest song in the … Read more