The mighty King Creosote is to release a new EP on Domino Records titled ‘I Learned From The Gaels‘. The EP gets to see the light of day on 28th May when it will be released as as 12″ and as a digital download…a date we are informed has some significance…”a mere 509 years to the day that Scots King James IV and Margaret Tudor’s wedding was accompanied by a “Treaty of Everlasting Peace” signed between England and Scotland”.
Tracklisting and clues
Near Star, Pole Star
1) This EP comes courtesy of King Creosote – alias hirsute Fife pop stud Kenny Anderson – and it’s backed by a posse of superhot minstrels that spans a BBC songbird, a northern star and a bygone Iron Maiden moonlighter.
2) These songs were written in the East Neuk of Fife, in the year of our monarch 2010, and it was, says our subject, ‘probably spring.’ Except for track four, but we’ll come to that later.
3) This vinyl is the product of a Scottish East Coast education: it is borne from the gals, the gales, the Gaels and the guile that derives from a lifetime’s overindulgence thereof.