Addie Brik releases a new album ‘I Have A Doctor On Board’ via Itza Music.

The Scots-based songwriter, born in Savannah in Georgia, recorded the 10-track album at Chem19, with Paul Savage engineering, having written the songs in a small room overlooking the Firth of Clyde.

Based around a series of interviews Brik had with an inventor and a lifeboat captain in Scotland, the resultant album’s instrumentation was handled by Louis Abbott of Admiral Fallow, who put together the rhythm section and additional musicians.

Brik started writing poetry in her teens, which led her to the prestigious Naropa Institute where she was mentored by Allen Ginsberg and famed CBS journalist, John Steinbeck Jr.

Following Peter Gabriel receiving her demo tape, she gained a record deal with Geffen, with Andy Gill (Gang of Four) producing. She has collaborated and co-written with the likes of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Simple Minds, Plaid, Tarwater, Wendy and Lisa, Sugarhill Gang and Luke Vibert.

Speaking of the recording process, she said: “Scotland’s beautiful coastline and dark skies imbued every song on the album. It was written at home in Troon, I’d break up writing days by walking the dog on the beach with Ailsa Craig and Arran off in the distance.”

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