Glasgow-based folk trio Lapwyng have released an EP, ‘The Remyxes’ – a reimagined version of their self-titled debut EP.
Available to download, the EP features Valtos, INYAL, Tom Spirals, and Yoko Pwno featuring Sarya.
The trio – Ewen White (accordion, synths), Euan McLaughlin (fiddle, guitar) and Alasdair MacKenzie (guitar) – were unable to meet due to the pandemic, so instead took the opportunity to collaborate with fellow musicians remotely.
McLaughlin said: “The idea behind this EP was to create a reimagined version of our original EP. We’ve been wanting to release something collaborative for a while so this was our chance to work with a bunch of our friends and hopefully open our music to new audiences.
“It was exciting to mix our sound with electronic music to create a folktronica EP and something a bit different for us.
“The Remyxes has also been an opportunity to release new music at a time where we’re separated as a band between Skye and Glasgow and unable to write together.”
Based in Glasgow, the trio formed in 2018 and won the Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections in 2020, since releasing a string of singles following their debut EP.
Performing across the country, they have since opened for the likes of Josie Duncan, Assynt, The Paul McKenna Band and HEISK, as well as working with Andy Monaghan of Frightened Rabbit, which resulted in them writing and releasing their most recent single ‘Heather & Cosmos’.
The collaborating acts on the new EP are Mungo’s Hi-fi collaborator Tom Spirals ‘8-Bit Fishing Boat (Gone Too Long)’; Glasgow-based pipe/fiddle/electronic act Inyal take on ‘V.C.L.’; Edinburgh-based folktronica act Yoko Pwno team up with Sarya for their take on ‘In Retrospect’; and finally, ‘Pretty Girl’ is remixed by Skye electronic trio Valtos, who are also working on a full album collaborating with artists such as Niteworks, Sian, and Gary Innes.
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