Marky Wildtype releases a new album, ‘Bruising Words and Bitter Pills’.

It’s the debut solo outing from Mark Blanford, formerly of Edinburgh three-piece Wildtype as well as guitarist in rock acts DeNomolos, and Terrestria.

The collection stems from a challenge from Emily Kelly of The Jellyman’s Daughter to write a few new acoustic songs in a short space of time.

The result is 10 tunes written by Marky Wildtype, and as well as being self-recorded and mixed, are largely performed by him, aside from drums on three tunes from Ewen MacLennan and fiddle on ‘My Family’ by Jon Bews.

The album is available to download or stream – more at