Highland label Medicine Show Records release a 14-track compilation album entitled ‘Looking For – Out Of Lockdown’.

As the title suggests, it consists of tracks recorded over the last few months of the Covid crisis, with acts from the world over contributing from their home recording setups.

As well as artists from California, Venice, England, Australia, Texas, New York and Alabama, there are several local acts involved – London-based Scot Mal MacWatt (pictured) offers ‘The Widow and The Cruel Sea’, and Kinnaber Junction aka Montrose singer/songwriter Gary Anderson and Journey North also contribute a track each, while Austin-based Carrington MacDuffie recorded in collaboration with Glasgwegian guitarist John Gray. And Jim Kennedy – former front man with Highland Folk Rockers Rhythm & Reel – also has a track, ‘Feels Like Home’, included.

Other points of interest are the Brand New Zeros track – written by one Ronan MacManus (the younger brother brother of Elvis Costello) – while perhaps the biggest name on the album (well, to the anti-folk/DIY indie crowd) is Hammell on Trial’ with the timely song ‘Social Distancing’.

The album comes via Medicine Music – the record-releasing arm of Medicine Show, the promotions company run by Scots broadcaster and promoter Rob Ellen – one of the co-founders of the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival.

More at medicinemusic.co.uk.