Randolph’s Leap release a new tune, ‘Mull’ as a postcard single on Pictish Trail’s Lost Map label.
The new release features both original and alternative versions of ‘Mull’ plus a new track called ‘Asphalt’ and a brand new recording of old favourite ‘Uncharted’.
‘Mull’ was originally on the band’s third album ‘Worryingly Okay’, following their 2014 debut ‘Clumsy Knot’, released on Lost Map Records, and 2016’s ‘Cowardly Deeds’, released on Olive Grove Records. The new release was written and performed almost entirely by Adam solo, whereas previous music has featured the entire band – Nairn born-and-raised Adam Ross, plus Adam Firenze, Vicki Cole, Andrew MacLellan, Heather Thikey, Ali Hendry, Fraser Gibson and Pete MacDonald – was formed in Ayr in 2006 by students on a college music course.
“The story behind ‘Mull’ is fairly self-explanatory,” says Randolph’s Leap singer / songwriter Adam Ross.
“The bit about the boulder crushing a house comes from W. H. Murray’s The Companion Guide to the West Highlands of Scotland which describes “last century a newly married couple came to one of the cottages on their wedding night. A storm broke at midnight, dislodging from the cliff a boulder weighing many thousands of tons. It fell straight on to the cottage, crushing it flat. The lovers were never seen again. You can see this enormous rock poised between the first two cottages on the left, with the old garden wall still standing round it.”
Lost Map’s PostMap Club subscription service sees members posted two brand new EPs or singles every month as snail-mail postcards stamped with unique download codes.
Sign-up to the Singles Club can be done at lostmap.com/club
Randolph’s Leap are on tour with The Burning Hell:
Thu, Apr 18 @ Drouthy Cobbler, Elgin*
Fri, Apr 19 @ Gable End Theatre, Orkney*
Sat, Apr 20 @ The Sound Archive, Kirkwall*
Sun, Apr 21 @ The String Cafe/Bar, Lerwick*
Tue, Apr 23 @ Mediterranéa, Stirling*
Wed, Apr 24 @ The Blue Arrow, Glasgow
(full band headline, w/ The Burning Hell)
Thu, Apr 25 @ An Tobar, Tobermory*
Fri, Apr 26 @ Knoydart Village Hall, Knoydart*
Sat, Apr 27 @ Seall At Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle Of Skye*
Sun, Apr 28 @ Clark’s On Lindsay Street, Dundee*
Fri, May 10 @ Lyth Arts Centre, Near Wick (Adam solo headline)
Sat, May 11 @ Findhorn Universal Hall, Findhorn (full band headline)
Wed, May 15 @ Dunfermline Folk Club, Dunfermline
(Adam Solo Headline)
Jul 26-28 @ Indietracks Festival, Derbyshire (Full Band)
Sat, Oct 12 @ Old Cinema Launderette, Durham
(Adam Solo Supporting Broken Chanter)
Sat, Oct 19 @ Braemar Gallery, Braemar
(Adam solo supporting Broken Chanter)
* = Adam Solo w/ The Burning Hell
More at www.randolphsleap.co.uk