Pictish Trail nailed it once again, this time at Edinburgh’s old veterinary college and now hip arts venue, Summerhall, performing to a crowd of fans during the mad month of the Festivals. Supported by Edinburgh stalwarts and good-time rockers, Kid Canaveral, Pictish Trail, adorned in his best glitter and pastel pinks, stunned the crowd with yet another beaming set before treating the fans to an after-party DJ battle.
Johnny Lynch, who we know and love as the folky Eiggman and vibrant Pictish Trail, set his ray gun to stun with this set of crowd pleasers that included many from his SAY Award shortlisted album, Future Echoes, as well as others such as Words Fail Me Now, Michael Rocket and a couple of his thirty second ditties that he wrote many years back for Josie Long’s Hundred Days project. Projecting an energy into the crowd, which overwhelmed and had them desperate for more, Pictish Trail was on fine form, in all his glad rags and glitz.
Support, as aforementioned came from Edinburgh’s Kid Canaveral, with front man David MacGregor classically winding up the crowd about Glasgow being a better city. Playing some great party-starters like Dumbarton and Skeletons, aptly warming up the crowd ahead of Pictish Trail’s set, Kid Canaveral rocked that stage with some classic Lost Map energy and indie riffs.
With full band (also in pastel pink) Pictish Trail performed favourites Lionhead, Dead Connection, Until Now, After Life as well as Who’s Comin’ In? from the new album, which went down a storm, particularly when he stepped down from the stage to dance through the crowd. Concluding the whole thing off with his and Adem’s (Silver Columns) Brow Beaten, he knocked the energy levels up a notch to have the crowd practically eating out of his pictish palms. Another fantastic performance from Lost Map’s Johnny Lynch.
Photos courtesy of Laura Meek.
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