May 17, 2020

​Ailein duinn ("Dark-haired Alan"), An ataraireachd àrd (The surge of the Sea) and other songs in the Starless Trilogy feature the sound of the ocean. The manipulation of field recordings, electronic sound textures and orchestration are used to help print emotions thro...

September 30, 2018

In 1995, Sugartown released their debut album, Swimming in the Horsepool on Marina Records. Since then I have had the privilege to work with Marina many times. As a member of the groups Suragtown with Gwen Stuart and Cowboy mouth with Grahame Skinner and then Starless.


June 12, 2017

Voting for The SAY Award has just started, please take a moment and vote to include Starless in the short list. 

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May 27, 2017

A year ago today the debut album from Starless was released on Marina Records and we are very proud that the album has just been nominated for the SAY Award (The Scottish Album of the Year). This prestigious award has previously been awarded to Anna Meredith, Kathryn J...

August 11, 2016

I was writing about Whispered Reason No.2 and I realised that Bobby Henry kept popping into my head, it made me think of the first time I met him. It was whilst recording Friends Again's final single “South of Love” at the great Palladium Studios in Edinburgh, Bobby wa...

July 27, 2016

Marie Claire and I had worked together before but not as writing partners, it was not pressured just new. The track Whispered Reason No.2 is in part a reprise of "My Whispered Reason" that the late Bobby Henry and I wrote for Karen Mathesons "Time To Fall".

MC and I met...

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