Following-on from the release of “Multimedia Monster” in 2013, Gordon Duthie has announced details of his third album entitled “Thran” which will be released by the Scottish music artist on Saturday the 25th of October 2014. Despite having moody cover art, “Thran” – a Celtic word for stubbornness and / or awkwardness – is an uptempo mix of styles and instruments including wailing lead guitars, jamming acoustics, electronic synths and thudding bass lines and drums.
The maritime theme of the album artwork relates to Duthie’s ancestry. His ancestors steam drifter “Duthies” was built 100 years ago in 1914 and was used in the north sea fishing industry. The boat was requisitioned by the Royal Navy and renamed “HMT Duthies” during the second world war and was sadly bombed by aircraft at Montrose on the 25th of October 1940, although all crew were rescued with no casualties.
All songs on the album were written and produced by Duthie from his Aberdeenshire studio. He has been assisted by sound engineer Thaddeus Moore who has worked with legendary music artists such as Frank Black and Thomas Mapfumo.
“Thran” will be available on CD and via digital download and the track-listing is as follows:
1. Green Screen
2. Whisky Disko
3. Art or Crime
5. Duthies (FR 106) 1914-1940
6. Lettin’ i’ Tow Ging by i’ Bucket
7. Alternative Clown
8. Invisible Lines
9. Sober Backwoods Poet
10. Feel Loon did a Wildpoepen
The first music video related to the “Thran” project – “Green Screen” – will be uploaded onto his YouTube channel next Monday (29th of September 2014).
About Gordon Duthie
Gordon began producing his self-funded debut album – “Shire and City” – seriously in 2008 and it was released to the general public in July 2012. The album attracted critical praise from music journalists for it’s original and eclectic style and was featured on multinational media outlets such as STV, The Scotsman and Altsounds as well as local media publications such as the Evening Express and numerous newspapers distributed across North East Scotland by Johnston Press.
Gordon has appeared as the featured guest on both Waves Radio and Spark Sunderland which are FM Radio Stations in the UK. Songs from “Shire and City” have also received FM radio airplay across the world including the UK, USA, Canada, Italy and so on.
Gordon began writing and preparing his second music project immediately after the release of “Shire and City”. One of the principle aims of the project was to improve the production level of the songs. To do this he invested in some new high level equipment and spent a day at Steve Mason’s (The Beta Band / King Biscuit Time / Black Affair) KronK Studio in Fife to learn new production techniques.
Released in August 2013, “Multimedia Monster” has attracted critical praise from music journalists for it’s original and eclectic style and has been featured in multinational media outlets such as The Daily Record. Songs from “Multimedia Monster” have also received radio airplay globally, appearing on broadcasts such as Jim Gellatly’s Amazing Radio show.
Source- Gordon Duthie