Domino is preparing the release on 28th May of “I Learned From The Gaels”, the first in a series of EPs by folk troubadour King Creosote. The four tracks included are inspired by the Treaty of Perpetual Peace signed by King James IV of Scotland and King Henry VII of England 509 years ago. An episode of peace which, by the way, only lasted ten years in the end. According to Creosote, this time he is “backed by a posse of superhot minstrels that spans a BBC songbird, a northern star and a bygone Iron Maiden moonlighter.” As far as we can deduce from the Creosote-penned press release, the first is Aneka, the second is Rich Young and the latter is Gummi Bako.
The songs were written in the Scottish region of East Neuk in the spring of 2010, except “ Little Man”, which is a new version of the track by Gummi Bako. Furthermore, “this vinyl is the product of a Scottish East Coast education: it is borne from the gals, the gales, the Gaels and the guile that derives from a lifetime's overindulgence thereof.” For now, no advance audio has been released; as soon as we get it, we'll let you know.