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Skerryvore new album ‘Tempus’ out now

Skerryvore share their new album ‘Tempus’ via Cooking Vinyl 

Skerryvore share their new album ‘Tempus’ via Cooking Vinyl which further confirms that they excel at using their Scottish roots music as the beating heart behind a contemporary alt-pop sound that’s winning over audiences both home and abroad. It’s a style that they evolve on new album ‘Tempus’, with an intoxicating concoction of anthemic highs, strident rock, stadium-folk thrills and subtle dance beats, featuring the four consecutive Radio 2 playlisted singles ‘Everything You Need’, ‘Eye of the Storm’, ‘Vancouver Island’ and new single ‘Another World’. 
‘Tempus’ is rich with the top tier musicianship that Skerryvore are renowned for, as well as an increasingly diverse musical palette. They’ve taken a rip-it-up-and-start-again approach to genre, blending anthemic highs, strident rock, stadium-ceilidh thrills and subtle dance beats into a sound that instantly transports the listener to a famously good-time Skerryvore gig. And while the record is predominantly a homegrown collection, it was completed with mastering courtesy of the 21-time Grammy Award winner Howie Weinberg (U2, Nirvana, PJ Harvey).
In essence, ‘Tempus’ is Skerryvore on a grander scale: the productions are bigger and more textured, its choruses are more skybound, and its lyrics are more universal. Equally, however, if you fell in love with the band throughout their rise to date –  six studio albums, a live record and a ‘best of’ collection celebrating their first decade together – ‘Tempus’ remains a very organic next step. 

Skerryvore consists of eight musicians, each of which are either classically trained or have mastered their skills within the world of live trad music: founders Daniel Gillespie (accordion), his brother Martin (bagpipes), Alec Dalglish (vocals, guitar) and Fraser West (drums), along with Scott Wood (bagpipes, whistles), Craig Espie (nicknamed The Angry Fiddler), Jodie Bremaneson (bass) and Alan Scobie (piano, keys). Almost everything they’ve achieved to date – six studio albums, a live record and a ‘best of’ collection celebrating their first decade together – has been done entirely independently. But ‘Tempus’ also represents a new beginning as their first album under a new deal with Cooking Vinyl.
Physical formats include a signed limited edition transparent violet vinyl with a Japanese OBI wrap, which is exclusive from Assai Records; plus a limited edition transparent blue vinyl with a signed print as well as eight cassettes formats, each of which feature a different band member on the cover, along with their signature. Both of these are available from Skerryvore’sofficial store.
One of Skerryvore’s final shows of 2022 was Hoolie in the Hydro, a huge 8,000 capacity celebration of Scottish roots music. They celebrate the release of ‘Tempus’ with a run of hmv in-store shows across Scotland before they then tour England.
3rd – hmv Glasgow Argyle
4th – hmv Livingston
5th – hmv Ayr
8th – hmv Inverness
12th – Carlisle, Old Fire Station (SOLD OUT)
13th – Gloucester, Guildhall
14th – Poole, Lighthouse
16th – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
17th – Leeds, Brudnell Social Club
18th – Exeter, Corn Exchange
19th – Liskeard, Carnglaze Cavern
20th – Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn 
21st – Settle, Victoria Hall (SOLD OUT)