was a member of the infamous Fence Collective (King Creosote, The Beta Band, KT Tunstall) from Fife, Scotland. The solo career by the singer-songwriter kicked off, when John Peel played one of his demo on his show on Radio 1. The song was released by Bad Jazz Records in 2001. Yorkston sent a copy of the single to John Martyn, asking him for a support slot on his forthcoming Edinburgh date, and John Martyn responded by offering Yorkston all 27 dates on his UK and Ireland tour. Subsequently he signed to Domino Records the following year, and recorded five albums up to now for the prestigious label.
«Folk Songs» was released in 2009 on Domino.
Hmm. Primary school clutches with unsuitable girls.
At the Edinburgh Venue. We were 15 years old, so that had something to do with it. Freedom!
I booze down.
Lord, almost anything current and popular. Autotune.
Probably some obscure Faust album.
«Oh Edinburgh, you're in ma heart, the views tae Fife, yon German Mart. The dull stag nights wi' inflatable sharks, The inbred locals whaw drink and barf, The filthy streets frae posh ne-er-do-wells...»
My neighbour’s dad had it on cassette and we used to dance on the lawn like dafties to this wee cassette player. I guess I was about five years old.
Not one of mine, that’s for sure.
«20 Rock 'n' Roll Greatest Hits». Featuring Bill Haley, Johnny Cash, Bill Justis et al. I still DJ with this record today. Great versions of «Raunchy», «Rock House», «Domino» and «Lucille».
I guess one of mine would probably do it.
A different generation, I’m afraid.
She’s a Malian Wassoulou musician, sometimes referred to as «The Songbird of Wassoulou».
The Channel Four theme tune. Nice royalties, I imagine.