New Album Crow Hill Is Out Today!

My new album, Crow Hill, is out today. It’s available on all streaming services, or you can buy and download it directly from my Bandcamp page. Use the links below.

Bandcamp

Spotify

Apple

Amazon

Crow Hill sits next to Arthur’s Seat in my hometown of Edinburgh. It was while walking on the hill that I suffered a stroke in March 2020, and walking the same hill played a big part in my recovery. Three of the songs on the album directly reference my experiences – the dreampop title track, the plaintive rock of ‘A Chaos of Bees’ and the lush alternative country of ‘The Hole in My Heart’. The latter track is about the surgery I required to fix a hole in my heart, discovered as the reason for my stroke.

Elsewhere on the album there are songs about isolation and loneliness, not surprising given the events of the last seventeen months. But there are also songs of hope and joy, songs about finding a connection in the universe, about love and family. Musically it ranges from the celebratory indie of ‘The Water Returns to the Ocean’, through the ominous lo-fi textures of ‘Put the Gun Away’ to the delicate piano ballad of album closer ‘We Find Our Patterns’.

Charmingly lo-fi indie.’ The List
 
Has an honesty that few of his contemporaries would dare, 
and still has you on your feet by the end.’ Scots Whay Hae

Like King Creosote fronting Husker Du.’ Is This Music?

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Listen to the title track of my new album!

Hey hey! I have a new album called Crow Hill out in three weeks. Check out the title track here and spread the word!

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The Great Silence is out today in ebook!

Happy ebook publication to me! THE GREAT SILENCE is out today on all ebook platforms, published by the wonderful Orenda Books. The third Skelfs novel, it’s full of crazy shenanigans, existential angst and dark humour. And a black panther. Just what you need in your life. Buy it here:

Orenda https://bit.ly/2UaEZsg
Amazon UK https://amzn.to/3wsLNjd
Amazon CA https://amzn.to/3cKj2qk
Amazon USA https://amzn.to/3cJhi0E
Amazon ANZ https://amzn.to/3gDtSQ1
Kobo https://bit.ly/3xrM85A
Google https://bit.ly/3gH0rNg
Apple https://apple.co/3gnY6HT

And watch the amazing trailer here:

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A Dark Matter Going Cheap Again

Hey, hey! A DARK MATTER is dirt cheap on Kindle right now. ‘Case Histories meets Six Feet Under’, apparently. Find out how The Skelfs’ story begins here.

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Crow Hill – Album Coming Soon

I’m releasing a new album in July, more details soon but here’s the cover. Watch this space.

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Theakston’s Longlisted!

I’m beyond thrilled that The Big Chill is on the Theakston’s longlist for Crime Novel of the Year, alongside some incredible writers. More info (and the chance to vote) here.

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The Space Between Us

That’s me finished the first draft of my first science fiction novel. It needs a whole heap of work, obviously, but I’m so happy to have reached this point.

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The Big Chill in a Big Promo

Hey folks! My funeral-detective romp THE BIG CHILL is only 99p/99c absolutely everywhere on ebook right now:

Amazon US
Amazon CA
Amazon ANZ
Amazon UK
Kobo
Google
Apple

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The Great Silence Proofs Are Out

The Great Silence proofs are out in the world, winging their way to bloggers, reviewers and writers. Can’t wait for folk to read it.

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Apple Books Sale

A Dark Matter is on sale over on Apple Books for the next wee while. Only 99p!

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