ALBUM REVIEW: Pictish Trail – Thumb World | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 21.02.20







Ever wondered what a 45 minute long acid trip feels like? Look no further than Pictish Trail’s fourth album Thumb World – an 8bit journey into the psych-pop psyche of Johnny Lynch.

Over the four years since his Scottish Album of the Year winner Future Echoes, Lynch appears to have put pen to paper to document events that have really made him think. Pig Nice creates a powerless soundscape with mellowed, grating melodies to reflect the darkness felt by the Trumpian policy which separated families and locked up innocents. Less grounded in reality is Slow Memories, an escapist anthem thinly disguised as an ode to alien abduction. For anyone seeking a brief sojourn from reality, a quick trip to Thumb World may be the remedy.



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