13 April 2009
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1 May 2006
Elefant 7”:ER-248 / CD Single: ER-362
One of the most problematic songs to assemble for the album but we were eventually so enthralled we gave it six choruses. Obviously the mark of a fine single. And, yes, it does refer to Lloyd Cole, and thankfully, he likes it!
1 March 2005
Elefant 7” :ER-246 / CDSingle :ER-358
We were asked by the late DJ John Peel to put some of our music to a few poems by Robert Burns, and to perform them live at Peel Acres as part of John’s annual Burns night celebration. I love my Jean turned out to be a favourite of John’s, so we decided to release it as a single and dedicate to him.
1 July 2004
Elefant ER-355 CD Single
This single is backed by live favourite ‘San Francisco song’ which was a strong contender for a single itself and ‘Amigo Mio’, a dabbling with Spanish music disguising the scathing lyrics courtesy of Kenny. Even more exciting is the inclusion of the Teenager video: the chance to see the band “acting” and looking very cool indeed.
1 May 2003
Elefant CD Single: ER-352
This first single from the second album is backed by the one-off intimacy of a home recording; ‘Footloose and fancy free’ was recorded entirely in Kenny’s bedroom. The other track ‘I don’t want to see you’ is possibly the sparsest –yet Camera Obscura song and was recorded in a single take in Cava.
1 June 2001
Andmoresound 7” :and1645 / CDS:and16cds
My first recording experience with the band and our first time in Cava. It seemed to take a while to get the right feel for the song with many evenings spent at Stuart’s place and our damp rehearsal space playing the tune over and over again. Eventually we entered into the luxurious studio 1 at Cava in Glasgow’s West End in Autumn 2000. We recorded several takes live with three violinists and three acoustic guitarists. This whole experience gave us the courage to get in there again and make an album.
1 December 1998
Andmoresound 7”: and1145 / CDS and11cds
Released in 1998 and written by David Skirving (ex-guitarist). It was recorded on 8 track, Brian Tolland (Del Amtri) was on Production and Engineering duties, and Richard Colburn (Belle & Sebastian) played the drums. I can remember recording my vocals in Alan’s (Mac Meda) kitchen whilst everyone else stood in the living room.
1 March 1998
Andmoresound 7” : and0945
We recorded this on four track in my parents cellar. I say four track, it was three different four tracks, cause they all kept breaking. There’s no drums because we didn’t have a drummer, just percussion. I think they call it lo fi. The pressing plant asked us if we wanted them to take of the hiss, we said no, we were a bit naive. Just before we recorded the vocals on swimming pool, a plane went past overhead, you can hear Tracyane just before the song starts saying, “Plane’s gone”