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Festival 2016 - Fèis 2016

King CreosoteFriday 15th July

King Creosote

King Creosote

If you build a fence then you have to treat it, as any DIY buff will tell you. You have to make it durable; to help it help us weather storms. Fife's Kenny Anderson realised this when he conceived his micro-label, Fence, in 1994 - and so he treated it, then treated us, with an alt-pop alter-ego: King Creosote.

Since then, Anderson has become of Scotland's most acclaimed, and most prolific, singer-songwriters: a squeezebox Casanova with a cosmic wordplay fetish; a seafaring pop heart-breaker whose voice leaves gentle devastation in its wake.

He was short-listed for 2011's Mercury Prize thanks to ‘Diamond Mine’, his sublime collaboration with Jon Hopkins. Other key LPs in the KC canon include Kenny and Beth's Musakal Boat Rides (Domino, 2003), Rocket DIY (Domino, 2005), KC Rules OK (Names, 2005 - a collaboration with Lancastrian psych-pop rodeos The Earlies), Bombshell (Names, 2007 – co-produced by Hopkins), Flick the Vs (Domino, 2009) and his live-only album, My Nth Bit of Strange. In January 2014, Anderson completed his first-ever film soundtrack for Virginia Heath's poetic documentary, From Scotland With Love. Anderson is also a member of indie-folk supergroup The Burns Unit.