In the recent
announcement made by Johnny Lynch (aka Pictish Trail) he
hit the nail right on the head - by November 2012 there was certainly
very little of Fife represented by Fence Records Ltd.
Having become increasingly uncomfortable with Fence Records' direction I
felt I had no choice but to bow out in November 2012. I have effectively
locked myself out since, quietly operating under the Alter
Ego Trading Company banner. I may be locked out for a while yet.
However, the nail hasn't been hit into the coffin lid of fence. fence is
alive and well and re-launching in January 2014 from our base here
in the East Neuk of Fife. As well as the AETC's "Bunfight" on
August 31st, and "World Tour of Crail" in February, we'll
resurrect our Easter event in conjunction with the Anstruther
Improvements Association to celebrate in the recent refurbishment of the Dreel Halls.
fence turns 20 next December, I imagine we'll forget and host an awkward
23rd birthday bash in 2017.
Meantime, it's business as unusual here under the fence rock as CDRs of
rare titles are burned and artwork cut up by hand, so from all at fence
and the AETC - Gummi Bako, Withered Hand, OnTheFly, Lomond Campbell,
Emporium, Beam, Lidh, Jo Foster, HMS Ginafore (weather permitting)
and me, King Creosote - may we wish Johnny all the best with his new
As Billy Pilgrim (R.I.P.) and I used to joke with our favourite regular
customers in the fence shop on South Street, St Andrews, of which
by far the best, "thanks a lot, and careful you don't let that door
slam you on the ass on the way out!"
Thank you from the heart for your continued support going forward for both
Johnny's new, and my own hackneyed ventures.
Kenny Anderson (aka King Creosote).
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September 21st 2013
'SONGS IN THE KEY OF FIFE' BOOK LAUNCH
Cambo Estate, Nr. Kingsbarns, Fife, KY16 8QD
Book readings, Q&A with Vic Galloway & artists, and
live performances from James Yorkston + King Creosote + Withered
Hand + Gummi Bako + friends
Ticket holders will receive a free LIMITED EDITION "Songs
in the Key of Fife" pint glass, and signed copies of the
book will be available at a £3 discount.
Tickets: £15 from camboestate.com
Times: 6pm - 10:30pm
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