Francis Macdonald wears lots of hats as he drums for Teenage Fanclub and manages a plethora of bands such as Camera Obscura, Attic Lights and The Vaselines. And yet, he still has the time to produce his own solo album, Maculate Conceptions. The new album is up on his website for free downloads. So hurry, it’s available for one week only!
If you’re wondering who Francis is, he has previously released two solo albums and some of his songs appeared on TV shows, films and ad projects in the UK, US and Asia including Fashion TV, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy and even on Sky News.
Maculate Conceptions was written and recorded in the back of a tour bus and in various hotel room during his tour with Teenage Fanclub in Europe throughout November and December 2010. It was recorded entirely using Garageband on his portable Mac computer. According to him, the album is influenced by his love towards the sounds of instrumentals, soundtracks and minimalist apart from classic ’50s and ’60s pop, rock and country music. Creative? Check out his video for the track ‘Aarhus’:
Maculate Conceptions is available for free downloads for one week only at www.francismacdonald.com. Digital sale will commence on 28 March 2011.