FatCat Artists featured in Compilation for the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival
The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, celebrated in honour of World Mental Health Day, is adding a musical aspect to their event. This year, nine of of Scotland's finest artists have collaborated to launch a new record – among them are our very own James Graham (from The Twilight Sad), and Scott Hutchison (from Frightened Rabbit).
The album will be launched on the 1st of October and will be available at the two gigs the festival are staging and from then on after. There will also be two singles released that will be free for download as from the 9th of September. The music will also be performed live, with the first gig taking place at the HMV Picture House in Edinburgh on the 1st of October, and the second gig at the O2 ABC in Glasgow on the 2nd of October. The exact line-up and dates are yet to be confirmed, so stay tuned to the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Website, for more information.
This ambitious new project, managed by The Fruit Tree Foundation, is a new independent project in Scotland led by musicians Rod Jones and Emma Pollock, which sees some of Scotland's finest and most exciting artists from the indie and folk music scene come together to explore the relationship between creativity and mental health by writing and producing a brand new album; featuring unique pairings and one-off collaborations between some of our most intriguing song-writers.
The album also features Rod Jones (Idlewild), Jill O'Sullivan (Sparrow and the Workshop), Emma Pollock, Karine Polwart, Jenny Reeve, Alasdair Roberts and James Yorkston.