Recording an album outdoors in Scotland has its ups and downs. An unusually long and cold winter has made it pretty difficult to get out into the ‘studio’ and it has taken unexpected trips to Uganda and Australia to provide any real opportunity to record new material.

But this weekend, everything changed. Sun, shorts, sunglasses, two excellent singers, a ruined Abbey and inspiration from Steve Reich – all combined to produce a very fruitful recording for a new song we’re working on.