Whatever Gets You Through The Night – album release

Whatever Gets You Through The Night album art. Artwork: Daniel Warren

Whatever Gets You Through The Night album art. Artwork: Daniel Warren

Whatever Gets You Through The Night, the album, will get a full digital release in November.

The album is a compilation of 16 new songs, all inspired by the hours between midnight and 4am, by Withered Hand, Errors, Meursault, RM Hubbert, Conquering Animal Sound, Ricky Ross, Emma Pollock, Eugene Kelly, Rachel Sermanni, Wounded Knee and Bigg Taj, Cora Bissett, Talkingmakesnosense, Swimmer One, Seafieldroad and Laura Lewis & the Teadance Orchestra. It’ll be available via iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers from Monday 4 November.

The album release is just one part of a much bigger, ongoing project of the same name, created by theatre director Cora Bissett, playwright David Greig, and ourselves. Whatever Gets You Through The Night began with a live show at the Arches in June, which sold out completely before its opening night, and got four star reviews in The Guardian, The List, The Scotsman and The Herald. We are hoping to revive the show next year.

Daniel Warren’s film has also been well received, and will tour in 2013 following its premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe. The cover image for the album is taken from Daniel’s film.

Album reviews:
“A terrific pop anthology” – The List ****

“On the evidence of the 15 acts showcased here, the rest of us may have seriously neglected the talent currently thriving north of the border.” – BBC

“a mixture of melancholy, solitude and that lucid dream state that can come with sleeplessness” – The Herald ****

“A breadth of moods as varied as human experience, combining neatly into a vivid nocturnal tapestry.”
The Skinny ****

“Everyone will recognise themselves in these heightened vignettes of communal joy and urban alienation.” – Mojo ****