'...Bellydancer' was born out of change. The five of us were adapting to new homes and relationships; balancing work, illness and distance while writing sporadically in our Dunfermline studio. Songs shifted shape as we began to fill in a soundscape to accompany a new narrative, which became more and more ambitious over time, each lyric delving closer and closer to home whilst venturing further overseas. There is a real catharsis, holding this EP in our hands; the last few years of frustration and elation all distilled into the songs we have now let loose. We began with five wildly different ideas of what to achieve - and we are delighted to present you with a vision that none of us could have conjured up on our own. Democracy is a bitch, but in this case, we believe it has paid off. Out of all the records deserving of your ear, we appreciate you taking the time for ours.
released June 30, 2017
We want to take this opportunity to extend a special thanks to:
Neil Wilson, Liam Saunders, Gavin Paterson, Duncan Aitken, Nadia Maria, Rory Cowieson, Bruce Rintoul, Ed Woods, Ciaran McEneny, Joe McTernan, Troy Edige, Bejoy Sanjeev, Evgeniia Balashova, Akvile Su, Andy Carr, Gavin Craigie, Cameron Brisbane, Ellie Dey and Nathan Harriss as well as our families, long suffering girlfriends and to everyone who has shown us support and helped to shape this release - far too many to name.
All songs written and performed by Jonny Watt, Fraser MacIntyre, Nick Hernandez, Lewis Hamilton and Paul Devine who are collectively known as Foreignfox.
Additional trumpet by Ciaran McEneny. Recorded and produced by Bruce Rintoul at 45-a-side Studios, Glasgow. Mastered by Ed Woods.
Fuelled by the belief that if you want to discover something new, the best place to look is right on your doorstep, Scottish Fiction focuses on discovering, showcasing, and promoting new music from Scotland to a wider audience.