Jamie Bacon has recently released new single, P.O.W, via Meraki Records, which speaks of the restrictions of living in small coastal village, melodic and yet poignant.

Jamie spoke to The Fountain about XpoNorth being a real turning point in his musical career and upcoming gigs with RM Hubbert and Conor Heafey.

TF: A new single release, you must be excited?

Yes I’m very excited, started working on this track back in august so its been a long time coming. Releasing it through a record label is even better because I got to work with some awesome people throughout the release and draw from their experience and knowledge.

TF: And are we likely to see more of that this year, or perhaps an EP or an album even?

There are plans for a possible EP towards the end of summer but that is yet to be confirmed. Watch this space

TF: And where did you draw your musical inspiration from?

Coming from such a small town in the north of Scotland, I grew up around a lot of trad music. As well as this, my parents listen to many different genres meaning I was exposed to lots of different styles growing up in Wick. POW talks about feeling isolated in this small town and uses the idea of a prisoner of war to relate to being stuck in a coastal village.

TF: Are you going to be promoting this with a tour, are we likely to see you play live soon?

I have a few live shows lined up such as Perth on 29th March supporting RM Hubbert and Dunfermline on the 12th of April with Conor Heafey and Elizabeth.

TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?

The XpoNorth showcase in Inverness last year is the best to date for me because I was surrounded by my music industry peers making the atmosphere from the people in the audience incredible. This was a also a real turning point for me in my music as I was just finishing university and was beginning to step out into the Scottish music scene.