Rob Macleod’s debut EP Pàrtaig dropped on new Glasgow-based label In The Event of Capture on 26th March. The 5-track EP is a tribute to the city and its legendary club scene. Born in Glasgow but with strong family ties to the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides having spent every school holiday in his family home roaming around the Blackhouse Village as a child into his teenage years, Rob has clearly brought his two experiences together in the music, that of Glasgow and Lewis. The Fountain caught up with Rob to discuss the EP as well as his plans for the year.
TF: You have a new EP out, what can we expect from Pàrtaig?
A selection of the moods and sounds I found exciting growing up in Glasgow. The music comes mostly from twilight synth jams during lockdown, so it’s also a bit of an emotional time stamp as well. It was born purely out of having fun in the studio and that comes across I think. Very spontaneous playful stuff, which is important to me. I’m happy with how it came together and hope folk can find something in it for themselves too.
TF: How would you sum up the EP in one sentence?
Playful in nature and an ode to the club scene I grew up in and around.
TF: What has it been like to work with In The Event of Capture?
It’s been really easy working with them, I like the idea of storytelling with music and they have a very similar ethos, which has been encouraging. I plan to put out more material with ITEOC in the future.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
Not a favourite as such but I’d hope to be playing any open air event in the sunshine – sometime soonish with a small modular setup and a drum machine blasting sound into the atmosphere.
Pàrtaig is out now and available to purchase here