Author Archives: Douglas Kay

About Douglas Kay

During the past decade Douglas Kay has honed his stagecraft in theatres, clubs, bars and coffee houses on 4 continents. The 2003 release of his debut album Of All The Towns To Sleep In generated airplay on radio and TV stations worldwide, including BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio Scotland, Australia's GWN and Xfm London. In addition to tours of Europe, the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Douglas has played a number of notable gigs in the UK. These include shows alongside the likes of KT Tunstall, Amy MacDonald and Nell Bryden, the T-Break Showcases and the 2010 Ben & Jerry’s Sundae on the Common where Douglas played alongside acts which included Billy Bragg and Frightened Rabbit. The album Into Your Head was released in late 2009 and features ten tracks penned by Kay. This eclectic collection offers the listener moments of delicate beauty - on tracks such as Everything In The World - contrasted by the swelling crescendo of tracks such as Haunted. Second track Better topped a poll of songs by Scottish acts in the Edinburgh Evening News and has also received airplay on the BBC. Last year saw Douglas return to solo recording. In December 2011 he released the three track EP On Christmas Day and he has a solo album scheduled for release during the second half of 2012. For more details see: www.douglaskay.com www.facebook.com/DouglasKayBand

Of All the Towns – 15th anniversary offer

15 years ago today the debut album, Of All the Towns to Sleep In, was released…and to celebrate you can get a FREE copy of the album on CD when you buy a copy of the new CD, Volcanoes, from the SHOP here on the website. And then you can go and party like it’s 2003…

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Volcanoes – Out Now

DouglasKay_VolcanoesCoverThe new Douglas Kay album, Volcanoes, is out now and available digitally and on CD.
If you would like to buy the album on CD you can do so from this site, by visiting the SHOP.

If you want to buy the tracks digitally there are various options including:

New Album Release – 23rd February 2018

Following the release of the Winterland EP in December, a brand new album is set for release later this month.

VOLCANOES will be available to buy and stream from Friday 23rd February, with a limited CD run also on sale the same day.

Featuring 11 tracks, the album follows the eclectic pattern set by its predecessor Lift – folky hummers, piano tinklers, bluesy stompers and retro rockers all co-exist, cheek-by-jowl, within the crater…with some strings, synth and brass thrown in for good measure.

I’m delighted to say the album also benefits from guest appearances by both Alan R Davison and Gecko 3 frontman, Martin Philip, who sing on  Battle Lines, on the Sun Studios-inspired Whole Heap of Trouble and on Requiem. The latter uses the Robert Louis Stevenson poem of the same name (along with the words on Stevenson’s tomb in Samoa) as its lyric, and is the track which closes the album.

To launch the album I’ll be playing a special house concert in South London on 22nd February alongside Fara.

Winterland Video

It’s here…the video for Winterland, lead track from the new EP of the same name.

Filmed on location in Edinburgh, it was the brainchild of Alan R Davison who shot, directed and edited the promo. For the best viewing experience, watch in HD.

The limited edition CD format of the EP is available on the SHOP page, or you can download it from Amazon Music, iTunes and many other stores.