aka Pinkie Maclure & John Wills
Scottish singer Pinkie Maclure grew up in Banff and has lived in Paris, Barcelona and London, writing and releasing cutting-edge music constantly since 1985. Her haunting, wide ranged voice and intense on-stage presence have led to many collaborations including PJ Harvey offshoot, Spleen, Greek Haiku project Sigmatropic and electronic jazz maverick The Real Tuesday Weld.
John Wills moved from London to Perthshire in 2000. A former member of art noise band Loop, he creates loops live on stage, layering guitar, E-bow-processed sounds and electronic, pagan rhythms. As each song progresses the layers unfold, creating unique, magical soundscapes for Pinkie’s voice and concertina.
Pinkie and John have been working together since 2000 and together have released four albums, the most recent being ‘Becoming Pumajaw’.
A growing fascination with folk music from around the world, including Scotland, has stretched their imaginations further. Inspired by artists such as June Tabor, Tom Waits, Can and Pentangle, they celebrate tradition while pulling the music incessantly on into the future.
"Pinkie Maclure’s extraordinary dark, smoky vocals, combined with partner John Wills` sonic wreckage, put this duo at the top of the psych-folk tower of song, while preserving their own sense of ambient timelessness."
Tim Cumming, Songlines
"The Scottish songstress with the disarmingly beautiful voice - a kind of anglophone Juliette Gréco -- is back with this superb set . Redolent with folk and jazz and John Wills' eerie production, she positively bewitches with her haunting sincerity."
Kevin Le Gendre, Marie Claire
"Timeless, extraordinary, a potent musical chemistry."
Mike Barnes, The Wire