Make That A Take Records presents...
TRAGICAL HISTORY TOUR
Tragical History Tour is the acoustic pseudonym of Dundee-based singer/songwriter Derrick Johnston. As a founder of Scottish punk label Make That A Take Records and front person of Scottish punk rock bands Uniforms and Joey Terrifying, Derrick has spent twenty years learning his craft in the trenches of DIY punk.
After fifteen years of DIY releases and 1000+ shows across the UK, USA and Europe, the arrival of the debut Tragical History Tour “Aphorisms” LP is imminent. “Aphorisms” tells intimate tales of life, love, loss, death and redemption with slashing punk chords and folk-influenced finger-picking, like Leatherface covering Leadbelly, defined by Derrick's distinctive warm gravel tones and unique dual-octave vocal delivery.
Having released the “Come On Home, Hero” single in April 2017, Tragical History Tour spent much of last year on the road before releasing the “Old Words” EP in October. The “Aphorisms” LP was recorded and produced by John Harcus (PMX) in Perth, Scotland and is the most fully realised Tragical History Tour release yet, a distillation of the lessons learned from a life in punk; a positive force in times of existential crisis.
“Aphorisms” will be released worldwide on “pick'n'mix” coloured 12” vinyl, eco-digipack CD and as a digital download through Make That A Take / Aaahh!! Real Records / Team Beard Records on April 2018.
"Three Two" Music Video;
“Old Words” Music Video;
“Come On Home, Hero” Music Video;
New Noise Magazine feature;
“Old Words” EP review from Shout Louder;
“Come On Home, Hero” review from CPRW;
Plus very special guest;
Intense and atmospheric Americana folk with an indie rock'nroll heart from one of the east coast's most engaging emergent singer/songwriters. With new single "Mia" out now, Nicola has been generating a lot of interest and we're absolutely delighted to have her joining Tragical History Tour for a weekend of shows.
We're also stoked to be welcoming tables from Samaritans, Food Not Bombs Dundee and Make-That-A-Take Records.
FRIDAY 13TH APRIL 2018
THE TWA TAMS, PERTH
9pm. Free show.