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Irvine Welsh has revealed plans for an acid house album

The writer says it's going to be "counterblast" to the current music scene

  • Chowa Nkonde
  • 19 November 2018
Irvine Welsh has revealed plans for an acid house album

Writer Irvine Welsh, best known for his 1993 novel Trainspotting, has announced that he wants to release an acid house album.

While on a promotional book tour for his twelfth novel, Dead Men’s Trousers, Welsh revealed his plans and even showcased some tracks for his audiences. Describing the album as a “counterblast” to the current music scene, he said: “it’s not really banging, full-on mad stuff, but it’s a lot of classic acid house — swirling effects and noises and boomy basslines.”

“Hopefully people are going to jump around and have a bop, but you’re not going to have your ears bleeding. And you’re not going to want to be stripped to the waist, salivating and banging your head off the floor,” he added.

The prolific author has frequently credited the influence that music has had on his writing, notably telling us that “I wouldn’t be a writer if it hadn’t been for acid house” earlier this year.

There is no word of a release date as of yet, but he will be continuing his literary tour in Ibiza and Marrakech this summer.

Chowa Nkonde is a freelance journalist. Follow her on Twitter here
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