The modern folk group known at home and abroad as the Lost Gecko have released their latest single, “Rescued by Waves.” The single has been proudly published as an independent music release without the support of the corporate music industry. Lush, sonorous, and bringing the band’s uniquely Scottish character to the world at large for the first time, “Rescued by Waves” is a contemporary folk single that will please fans of many music styles.
At the heart of the Lost Gecko is singer and songwriter Malcolm Urquhart. Urquhart cites as main artistic influences Bon Iver, Sigur Ros, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Elvis Presley, Smashing Pumpkins, Ben Howard, and John Butler. Audiophiles will mostly detect in the music of the Lost Gecko vocal elements of Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, along with songwriting that blends Bon Iver’s neo-folk with the intensity of Sigur Ros and the powerful delivery of Smashing Pumpkins. This undercurrent of grunge-era passion runs throughout the Lost Gecko’s music, charging its mellow folk tones with an intensity not often found in the genre.
Speaking of his roots in music, Urquhart writes, “I started playing guitar at 16 when my dad’s best friend handed me a guitar to mess about on. I was hooked. I started learning Jimi Hendrix, [Joe] Satriani, all the great guitarists. Then heard Pearl Jam and began songwriting.”
The Lost Gecko’s first EP, “Electrify the Seas” appeared in 2006 and won the group fans in disparate locales such as Canada, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
“I kept recording and playing gigs after this when the encouragement and comments around my music kept coming,” Urquhart writes. “And so here we are in 2015 with our debut album which has taken over two years now, but I know it’ll be worth the effort.”
The record Urquhart mentions is their forthcoming debut, “Unphotographable,” produced by Bobby Lee and John Burke at Claycastle Studios in County Cork, Ireland. The present “Rescued by Waves” track is the chief single from the record. It is being released with an official music video.
“The album is personal to myself,” writes Urquhart. “I work with young people and the homeless. Many of the tracks are about how lucky I feel to be able to play music and how easily my situation could have been different.”
The current lineup of the Lost Gecko features Malcolm Urquhart (vocals, guitar) Leo Mullane (guitar) and Cormac Brenock (keys).
“Rescued by Waves” by the Lost Gecko is available online worldwide.
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