"Hi there Kowalskiy, I love your blog and I thought I'd try my luck and drop y..."
Mr. Crawford clearly knows my weak spot. Blatant flattery! Still, it took me a while to have a listen to his EPs, despite Ross describing his latest offering, Majorie and Isabella, as a "loose concept EP on Robert the Bruce". What about that intriguing statement does not make you want to go and have a listen!?! It helps that once you do, his lo-fi, ambient music is pretty damn good. Anyway, you can start seeing why he's wormed his way onto the blog.
Time now to hear a bit more from the man himself...
Kowalskiy: Who is Ross Crawford?
Ross: I'm a 22 year old History student from the sleepy village of Dunlop in Ayrshire. I've been gigging in Glasgow and recording at home for the last few years. I like cups of tea, jumpers and 8-tracks.
Kowalskiy: How would you describe 'your sound'?Ross: I record my music in my bedroom (or kitchen) on a wee 8-track so I have quite a lo-fi sound, especially on my earlier recordings. If I was forced to categorise my music I'd probably go for 'Lo-fi Folk' but I'm very willing to experiment. I'm heavily influenced by my love for Scottish history and my songs often reflect that, especially on my new EP.
Kowalskiy: Plug Away!
Ross: My latest EP, 'Marjorie and Isabella' is available for free on Bandcamp. And I have two earlier EPs on the same site which are also available for no exchange of currency. I also have a Facebook page which will keep you updated on my various goings-on.
Kowalskiy: What else can we expect from you in the future?
Ross: I will be gigging in Glasgow very soon and I'm looking to release a new single within the next month, so keep your eyes peeled!
Marjorie and Isabella is out on Ross' Bandcamp now along with his other two EPs, all on a name-your-price download. Get to it!