Monday 21 November 2011


Who here remembers Won Mississippi?  A while back, they released one of my favourite Scottish albums, Welcomes Careful Drivers, which was rightly voted by the good folk over at jockrock as one of the Top 10 Scottish Albums of the Noughties.

So why am I babbling on about all this then?  Well, Patrick Baird, their lead singer has been busying himself recently, ahead of the release of his debut EP under his solo guise WiredrawnLoose Lips Sink Ships is released next Tuesday and can be bought over here.  I had a wee chat to Patrick to get the lowdown on his solo project but before we hear what he had to say for himself, here's a sneak preview of what you can expect...

...and judging by the comments, I'm not the only one who loves it! Over to Patrick now...

Kowalskiy: Who is Wiredrawn?
Patrick: Wiredrawn is the musical pseudonym of ex Won Mississippi frontman and all round musical gobshite Patrick Baird. I've been sonically procrastinating in a solo capacity for about a year now.

Kowalskiy:  How would you describe 'your sound'?
Patrick: I'm like a giant influence sponge - I try to listen to as much music as I can. I store it all up, jumble it around and try to spit it out again in interesting and different ways...... I've been described as sounding like a ' Scottish Death Cab' and some folks have cited similarities to bands like Slint, Guided By Voices and Reuben.

Kowalskiy: PLUG AWAY!!!
Patrick: I've got an EP coming out on the 29th of November entitled 'Loose Lips Sink Ships' - Grab it for free over at I also update frequently and get involved on and the obligatory bookface page.

Kowalskiy: What else can we expect from Wiredrawn in the future?
Patrick: More collaborations, a single with a 'proper' video along the tantalising possibility of some live shows in the second half of the new year.  I can't wait..............

Nor can I!  Until then, I'll leave you with another belter from the EP.  Mind again, and get your free copy next week!


  1. Great find Kowalskiy. Won Mississippi were one of my favourite bands too. Great to see they live on especially with that first track.

  2. Cheers Doug! Glad you enjoy :) Remember the EP's out next Tuesday!

  3. Amazing people citing WCD as great album and WM as one of their favourite bands. I was singer on WCD and can't remember getting any kudos..apart from Stuart McHugh a man of exceptional musical taste. Playing shows to empty venues is my vague recollection of that period of my life. Wiredrawn, Secret Gang Handshakes are awesome BTW well done Rob and Pat - musical legends

  4. Hey Martin,

    You've got a great set of pipes on you! Classic case of retrospective appreciation on my part. The band had just released their final album when I started to get into them. WCD alone though, deserved a damn more than empty venues!

    What musical irons have you got in the fire these days?


  5. Nothing Dave man - young family takes up most of my time always hanging with Rob though so you never this space. Thanks for the compliments towards the end of it all I was ver disheartned - thought it was a great album and we had a great live show but didn't make any dents in Scottish scene - was weird seeing WCD and Sleeping Spoons in Jockrock list.

    A heads up - there is a real possiblity we may be doing WCD 10th anniversary reunion show here in Berwick - whole album start to finish. Not sure if it will pan out but plan is for a matinee show so people can travel by train and still get home - free entry and all that. If the demand is there ~I think it will happen....

    "Let's start a new game..."


  6. Nothing David - young family up to my eyes. Would love to do something again at some stage.

    Talk of WCD 10th anniversary show in Berwick in 2012!!!

  7. Sorry Martin,

    some weird commenting restriction on posts older than a month! 10th anniversary WCD show sounds like a great idea ;-)