Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh plans to drop an acid house album
Irvine Welsh is writing through a different medium- music.
His mind brought us the pop culture classic, Trainspotting, and now he is writing an acid house album, paying an homage to the genre responsible for his literary road.
At 60, Welsh aims to inject fun and humour in his acid house tracks, reportedly even singing on some in a German accent.
He is currently on a book tour to promote his latest literary offering, Dead Men’s Trousers, which is part of the Trainspotting series.
Throughout the tour he has played guest DJ slots of his acid house tunes, which he said is a “counterblast” to “joyless young artists who have mastered the tech to create music at home but don’t dance,” as is reported by The Scottish Sun.
Swirling effects, noises and boomy basslines
“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. Some of it is pretty groovy.”
“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.”
In an interview with MixMag, Welsh revealed all regarding the influence acid house had on his writing:
“I wouldn’t have been a writer if it hadn’t been for acid house. When I started to write, I wanted to try and capture the excitement of being in a club, on E, dancing to a 4/4 beat. I wanted to capture that on the page.”
Irvine Welsh hasn’t revealed an album release date, but keep your ears open,