Flying a Machine (out August 10th) is the second studio album from Edinburgh singer/songwriter Aaron Wright. Produced by Francis MacDonald from Teenage Fan Club (the second time that the pair have work together), Aaron Wright sings and writes songs, but he is no run-of-the-mill singer-songwriter. There is an adroitness here, a pop lightness of touch, that elevates him beyond the usual folk troubadour fare.
The album features guest appearances from members of Belle & Sebastian (Nigel Bailie – trumpet, Steve Jackson – guitar, Mick Cooke – horns), Camera Obscura (Ann Campbell – vocals), Rezillos (Chris Agnew – vocals/bass) and Teenage Fanclub (Norman Blake – bass/vocals), the first taster from the record comes in the shapes of the refreshing ‘Rob A Bank’, LISTEN BELOW:
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He was born to a Canadian mother and Scottish father, and developed an early love for quintessentially American folk (Neil Young) and classic British pop (John Lennon’s Beatles demos). Aaron moved from Canada to Edinburgh as a child, pausing only to run away to London, aged 15, to see a Simon and Garfunkel concert. He later dropped out of university, intent on throwing himself into music, and seemingly unable to function without it (he still doesn’t have a bank account, for instance).