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Edinburgh-born Lewis McLaughlin (Glastonbury Emerging Talent Winner 2022, SAMA ‘Best Acoustic’ Nominee 2022, Scots Trad Awards ‘Up and Coming Artist Of the Year’ Nominee 2022) was inspired by the likes of John Martyn and Villagers to begin writing and recording his own songs. He has performed across Europe in various outfits, accompanying his father at folk shows and playing with his brother in a folk duo before going solo. 

He currently lives in Glasgow, and released his acclaimed debut album in March 2022, on Andy Monaghan’s (Frightened Rabbit) Monohands Records. Lewis has performed at various festivals with his solo project including Glastonbury, Belladrum, Otherlands and Connect. 

He has been championed by various BBC Radio Scotland shows, the Zoe Ball breakfast show, and has appeared on TV as part of BBC 2’s coverage of Glastonbury 2022. He has been featured by the likes of NME and Rolling Stone UK. He recently performed a live set on BBC Scotland for The Quay Sessions with Roddy Hart as part of Celtic Connections after a sold out show at the CCA in Glasgow. 

Rollin’ On, the new EP,  comes quickly after winning the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition and follows a packed summer of festival performances across the UK. Monohands Records present this raw dynamic EP, widening the landscape of McLaughlin’s cinematic approach to songwriting.   

"What a voice"

Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2


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"gut-punching and raw indie-folk"



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