Live on Alive Radio

"...Any track we decide to develop, we've both got to be 100% behind it, or we don't do it."

On September 17th, we appeared on Alive Radio's Thursday Night Showcase, talking about The Cracked Man. The three tracks of our EP were played on air and we did 2 extra songs live - "Moving on" and "Spaceman".

Live on Alive - thanks to Ali for taking this while we played

The show is normally hosted by Melissa Gunn, but she was recovering from an operation so Ali Donowho stepped in for her. His relaxed and friendly manner meant any pre-show nerves on our part soon dissipated.

If you'd like to hear the show, we were sent a copy which we uploaded to Soundcloud and we've now embedded below. We've also marked off where you can find the music if that's the bit you're interested in.

Stereo, Glasgow

We played our first Glasgow gig in July, at Stereo on Renfield Street, as part of The Lost Wasp Showcase, alongside The Mind Sweepers and The Razorbills.

Thoroughly enjoyable with a supportive audience - what's not to like?

Our friend, Mark Robinson was on hand with his camera and produced a great set of pics:

Eden Festival 2015

Eden Festival is one of our favourites. It seems like pretty much everyone dresses up and the atmosphere is wonderful.

This year we were back playing at Rabbie's Tavern - the beer tent - to a small but very appreciative crowd on the Sunday afternoon.

As Kim is a professional photographer, one of his great frustrations is not being able to photograph us while we're playing. However, in the audience he spotted fellow photographer, Chloe Adams, and handed his camera over to her. To our delight she took some great photos.

Many thanks Chloe!

If you'd like to see some of Kim's pics of Eden, you can find them on Facebook, here:

EP Launch

Our EP launch at the Gordon House Hotel on Friday 13th March was a great success.

Support slots from both Alan McClure and Blue were wonderfully enjoyable, and the crowd was with us all the way.

A superb night all around and greatly enjoyed by all who came along.

Thanks once again to Pete from PR Imaging - - for bringing his camera along and helping us all to look cool :)

Alan McClure


EP Launch - Friday 13th March

It's now one year since The Cracked Man was created, and we've been working on our debut EP.

The artwork has now been created, the tracks have been mastered and everything has been sent off to where we're getting 300 printed up.

We played around with several ideas when trying to think of a cover for the EP, and decided to go for a mix of both our heads blended into one. Originally it was going to split it straight down the middle, but after playing in Photoshop we discovered it was more interesting if it wasn't exact. So although the top half is an even split, Kim's nose is more dominant, it's Marcus's upper lip and Kim's beard.

That was quite fun, but then we played with aging it - sepia toning and a mold-speckled glass overlay - and then it leapt to life like some bizarre Edwardian creation. We knew we had the cover we wanted.

On Friday 13th March, we're going to be officially launching the EP with an event at The Gordon House Hotel in Kirckudbright. As a wee taster of the EP, we've put together a short video of photos of us performing and about 40 second bursts of each of the 3 tracks.

On the day of the launch you'll be able to buy CDs or download the tracks online. But if you're in the area, do come along to see us play live.

And if you don't live elsewhere in the world, then we're open to travelling if you fancy being our manager for the country you live in :)

EP Promo

The Cracked Man have been working on an EP over the winter, which is due for release in March 2015

Here's a taster for you of the 3 tracks on it:
Loving The Sun
Make Believe
Mama's Jig