"Hopefully people are going to jump around and have a bop, but you’re not going to have your ears bleeding"
Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has revealed his plans to release an acid house album, in a bid to ‘counterblast’ what he calls the the ‘joyless’ music of today.
The legendary novelist and playwright told the Scottish Sun about his latest foray into music, claiming that he wants to have fun with dance, and will even lend guest vocals to some tracks in a German accent.
“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.”
He added that the record was designed to “counterblast” the “joyless young artists” who make dance music in their bedrooms but do not dance. His music has been aired during his guest DJ slots on a promo tour for latest book ‘Dead Men’s Trousers’.
A regular DJ, Welsh also revealed that he’ll be returning to live in Europe after his time in Miami next year. No release date has been revealed for the album as of yet.
Welsh made headlines last year when he likened the Britpop era to “selling off British youth culture”.
“I despised Tony Blair, never fell for New Labour,” he said, alluding to the political party’s rebranding, which included appealing to young people by jumping on the Britpop bandwagon. “The whole Britpop era felt like we were selling off British youth culture to the globalised market place.”