Andrew Paine is a Glasgow based musician: his work ranging from solo voice, through layered howling guitars, gentle piano interludes, SW radio, oblique electronics and wherever he likes in between.
He initially broke cover collaborating with Richard Youngs in their progressive rock group project Ilk. Following their second album “Canticle” (VHF, 2005), he became particularly prolific, releasing many collaborative titles both with Youngs and with fellow Glasgow resident Caroline McKenzie as well as several solo titles. He founded his own Sonic Oyster Records in 2006 to release much of his work and co-founded the progressive kraut-rock power trio, Space Weather with Caroline McKenzie and Brian Lavelle.
Current duties extend to bass guitar with punk trio ‘The Flexibles’ , one half of theosophical thinkers ‘The Blue Tree’, with long-time collaborator, Matthew Shaw (Tex La Homa) co-founder of Turds of the Reformation with Sybren Renema (Death Shanties), the ying to Jordan MacRae’s yang in dark ambient ‘Grainer’ project and a fully paid up member of The Domestiques with Kevin McCarvel.
Originally from the Isle of lewis, Kevin McCarvel is a Glasgow based musician whose main activity has been with Some jaguar, a duo with axe wrangler Stuart Crutchfield who trade in repeat-riff blowouts and spontaneous guitar levitations. More recently he has collaborated with Andrew Paine in The Domestiques, a project consolidating their musical explorations into a blend of ragged destruct guitar, bass, shortwave radios, old tapes and electronics.
Other work has included live performances with The Flexibles and Frances McKee (The Vaselines). Additionally, he runs Nyali Recordings as as Good Energy Records, a collaboration with Jennifer lucy Allan of Arc Light Editions.