Pictish Trail ‘Thumb World’ press reactions

They invigorate the sense of life on the margins with this whirlwind of psychedelic pop”

The Guardian

★★★★½ Norman Records

★★★★ Uncut

★★★★ Record Collector

★★★★ Mojo

★★★★ The Skinny

★★★★ The List

★★★★½ Musik Express

★★★★½ Les Oreilles Curieuses

★★★★ Dagens Nyheter

★★★★ Blow Up

★★★★ Rumore

★★★★ Ondarock

★★★★ Magic RPM

★★★★ Soul-Kitchen

★★★★ OX Fanzine

★★★★ MPodia

Eccentric journeys into outer space and virtual realityUncut

“A winningly earthy trip to DIY alt-pop’s outer limits” Record Collector

“Huge leap heavenwards for Scotland’s leftfield pop hero” Mojo

Creative, life-affirming, funny and beautifulThe Skinny

“A satisfying pop record, the sound of an artist flexing his superpowers” Electronic Sound

“His sound has broadened out, the result lying somewhere between Beta Band and Super Furry Animals.. singalong chorus’ and psychedelic explosions of noise” Sunday Times

“A beautiful peach of an album that brims with truth and glory” Norman Records

“Thumb World could be his most dazzling, most exceptional yet…charming and helplessly beautiful” Clash

One of my favourite artists” Lauren Laverne

“Beautiful… there is something poignant and beautiful about this song (Turning Back)” Lauren Laverne

“A real hero of the Scottish underground scene” Huw Stevens

“Like a single malt from the region, Thumb World is best enjoyed through slow and reflective tasting.” Graham Reid

 “Un disque pop fascinant” Soul-Kitchen

“Pop nostalgique et audacieuse. Thumb up…” Focus Vif

“Perfekter Pop” Neolyd

“Su trabajo más sorprendente hasta la fecha” Mindies
“Eccitante” Rockerilla

“Pictish Trail diseña un universo intrigante pero plácido y acogedor” Rockdelux

“Pictish Trail a sa propre façon de mêler guitares et sons électronico-bucoliques pour nous embarquer dans des aventures sonores cultivant un excitant goût d’imprévu” Ouest-France

“Un disque pop fascinant où rien n’est interdit et où tout est possible. Et cela fait un bien fou !” Soul-Kitchen

“Bon album, incontestablement” Muzzart

“Thumb World è un disco divertente ed eclettico, ma allo stesso tempo compatto, in cui canzoni anche molto diverse tra loro riescono a stare insieme con grande coerenza.” Sentire Ascoltare

“Caleidoscopico, divertente ed originale (…) Pollice in alto” Impatto Sonoro

“Il meglio della propria arte” Ondarock

“Een prima album” Festival Info

“Det fantasifulla och underhållande är lika påfallande i hans psykedeliska popmusik, lika späckad med elektroniska subtilititeter som med melodiska kvaliteter.” Nöjesguiden

wonderfully weird

Norman Records