A Year in Music – Jamie Cameron (The Last Dinosaur) – Questions by Killian Laher
What music stood out for you in 2017?
I’ve actually been collecting all of my favourites throughout the year in this playlist. I’ll be adding the final four months of discoveries at the close of 2017.
Any discoveries that had passed you by previously that made sense this year?
The one that immediately springs to mind is …Sing For Very Important People by The Free Design. It was originally released in 1970 but the brilliant people over at Light In The Attic dug it out and re-released it back in 2004. I’m not sure exactly why I stumbled upon it this year but it has resonated deeply with me. It sounds like the music from the dreams you had in your childhood after afternoons watching Sesame Street and strange cartoons that you now have vague memories of.
Are you still buying music?
I still buy music, although not as much as I’d like because I am basically a full time musician and I’m currently concerned about making my rent in two months.
Any recommendations as to where?
I would highly recommend both Norman Records and Truck Store. They’re both ridiculously passionate about music and have been incredibly supportive of our album.
Sometimes it seems there are as many rereleases as new albums. Are you interested in reissued albums?
Definitely. I mentioned them in passing above but Light In The Attic are the place to go if you want to discover forgotten albums from the past that you are bound to fall in love with.
How are things going yourself? Any plans for 2018?
Things are going well, thank you! We have been encouraged and heartened to see that Norman Records and Truck Store both picked The Nothing in their Albums of the Year 2017 lists alongside some illustrious company. We also recently played a headline show for The Line of Best Fit which went far better than we could ever have dreamed. Next year will see many more shows, hopefully some festivals, and perhaps some new music to share.