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Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh to release acid house album


Irvine Welsh, the Scottish novelist and playwright responsible for the iconic Trainspotting, is making his first move into music.

Welsh, whose ‘Trainspotting’ novel was made into a cult film by Danny Boyle in 1996, came with it an award-winning soundtrack with help from the likes of Iggy Pop, Brian Eno, Lou Reed, and Underworld, but Welsh won’t be following that trend for his first foray into the music industry.

Discussing his first recorded record, the 60-year-old explained that he intends to inject humour and into his acid house tracks: “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,” he said in a conversation with the Scottish Sun.

“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.

It is also believed that a number of tracks on the record with feature Welsh singing in a German accent.

The album’s release date has not yet been released.