Irvine Welsh reveals plans for “classic acid house” album

The Scottish writer has an acid house LP in the works.

Irvine Welsh, best known for his 1993 novel Trainspotting, has revealed that he will be releasing an acid house album. The news comes as Welsh tours the UK to promote his new novel Dead Men’s Trousers, which follows Mark Renton – a character who initially appeared in Trainspotting – as he runs a DJ management company. So far, some of Welsh’s material has appeared during his guest DJ slots on the promotional tour.

Welsh first spoke of the album to The Scottish Sun, saying, “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,” he adds. “And you’re not going to want to be stripped to the waist, salivating and banging your head off the floor.” Furthermore, Welsh will be singing on some of the tracks in a German accent. A release date for the album is yet to be confirmed.

The Edinburgh-born author has previously released a book of short stories entitled The Acid House, and in March 2017 it was announced that he would be writing a TV series about acid house in the 1980s called Ibiza87.