‘Let Me Off At The Bottom’ is the third album from Glasgow’s Daniel Meade and continues to build on the excellent work of its predecessors. This is music with heart, soul and a real pop sensibility, wry and honest in equal measure.
'Let Me Off At The Bottom' features 11 new Meade originals. It is the first record he has made with The Flying Mules and the hundreds of gigs they have notched up over the last couple of years really comes across in this collection. The Flying Mules are made up of Lloyd Reid on electric guitar, Mark Ferrie on double bass and Thomas Sutherland on the drums. The album was recorded live (for the most part) at the legendary CaVa Studios in Glasgow and mixed by Morgan Jahnigover in Tennessee.
This album looks to both the past and future at once and features songs that draw on a widely varying influence and subject matter. Depression, prescriptions, limerence, and even a shotgun wedding are all here (amongst others), a mixed bag made coherent by The Flying Mules road-honed sound.
Following his debut album ‘As Good As Bad Can Be’ (2013) and 2014’s ‘Keep Right Away’ 2015 saw Meade and The Mules complete two successful headline UK Tours, a sell out nationwide tour opening for Pokey LaFarge and once again being invited to perform live on the BBC as part of the highly successful 'BBC at The Quay' sessions in Glasgow. Meade also undertook a two week solo stint in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium opening for and backing Diana Jones. As a result, he and long-term guitarist Lloyd Reid were invited back to the EU for a string of their own dates at the end of August, which were a great success and already there are more EU shows confirmed for 2016/17. Daniel and the band finished off the year on a high, supporting Scottish music royalty The Proclaimers.