About Kinbrae 2020-10-13T14:14:08+00:00


Andy Truscott | Kinbrae | Isle of Coll | 2015

Andrew Truscott

Kinbrae is the musical project of twin brothers Andy & Mike Truscott, based in Edinburgh and Fife, Scotland. Kinbrae play a mixture of brass, electronics, percussion and musique concrete to create a uniquely experimental yet accessible form of ambient, classical and electronic music.

They released their first album, Tidal Patterns, in November 2016 on modern classical label 1631 Recordings which was an album inspired by Andy’s time living on the remote Isle of Coll from July 2014 – July 2015. The recording and mixing of the album was funded through a successful Creative Scotland application.

In 2018 they recorded and released a 4 track record in collaboration with established Canadian singer-songwriter Tony Dekker of the band Great Lake Swimmers. This was released on the American label Thesis which is run by renowned American artist Gregory Euclide. Following the success of this record they also released a further song on Thesis as part of their DRIVE project.

In 2018 following discussions with EMI the duo wrote and recorded a library album to be released through their Juice Music label and Sony/ATV. Songs from this album have subsequently been used in a number of BBC shows as well as many on ITV.

The most recent album, Landforms, explored the River Tay and the brothers relationship to it growing up on it’s banks in a village near Dundee but in the region of Fife. It received significant press coverage through Line of Best Fit, The Skinny and many other well respected media outlets.

In 2019 Andy was awarded a prestigious Jerwood Bursary for a self initiated residency to explore modular synthesis and the duo also received Help Musicians UK funding to collaborate with Scottish artist and writer Clare Archibald on a new site specific album inspired by the abandoned Charles Jencks Fife Earth Project in Fife.

Kinbrae have received significant airplay on BBC shows such as Mary Anne Hobbs’ ‘Recommends’ on BBC Radio 6, Elizabeth Alker’s BBC Radio 3 ‘Unclassified’ and Stephen McCauley’s BBC Ulster/Foyle “Soundscapes’ show, being named as some of the most exciting composers working in the field of contemporary classical and electronic music today alongside artists such as Max Richter, Nils Frahm and others. 

Tracks across all of these releases have received airplay on a number of radio shows including on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Ulster/Foyle.

MikeTruscott | Kinbrae | Isle of Coll | 2015

Michael Truscott