From the Outside Looking In’ is the first solo recording by Andrew Taylor, front man, chief songwriter and producer of Scottish alt.country, powerpop band, Dropkick. This collection of songs were written at various points in the last 15 years and draw upon a variety of influences across different genres, mixing pop, alternative rock and Americana. The album was recorded at Dropkick’s rehearsal and recording studio in Edinburgh, Scotland during a 2 week period in 2016 with all instruments and vocals being performed and recorded by Andrew.
As a founding member of Dropkick, Andrew has written, produced and released 14 albums and 3 EPs, as part of one of Scotland’s most prolific bands. The most recent Dropkick album, ‘Balance the Light’ was the band’s most successful and received very positive reviews. It was supported with the band’s first German shows, their 3rd headline tour of Spain and numerous Scottish shows. The album received significant airplay across the UK and Europe, including being featured as ‘Record of Note’ on BBC Radio Scotland’s Roddy Hart Show and with a live session on Radio Euskadi’s La Jungla Sonora show in Spain.
Andrew will support the new album with his first solo acoustic concerts in Spain this Summer and at the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival in the Highlands of Scotland in August.