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by Dog On A Swing

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Overthought 02:33
Grand Plans 04:03
Push It Back 03:07
De Story Ing 03:24
Sin Song 02:27
If You Want 04:03
Worth 03:21
Or Lack Of 04:38
Life Raft 05:23
Expectations 03:57


released July 24, 2017

Ed Ritchie: vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitar, electric piano
Martyn Rollo-Rose: bass guitar, ukulele bass, electric guitars, glockenspiel, backing vocals
Graeme Mearns: drums & percussion, electric guitar, backing vocals
Faith Eliott: backing vocals
Rebecca Clarke: backing vocals
Emily Kelly: backing vocals
Caroline Overy: backing vocals, vocal arrangement on Clearing (part 3)
Oliver Farrell: organ, synthesisers, piano
Daniel Crichton: electric guitars
James Whyte: piano
Adam Cross: harmonica
Jon Bews: violin, electric violin
Sandie Forbes: violin
Graham Coe: cello
Monica Webster: trumpet
Jeffrey Koren: bass trombone
Strings and brass arranged by Tom Irvine
{click on each song for individual credits}

All songs written by Ed Ritchie
Produced by Graeme Mearns and Ed Ritchie
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Graeme Mearns
Assistant drum engineering by Jamie Mearns
Recorded in the Red Room, Edinburgh between October 2015 and October 2016

Dog On A Swing logo by Nicole Strachan

The following photos were licensed under CC by 2.0, selected by Ed Ritchie and adapted by Zakaria Nada-
Front cover: 'Sun through the curtains I' by David Barrie (flickr.com/photos/addictive_picasso/2735089480)
Back cover image- 'High Altitude' by Caleb Roenigk (flickr.com/photos/crdot/6990664013)
Disc image- 'Bonfire, Sherwood Forest Court' by Deb Nystrom (flickr.com/photos/stella12/15033725182)

Grid (CD) and individual track photos (Bandcamp release) by David Barrie, NOAA Photo Library, Jack Dorsey, Silke Remmery, Tim Sheerman-Chase, twak, Deb Nystrom, Stuart Cale, Jenny Downing, Luz, Mike Steele, audi_insperation, Paul Albertella, Phil Roeder, and Caleb Roenigk respectively and licensed under CC by 2.0


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Dog On A Swing Edinburgh, UK

3-minute(ish) pop(py?) songs.

Dog On A Swing is the pseudonym under which Ed Ritchie writes and plays music. Sometimes just him, he likes to bring in other musicians on a fluid and flexible basis.

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