The album of children’s songs that Mick has conceived and written – Down at the Zoo – is now available for download from iTunes.

The album’s origins lie with the Belle and Sebastian song, The Monkeys Are Breaking Out of The Zoo, which features on the album, and was also a part of the Colours Are Brighter album which Mick curated and featured the likes of Franz Ferdinand, The Flaming Lips and Snow Patrol all performing songs for children.

This time, Mick, assisted by some of his colleagues from Belle and Sebastian and The Amphetameanies (not to mention a trad jazz band, an operatic tenor and a samba drummer) have put together a suite of songs based around the animals in a zoo and what they get up to. More details and audio samples can be found at the Down at the Zoo website.