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Folda, Scotland On Sunday, 14 January 2018

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 14 January 2018 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Off Axis]

FOLDA Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 14 January 2018, Folda

One of Edinburgh’s newest bands, Folda launched into the public domain with their debut single Aurora last week.

The quartet is Mark Morrow (no stranger to this column, he has produced scores of emerging Under The Radar-featured artists), David Ritchie, Ewan Simpson and Steve Morrison. Morrow, alongside Simpson were also members of the excellent  The Winter Tradition, whom we’ve also featured.

Aurora is a promising debut – a catchy, dark, electronica-pop track with commercial overtones. It’s expertly produced and guaranteed to get people dancing. So far it’s been featured on Radio Summerhall and smaller blogs including; Alive & Amplified and Club Decode – and no doubt there will be plenty more interest to come.

Listen to Aurora at: https://soundcloud.com/folda and visit www.facebook.com/foldaband and @Foldaband for live announcements and more music.

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry events and seminars. Their next events take place on 1 & 2 February www.borntobewide.co.uk

Under the Radar is in association with Off Axis, a touring and gig swapping network enabling artists to play successful shows and festivals, in over 75 towns and cities across the UK. Look out for Off Axis gigs on 27 January with Bloodlines, North Atlas, Static Union and 9 February with Ded Rabbit, Acrylic, Chris Greig both at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh. Register at https://whatisoffaxis.com

Images: Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling featuring Jamie & Shoony, Indigo Velvet and Ded Rabbit

Off Axis sponsors Scotland On Sunday Indigo Velvet on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling Jamie & Shoony on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling Ded Rabbit on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling

* For consideration as our Artist of the Week please click HERE scroll to the bottom and review checklist of what we NEED in order to feature bands in Scotland On Sunday. Then email: Derick Mackinnon with all the info

Shredd, Scotland On Sunday, 7 January 2018

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 7 January 2018 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Off Axis]

SHREDD Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 7 January 2018, Shredd

Glasgow satellite towns such as Paisley, Bellshill and Hamilton have long served as talent feeders for acts the Scottish metropolis goes on to claim as its own. In 2018 the Le Corbusier-inspired seat of learning, Cumbernauld, could soon be joining the list thanks to the self-described garage fuzz rock outfit Shredd.

The trio kicked off last year with the EP Every Time We Meet I Want To Die, which was followed by the singles Cobra and our favourite, Flight Of Stairs. Moreover, sell-out headline shows along with slots at Stag & Dagger, Tenement Trail and the BBC 6 Music Festival, led to being crowned best newcomer act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards.

Plans are afoot to record a new EP in the spring to be followed by an album and UK tour later in the year. In the meantime, Shredd play Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s on 30 January and Glasgow’s Stereo on 16 February, listen at: https://soundcloud.com/shredd-music

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry events and seminars. Their next events take place on 1 & 2 February www.borntobewide.co.uk

Under the Radar is in association with Off Axis, a touring and gig swapping network enabling artists to play successful shows and festivals, in over 75 towns and cities across the UK register at https://whatisoffaxis.com

Images: Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling featuring Jamie & Shoony, Indigo Velvet and Ded Rabbit

Off Axis sponsors Scotland On Sunday Indigo Velvet on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling Jamie & Shoony on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling Ded Rabbit on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling

* For consideration as our Artist of the Week please click HERE scroll to the bottom and review checklist of what we NEED in order to feature bands in Scotland On Sunday. Then email: Derick Mackinnon with all the info