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The Broken Ravens, Scotland On Sunday, 6 November 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 6 November 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Musician’ Union]

THE BROKEN RAVENS Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 6 November 2016, The Broken Ravens

We’ve had The Broken Ravens on our radar for some time and in July were witness to them prompting an outbreak of multi-generational moshing in the Stornoway Golf Club clubhouse.

Veering between stoner rock, vintage Black Sabbath and upbeat grunge, the band keep alive the spirit of Soundgarden and the few decent songs Pearl Jam recorded. Based on the Isle of Lewis, The Broken Ravens recently had the track My Shrine featured in Stage Surfers on the Team Rock online gaming platform and next week jet off to Los Angeles for gigs.

In February they are due to release a five-song EP, but have given Under The Radar an exclusive preview of the video for title track Calling Of The Hounds. The Broken Ravens provide an excellent fix of no-nonsense rock. We recommend turning the volume up to eleven. Watch and listen at

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide the music scene seminar and social night www.borntobewide.co.uk

Under the Radar is in association with Musicians’ Union
Musicians Union sponsor new music every week in Scotland On Sunday

Musicians’ UnionBehind Every Musician. To find out more about the benefits of joining visit www.musiciansunion.org.uk/Join

* 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

November Lights, Scotland On Sunday, 30 October 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 23 October 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Musician’ Union]

NOVEMBER LIGHTS Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 30 October 2016, November Lights

Originally from The Three Towns area, northwest of Kilwinning, indie-pop band November Lights now live and study in Glasgow.

The young trio have supported bands like Fatherson and The LaFontaines and we first encountered them at the XpoNorth festival then again in August via youth music touring initiative Hit The Road.

Their catchy new single ’A.U.X’ is an excellent indication of what to expect from their EP ‘Talk’ due out at the end of next month.

In support of the release of th EP, the band embark on a mini-tour, performing at Cafe Drummonds in Aberdeen on 9 December at The Hug and Pint in Glasgow on 10 December and at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on 11 December. Retro Video Club and Audiokicks join them on tour.

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/november-lights/aux

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide the music scene seminar and social night www.borntobewide.co.uk Their next event takes place in Edinburgh’s Electric Circus on 3 November and begins with an interview with Celtic Connections founder, Donald Shaw.

Under the Radar is in association with Musicians’ Union
Musicians Union sponsor new music every week in Scotland On Sunday

Musicians’ UnionBehind Every Musician. To find out more about the benefits of joining visit www.musiciansunion.org.uk/Join

* 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