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The Blet Project, Scotland On Sunday, 23 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]

THE BLET PROJECT Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 23 October 2016, The Blet Project

Edinburgh four-piece The Blet Project have been picking up interest in some respected quarters since forming in spring 2015, with their single Mr David Harris picking up spins on Amazing Radio and Parisian station Radio KC, as well being shortlisted on Tom Robinson’s Fresh on the Net’s Fresh Fave’s.

Frontwoman Maisie Hutt delivers their social comment-infused lyrics, and the band’s tracks vary from the jazzy reggae feel of Eight Till Ten to the combined synth and guitar of Anthem.

The Blet Project have supported former UTR-featured acts The Mirror Trap and Kirsten Adamson, and launch their debut album at Edinburgh’s Mash House on 18 November. Entitled Now Live, it is a perfect introduction to the band’s eclectic style.

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/thebletproject

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

Whyte, Scotland On Sunday, 16 October 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 16 October 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Musician’ Union]

WHYTE Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 16 October 2016, Whyte

Whyte are a Glasgow-based Gaelic/electronica duo comprising Gaelic singer-songwriter Alasdair Whyte (right in the picture) and electronic composer and musician Ross Whyte (no relation).

Originally formed via Ceòl’s Craic, an organisation encouraging traditional and contemporary musicians to collaborate, the duo have since performed at TradFest and are currently receiving airplay on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio nan Gàidheal.

Whyte’s sound is an interesting combination of ambient electronica with Gaelic song, and it has seen them compared to the late, great Martyn Bennett and Icelandic band Sigur Rós.

Their debut album Fairich will be launched at the Belmont Filmhouse in Aberdeen on Friday as part of the Sound Festival with further performances at Underdog in Aberdeen on 23 October and An Tobar on Mull on 28 October.

Listen at https://whytetheband.bandcamp.com/releases

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