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Storm The Palace, Scotland On Sunday, 23 April 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 23 April 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival]

STORM THE PALACE Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 23 April 2017, Storm The Palace

If there were a musical equivalent to slow food then it would be Storm The Palace, whose debut album, Snow, Stars and Public Transport was written over a nine-year period while Edinburgh-born singer Sophie Dodds was living in London.

With lyrics capturing snapshots of her life in the Big Smoke, its blend of styles incorporating strings, vocals which nod to Kirsty McColl, the occasional mandolin and the keyboard genius of the ubiquitous Ruben Taylor.

The band’s five members are split between London and Edinburgh, and are signed to US label Abandoned Love Records, which releases the album on 12 May. They begin a tour in London on 6 May, finishing with dates in Glasgow’s Glad Café (13 May) and Edinburgh’s Wee Red Bar (14 May).

A musical feast worth tucking into, Storm The Palace have created one of the best albums this year.

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

Under the Radar is in association with Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival in the hills, 25-28 May 2017 featuring Max Romeo, RURA, Molotov Jukebox, Mouse Outfit, Mungos Hi Fi and many more Scottish and international acts. To find out more visit www.knockengorroch.org.uk

Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival sponsors Scotland On Sunday Max Romeo at Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival Molotov Jukebox at Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival sponsors Scotland On Sunday

* 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

Vistas, Scotland On Sunday, 2 April 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 2 April 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Tribe Tattoo]

VISTAS Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 2 April 2017, Vistas

Penicuick indie-rock outfit Vistas have built up an impressive following since forming last year.

Single launches at Edinburgh’s Mash House and Electric Circus sold out and the band have been heard on Radio Scotland and Amazing Radio.

Boasting a singalong sensibility which lightly nods to The Strokes, Snow Patrol and the Arctic Monkeys, the four-piece have also been garnering interest further afield, thanks to inclusion on several highly regarded Spotify playlists. Their recent release, Feel Alive has been played more than 200,000 times, taking the total number of streams for their songs past 500,000.

Their next gig will be at Edinburgh’s Liquid Rooms on 21 April, playing our (free) Wide Days showcase (Vistas Tickets Here) along with former Under The Radar act The Vegan Leather and Declan Welsh. From our point of view Vistas are set to go far.

Listen to Vistas on Spotify at VISTAS – Spotify

Under the Radar is in association with Tribe Tattoo body piercing and tattoo studios in Edinburgh and Glasgow. To find out more visit www.tribetattoo.co.uk

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry convention Wide Days which takes place from 21-22 April visit www.widedays.com

* 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