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Lorraine and The Borderlands, Scotland On Sunday, 13 March 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 13 March 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine, Lorraine & The Borderlands

More than three years after the release of Light In the Darkest Corners, Lorraine & The Borderlands are back with a vengeance. Fans are set to have their patience rewarded with the appropriately named follow up album, New Way To Be which is also destined to win-over new admirers, when it appears later in the year.

Currently being recorded with Jim Sutherland, who has produced many leading Scottish folk acts, the new material demonstrates a strong songwriting talent, more than able to transition out of the fiddlers’ ghetto and onto the airwaves. BBC Radio Scotland’s Janice Forsyth is an early adopter and is set to host the band in session on Monday 14 March. LISTEN again click HERE It gives a taste of some even more impressive tracks to come and we recommend keeping an ear out for Perfect As We Are at one of next month’s live shows. Edinburgh on 9 April Click here for invite/info 10 April at The Hug & Pint in Glasgow and 16 April at Hootananny’s in Inverness.

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Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run run Scotland’s music convention, Wide Days, which takes place from 22-23 April in Edinburgh. See www.widedays.com

* For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon

** Derick recently wrote a blog for EmuBands: How To Create an Electronic Press Kit [EPK] and Gain Press Coverage, the blog covers everything we need to consider artists for our Scotland On Sunday feature, visit http://www.emubands.com/blog/create-electronic-press-kit/

Hugh Kelly, Scotland On Sunday, 28 February 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 28 February 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine, Hugh Kelly

BY THE age of 18 Edinburgh songwriter Hugh Kelly was already a regular fixture on the busking and open mic scene, both in his native city and in Aberdeen, where he spent two years as a student.

After dropping out of his course and returning to the capital in the autumn, he set about recording his debut EP with David Whitmey, whose credits include performers such as Mika, The Wanted, The Saturdays and Sugababes. The resulting four tracks are released tomorrow, and while there might be scope for some overall lyrical development, the title song Give Me All Your Love certainly stands out. Already featured on numerous blogs and local radio stations, it is a moody number infused with a dark pop sound.

Overall it’s an impressive debut, which should pave the way to summer festival slots and provide a taste of the album scheduled for the end of the year. Listen at: www.hughkellymusic.com/music

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music business night Born To Be Wide full info visit www.borntobewide.co.uk

** For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon

*Derick recently wrote a blog for EmuBands: How To Create an Electronic Press Kit [EPK] and Gain Press Coverage, the blog covers everything we need to consider artists for our Scotland On Sunday feature, visit http://www.emubands.com/blog/create-electronic-press-kit/