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Sun Rose, Scotland On Sunday, 12 November 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 12 November 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Off Axis]

SUN ROSE Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 12 November 2017, Sun Rose

Long-standing readers of this column might recall our enthusiasm for electronic outfit Nevada Base, whose track Love In My Mind was a firm favourite of 2011. So we were pleased to discover a musical phoenix had risen from the band’s ashes in the form of Sun Rose (not to be confused with Swiss duo SunRose or Australian outfit Sunrose).

Earlier this year their debut track, Smirk, was named single of the week on Radio Scotland’s Janice Forsyth show and the follow-up, Minima, is equally promising. Boasting a more atmospheric feel with dreamy vocals and attractive piano interludes, it also appears on the album The Essential Luxury, mixed by Miaoux Miaoux and released on vinyl by the discerning Last Night From Glasgow Records. Anyone ordering a copy from the label’s online shop, gets a free ticket for a special launch gig at Nice N Sleazy in Glasgow on Friday. Visit www.lastnightfromglasgow.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night, Born To Be Wide 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 gig on 22 December in Bathgate 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

Pure Grief, Scotland On Sunday, 5 November 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 5 November 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Off Axis]

PURE GRIEF Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 5 November 2017, Pure Grief

Pure Grief are a brilliant, tongue-in-cheek, grunge / rock trio, hailing from Caithness in the far northern Highlands.

Nominated for Best Rock/Alternative act at the last month’s Scottish Alternative Music Awards, they’ve performed at the likes of XpoNorth and Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival as well as supporting bands such as Fatherson.

Their new double A-side ‘Gossamer / Get It? Got It. Good.’ is out on Friday with a launch gig the following day at Y-Not Bar & Grill in Thurso. Next month they co-headline a mini Scottish tour with Donnie Willow – visiting The Hug & Pint in Glasgow on 14 December, the Tooth & Claw in Inverness on 15 December, The Tunnels in Aberdeen on 16 December and Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on17 December.

Watch the video for ’Gossamer’ at https://youtu.be/6s-UIMIsgYA or below and visit www.facebook.com/puregriefmusic

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night, Born To Be Wide 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 23 November in Edinburgh and 22 December in Bathgate 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