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Callum Easter, Scotland on Sunday, 18 December 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 18 December 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Musician’ Union]

CALLUM EASTER Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 18 December 2016, Callum Easter

Callum Easter has been creating ripples in Edinburgh for most of 2016, recently picking up nationwide interest in the run-up to the release last week of Get Don’t Want.

Billed as an EP, although with six songs it’s arguably a mini-album, it sees the former member of The Stagger Rats take a decidedly more edgy direction to create one of our highlights of the year. While most blogs and radio shows have picked up on the lead track Feelings Gone, a sing-along number set to a slightly plodding keyboard, Easter really excels on the other songs.

Anyone who remembers the amazing Edinburgh band Penpushers will delight in the claustrophobic sounds and verse of Second Time and Chemo Bells, while the tracks Want It Sometime and Little Burden both display sparks of genius. Easter has been working with Leith-based producer and erstwhile Young Fathers manager, Tim Brinkhurst. Based on what we have heard so far, Brinkhurst has found another winning act. www.callumeaster.com

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

Static Union, Scotland on Sunday, 11 December 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 11 December 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Musician’ Union]

STATIC UNION Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 11 December 2016, Static Union

Although still in their teens, Static Union have amassed a healthy amount of music experience, with frontman Sean penning his first songs at the tender age of 12 and bandmates Liam and James growing up playing in the same function band as their fathers.

Formed two years ago while still at school in Glasgow’s South Side, the four-piece have already played some of the city’s more prestigious grassroots venues including Stereo, Broadcast, St Luke’s and the now defunct Arches.
The band have given us an exclusive preview of their debut single, Turn Out The Lights, released at the end of next month listen at: https://soundcloud.com/static_union/turn-out-the-lights

Driven by a pacy guitar sound, it is set to be accompanied by a video featuring professional dancer Joanna Pirrie. In the meantime, check out Static Union at Glasgow’s Broadcast on Thursday – we expect great things.

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