Smitten, Scotland On Sunday, 23 July 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 23 July 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on [in association with Electric Fields Festival]

SMITTEN Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 23 July 2017, Smitten

Edinburgh band Smitten have a novel approach to release dates – they are bringing out an EP on Thursday, as they do each year on 26 July to celebrate the joint birthday of founding members Nicole Smit (vocals) and Charlie Wild (guitar/bass). Next year they plan to release an album on that date

The band recently returned from Germany, where they performed their Queen Of The Blues show, this year’s anniversary launch takes place in Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s.

Their lead track on their latest EP, Sun Rises, is accompanied by a video visit and shows off the edgier side of the band’s repertoire.

With the addition of drummer Alex Palmer, Smitten will also be playing at the Jazz Bar during the Fringe (10 and 17 August) and plan a European tour in November. We wish them a happy birthday on Thursday.

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night, Born To Be Wide. Their next event is in partnership with Made In Adelaide and takes place at Edinburgh’s Summerhall on 9 August. It includes a panel discussion looking at how the Edinburgh festivals can provide a platform for emerging Scottish talent. For free tickets and more details see

Under the Radar is in association with Electric Fields Festival Headline acts Frightened Rabbit and Dizzee Rascal are joined by Band Of Horses, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Glass Animals, Arab Strap, Kate Tempest and many more over a weekend which also celebrates the best in Scottish street food and drink. Visit

Electric Fields Festival sponsors Scotland On Sunday Frightened Rabbit at Electric Fields Festival Dizzee Rascal at Electric Fields Festival Kate Tempest at Electric Fields Festival, sponsors of 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

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