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Stars And Sitars, Scotland On Sunday, 28 August 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 28 August 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on [in association with EmuBands]

STARS AND SITARS Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 28 August 2016, Stars And Sitars

Released on cassette and digital download earlier this month via 7A Sides Records, Welcome to the Gardens is the debut EP from Stars And Sitars.

The duo, David Walsh [Monowave, Suplex the Kid, The Buttons] and James Barker [Ace City Racers, Juno!], are a psychedelic / shoegaze outfit from Glasgow who are being championed by a growing list of tastemakers.

With distortion drenched guitars, theremins, e-bows and dreamy, synth-like vocals, regaling tales of the supernatural and British folk horror stories, they’ve produced a captivating debut.

Their newly-formed label is also promising, a musician-led imprint with a truly DIY ethos, it makes a welcome addition to the burgeoning Glasgow scene.

For free tickets to the official launch party in Glasgow’s Southside at the end of next month, email

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Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide the music scene seminar and social night

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* 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

Ace City Racers, Scotland On Sunday, 22 Feb 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 22 February 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss

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Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine 22 February 2015

Last summer, Glasgow’s Ace City Racers teamed up with Danny Saunders from the band Correcto as part of the National Galleries, Generation – a Culture 2014 initiative. This resulted in the recording of two tracks, Different Angle and Wilko, an appealing blend of indie rock with a punky edge.
On Monday [February 16], the double A-side 7” was released on Cargo and Do Yourself In Records, with the download coming out simultaneously.
It is due to be followed later in the year by an album produced by Sam Smith, frontman with critically acclaimed Glasgow band, Casual Sex
In the meantime, Ace City Racers are planning a secret gig in Glasgow on Friday [27 February] for those who buy their single. For free tickets simply email a photo/receipt confirming the purchase to The band will reply with the location of this exclusive concert.
We look forward to hearing more from these gents.
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Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry and social events visit For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: