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Foggy City Orphan, Scotland On Sunday, 24 September 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 24 September 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Off Axis]

FOGGY CITY ORPHAN Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 24 September 2017, Foggy City Orphan

Glasgow quartet, Foggy City Orphan combine family members with school friends – brothers John and Paul McLinden on guitar and vocal duties,  and Michael Valente on bass and Stephen Sweeney on drums.

Taken from their debut album, which was produced by Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Arab Strap), the band release excellent new single Fake News Blues on 9 October. It’s a short, sharp slice of topical indie/rock social commentary, poking fun at Trump and fake news in general.

The single has gained airplay from Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music, Billy Sloan via BBC Radio Scotland and they played XpoNorth and TRNSMT Festivals earlier this year.

Catch them live on 26 October when they headline a BBC Introducing gig at Glasgow’s King Tuts.

Listen to Fake News Blues at https://soundcloud.com/foggycityorphan/fake-news-blues and visit www.facebook.com/foggycityorphan

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 75 towns and cities across the UK. Off Axis enables artists to build fanbases nationwide, be part of it and 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

Mt. Doubt, Scotland On Sunday, 12 March 2017

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

MT. DOUBT Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 12 March 2017, MT. DOUBT

MT. DOUBT began two years ago in Edinburgh as the solo project of singer-songwriter Leo Bargery, and is now a very promising sextet.

They release latest single ’Tourists’ through Scottish Fiction records on 31 March as a split 7’ vinyl alongside Dunfermline band Foreignfox (for their single Lights Off Carry Me Home).

Mt. Doubt have been on our radar for a while. They’ve played T In The Park, supported artists like White Lies and Admiral Fallow and Bargery’s distinctive vocals and accomplished songwriting have led to airplay on Roddy Hart’s BBC Radio Scotland show and BBC 6 Music.

See Mt. Doubt and Foreignfox perform live together on 7 April at Beat Generator in Dundee and 8 April at Nice ’N’ Sleazy’s in Glasgow. Support for both gigs comes from young Edinburgh quartet SKJØR who we featured last year. Listen to ’Tourists’ at https://soundcloud.com/mtdoubt

Under the Radar is in association with Tribe Tattoo to find out more visit www.tribetattoo.co.uk

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry social and seminar night, Born To Be Wide. Their annual Wide Days convention takes place from 21-22 April visit www.widedays.com

* 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