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Monticule, Scotland On Sunday, 6 March 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 6 March 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine, Monticule

Consisting of brothers Jamie and Mike Struthers plus school friend Jason Irvine, Edinburgh-based trio Monticule are refreshingly different.

They specialise in soulful, blues-influenced rock with a contemporary twist, combining distinctive vocals, intricate slide guitar and jazz drums.

Released late last year, debut single ‘Vultures’ gained radio support from Edith Bowman on BBC Introducing airplay on Amazing Radio plus a live appearance on STV

Latest single ‘Pros and Cons’ was self-produced and released at a sold out hometown show in The Voodoo Rooms last weekend, with support from Adam Thompson of We Were Promised Jetpacks.

See Monticule live on 14 March at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh, 17 March at The Howlin’ Wolf in Glasgow in addition to festival appearances at FyneFest on 10 June and HebCelt on 16 July. Visit: www.monticuleband.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music business night Born To Be Wide full info visit www.borntobewide.co.uk

** For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon

*Derick recently wrote a blog for EmuBands: How To Create an Electronic Press Kit [EPK] and Gain Press Coverage, the blog covers everything we need to consider artists for our Scotland On Sunday feature, visit http://www.emubands.com/blog/create-electronic-press-kit/

Pinact, Scotland on Sunday, 5 July 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 5 July 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine 5 July 2015, Pinact

Pinact is a duo consisting of Corrie Gillies and Chris McCrory. They’re signed to New York label Kanine Records who released their debut album ‘Stand Still and Rot’ at the end of May.

Their latest release is the inclusion of ‘Everybody Says’ on a split EP, featuring Halfrican , SHARPTOOTH and Poor Things from Edinburgh’s Gerry Loves Records [available as a 7” vinyl or a download].

The band has played everywhere from The Great Escape Festival to DIY house gigs and CMJ Music Marathon in America. Their sound is both melodic and loud; ultra-catchy, unashamedly grunge-rock-pop songs with plenty of bite.

Pinact play the BBC Introducing stage at T In The Park on Saturday and tour the UK with fellow label signings, Eternal Summers in September.

For a quick preview, just visit pinactband.bandcamp.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music business events visit www.borntobewide.co.uk For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon