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100 Fables, Scotland On Sunday, 3 December 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 3 December 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on [in association with Off Axis]

100 FABLES Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 3 December 2017, 100 Fables

100 Fables are an energetic, 80s-influenced, electro girl/boy quartet from Glasgow.

They’ve had airplay from Vic Galloway via BBC Introducing, Jim Gellatly on Amazing Radio, BBC Radio Scotland’s Janice Forsyth Show as well as featuring on the weekly American-based show (broadcast on 65 stations worldwide), Passport Approved.

In summer they played at Isle of Wight Festival, Carnival 56 and Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, as well as music industry showcases Off The Record in Manchester and XpoNorth in Inverness, and have supported a diverse range of artists including, The View, Glasvegas, Scouting For Girls, Travis, Bay City Rollers and Deacon Blue.

100 Fables released their brilliant debut EP ‘We Are Electric Girls and Boys’ at Glasgow’s ABC2 to a near-capacity crowd last week, find out more at:

Watch the video for single ‘Untold’ below or at:

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night, Born To Be Wide

Under the Radar is in association with Off Axis, a touring and gig swapping network enabling artists to play successful shows and festivals, in over 75 towns and cities across the UK. Watch out for Off Axis gigs 8 December at The Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh and 22 December at Midnight Breakfast Club in Bathgate – register at

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

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

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:

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music business night Born To Be Wide full info visit

** 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