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Huxtable, Scotland On Sunday, 1 May 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 1 May 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, 1 May 2016, Huxtable

With a guitar sound likely to appeal to fans of Rage Against The Machine and Queens of The Stone Age, Huxtable are one of those duos who manage to create a sound much meatier than the sum of their parts.

Hailing from Kilmarnock where they respectively run a studio and work as a chef, the band have a support for local legends, Biffy Clyro to their name, and have also played throughout Scotland.
Huxtable are currently putting the finishing touches to a single, Favourite Thing, mastered by Frank Arkwright, who has worked with artists including Arcade Fire, Snow Patrol, Elton John and Mogwai. And the forthcoming release boasts the studio skills of JP Reid, sometime collaborator with Biffy’s Simon Neil.

Later this month, the band take to the road again with dates confirmed for Edinburgh’s Electric Circus (20 May), Perth’s Twa Tams the following night and the Big Barn Rally in Stockport (28 May). In the meantime, we particularly recommend checking out the tracks Shut Up and Attack.

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/wearehuxtableyouarenot

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry social events and seminars www.borntobewide.co.uk

Under The Radar new music column is in association with Lindisfarne Festival for more information visit www.lindisfarnefestival.com

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

Scumpulse, Scotland On Sunday, 27 March 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 27 March 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, 27 March, Scumpulse

The casual observer of Scotland’s music scene could easily be forgiven for thinking that when it comes to rock and metal, things don’t get any more raucous than Biffy Clyro and their many copyists. However, Edinburgh band Scumpulse are living proof that a parallel universe exists in which every song goes up to 11.

Describing their sound as “punk-infused black metal,” the four-piece released their debut single Broken Reflection last autumn. It incorporates guitar skills last heard during the golden age of axemanship in the 1980s, while introducing social commentary to an oeuvre usually associated with other lyrical themes.

Scumpulse are about to embark on their third UK tour, which begins on 1 April at Edinburgh’s Banshee Labyrinth, where they will be headlining the nine-act bill at Vomfest, a festival they founded two years ago.

For those that can’t make it, they also play a mini set at our Wide Days festival on 22 April at The Electric Circus [click for FREE tickets]

Listen at: https://soundcloud.com/scumpulse

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run run Scotland’s music convention, Wide Days, which takes place from 22-23 April in Edinburgh. See www.widedays.com

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