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Ayakara, Scotland On Sunday, 21 August 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 21 August 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with EmuBands]

AYAKARA Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 21 August 2016, Ayakara

Ayakara have developed quite a fanbase in Edinburgh, since forming in 2015 while still at school. The Leithers have released three EPs and are establishing a reputation for their live shows, which often involve audience participation.

With a pacey sound which draws on everything from 1960s garage to 1990s indie rock, the quintet’s next release Bitter Kiss, is likely to win new converts, in part thanks to its musical nod to The Strokes. The single is due to coincide with the band’s latest tour which begins in Dundee on 10 September and ends in London on 24 September.

Scotland On Sunday readers can listen to Bitter Kiss via this exclusive link: https://soundcloud.com/ayakaramusic/bitter-kiss/s-Wk9Tf

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide the music scene seminar and social night. Their next event takes place at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Spiegel Tent at 9pm on 23 August and features veteran Smash Hits/NME journalist Sylvia Patterson and Honeyblood’s Stina Tweeddale. www.borntobewide.co.uk

Under the Radar is in association with EmuBands
EmuBands sponsor new music every week in Scotland On Sunday

For more information on digital music distribution visit www.emubands.com and use promocode SOS for a 10% discount.

* 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

Acrylic, Scotland On Sunday, 24 July 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 24 July 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with EmuBands]

Acrylic Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 24 July 2016, Acrylic

Since supporting The View on 1 January, Acrylic have gone on to win over audiences at key Scottish venues including King Tut’s, Nice’n’Sleazy, Fat Sam’s, Sneaky Pete’s and The Electric Circus.

Moreover, the Glasgow-based five piece have also been picking up plays from the likes of Dermot O’Leary on Radio 2 and the Roddy Hart Show on Radio Scotland.

Although they describe themselves as alternative indie-rock, the band have a more subtle sound than many of the acts who would put themselves in that category. On their new single, Overrun, the vocals suggest a crooner-ish yearning, while a jangly guitar provides a touch of summer lightness. The track, which was released on Friday is mixed by veteran producer Paul Savage, and comes a week after the band played Glasgow’s St Luke’s Festival.

Acrylic venture out of the Central Belt to play the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival on 5 August. Listen at www.acrylicmusic.co.uk/single/

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

Under the Radar is in association with EmuBands
EmuBands sponsor new music every week in Scotland On Sunday

For more information on digital music distribution visit www.emubands.com and use promocode SOS for a 10% discount.

* 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