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Anna Meredith, Scotland On Sunday, 22 May 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 22 May 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Lindisfarne Festival]

Scotland On Sunday, 22 May 2016, Anna Meredith

Classical music fans will be familiar with Anna Meredith whose accolades include being Composer in Residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Her piece Connect It was an integral part of the award-winning BBC Ten Pieces project, introducing half of all UK school children to classical music, and her compositions have featured on broadcasts, films and concerts worldwide.

The artist recently released her debut album Varmints which has been long-listed for the Scottish Album of the Year Award. Mixing electronica, contemporary classical, experimental rock and pop, with intermittent bursts of tuba and cello, we witnessed Meredith and band play incredible, genre-bending performances last week at Glasgow’s The Hug & Pint and at the Great Escape festival.

Meredith and her band are booked to appear at various festivals this summer, and her classical music will be performed by the likes of Scottish Ensemble [in June] and Scottish Chamber Orchestra [in December].

Visit: www.annameredith.com

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

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Under the Radar in Scotland On Sunday is in association with LINDISFARNE FESTIVAL

Lindisfarne Festival sponsors new music in Scotland On Sunday, 22 May 2016

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Posable Action Figures, Scotland On Sunday, 24 April 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 24 April 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, 24 April, Posable Action Figures

Posable Action Figures are Gareth Goodlad (guitar and vocals) and John Alexander (drums, samples and backing vocals), an electro, pop-rock band from Edinburgh.

For the past year, they’ve been tucked away in a Leith basement, writing and rehearsing and released their self-titled EP, (produced by David Lloyd of Stillhound / Discopolis) at the beginning of the month.

The results are marvellous; epic guitar riffs, infectious vocal melodies, tight staccato drums and samples – a brilliant debut. Single, ‘Mainline’ received a spin on Vic Galloway’s BBC Radio Scotland show last week. Watch the video for our favourite ‘Not At All’

The duo play Sneaky Pete’s this Friday, The Electric Circus on 20 May, Glasgow’s BLOC on 31 May and ButeFest on the Isle of Bute 29-31 July.

Get the EP Free when you sign up to their mailing list at www.facebook.com/posableactionfigures

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

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