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The Deadly Winters, Scotland On Sunday, 1 November 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 1 November 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read article directly on Scotsman.com click HERE or click PHOTO

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine, 1 November 2015, The Deadly Winters

Edinburgh act The Deadly Winters boast a folk pop sound guaranteed to appeal to fans of the Waterboys [whose singer Mike Scott also hails from the capital]. With two albums to their name since forming in 2011, the five piece have played several key events including Celtic Connections and Dougie Maclean’s Perthshire Amber, as well as enjoying airplay on several BBC Radio Scotland shows.

Their latest EP is released on Friday 6 November and in an exclusive preview, the video for its title track Table In The Corner, is unveiled to Scotland on Sunday readers today Arguably their strongest song to date, its appeal elevates them beyond the folk circuit and establishes The Deadly Winters as a serious prospect for both daytime radio and mainstream festivals. The band play a launch gig at Henry’s Cellar Bar in Edinburgh, appear on STV’s Riverside Show on 18 November and will appear at a benefit for the Leith Theatre on 28 November. www.thedeadlywinters.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the music industry seminar evenings Born To Be Wide The next event takes place on Thursday 5 November and features Unique Events founder Pete Irvine in conversation, followed by a panel discussion entitled “imagining the perfect music city.” For more info / to purchase tickets click: HERE

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

The Van T’s, Scotland On Sunday, 25 October 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 25 October 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine, 25 October 2015, The Van T's

Twin sisters Hannah and Chloe Van Thomson, formed The Van T’s in 2013 and recently expanded the line-up to include Joanne Forbes on bass and Shaun Hood on drums.

The surf-rock, grunge quartet have enjoyed a landmark year, playing the T In The Park, Electric Fields and Wickerman Festivals, gaining representation via former We Were Promised Jetpacks manager Sharon Stephens, being championed by taste-makers like BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway as well as supporting acts, not too dissimilar in style, like Honeyblood.

Their debut EP Laguna Babe is released via Bloc+ Music, the record label arm of BLOC+ bar in Glasgow on 13 November, with the launch on 14 November at the Hug and Pint in Glasgow. They perform at Edinburgh’s Opium this Friday [30 October], Halloween at BLOC+ and the Strange Behaviours Festival in Stirling on 20 November. Get your FREE Download at http://blocmusic.org/news/the-van-ts-release-free-download/

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the music industry seminar evenings Born To Be Wide their next event takes place on Thursday 5 November at The Electric Circus in Edinburgh.

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