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SEØUEL, Scotland On Sunday, 4 October 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 4 October 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine, 4 October 2015, SEØUEL

Producer and musician Tom Nicol aka SEØUEL started out as a guitarist and singer with Edinburgh indie act Degrassi. However, in his current musical incarnation he connects with Scotland’s illustrious electronic music heritage with a nod pioneers such as PURE and Glasgow’s SOMA Records. He was recently nominated for a Scottish Alternative Music Award and is due to embark on a coast to coast DJ tour of the US in December.

Offering a much edgier, intense alternative to the current crop of wussy, synth pop arrivistes, SEØUEL has already released two EPs [entitled Prague and Reykjavik] from a trilogy. Each takes his name from a city which has made a lasting impression on Nicol in his other job as a tour manager for acts including The 1975 and Primal Scream.

Conrad The Barbarian is an exclusive taster from the final release in the series, Budapest, which is due out next month. Listen at https://soundcloud.com/sequelsoundx

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the music industry seminar evenings www.borntobewide.co.uk their next event takes place on Thursday 5 November

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Ded Rabbit, Scotland On Sunday, 15 February 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 15 February 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss

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Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine 15 February 2015

Ded Rabbit are four brothers from Yorkshire who moved to Edinburgh to hone their musical skills. With hints of the Housemartins and early Arctic Monkeys, infused with a twist of funk and original lyrics, they have created a distinctive and highly-listenable sound of their own.
We caught them on the Glasgow date of their current tour and were particularly impressed with frontman, Eugene Gaine, whose frenetic stage antics see him combine lead-vocal duties with turns at the guitar and saxophone.
Ded Rabbit’s EP, ‘Wake Up In A Dream’, was self-released on 7 February and recorded at Rocket Science Studios whose diverse range of credits include Texas, Dougie MacLean, Belle & Sebastian and the Walking With Dinosaurs soundtrack.
XFM’s Jim Gellatly promptly made its first song, Better On The Day, his breakout track of the week and there have been plays on Radio Scotland too. The attention is well-deserved. Ded Rabbit are great!
For more on Ded Rabbit visit www.ded-rabbit.com Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry and social events visit www.borntobewide.co.uk