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VISTAS Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Penicuick indie-rock outfit Vistas have built up an impressive following since forming last year.
Single launches at Edinburgh’s Mash House and Electric Circus sold out and the band have been heard on Radio Scotland and Amazing Radio.
Boasting a singalong sensibility which lightly nods to The Strokes, Snow Patrol and the Arctic Monkeys, the four-piece have also been garnering interest further afield, thanks to inclusion on several highly regarded Spotify playlists. Their recent release, Feel Alive has been played more than 200,000 times, taking the total number of streams for their songs past 500,000.
Their next gig will be at Edinburgh’s Liquid Rooms on 21 April, playing our (free) Wide Days showcase (Vistas Tickets Here) along with former Under The Radar act The Vegan Leather and Declan Welsh. From our point of view Vistas are set to go far.
Listen to Vistas on Spotify at VISTAS – Spotify
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Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry convention Wide Days which takes place from 21-22 April visit www.widedays.com
* 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
T In The Park Highlights | Sunday [Edinburgh tropical-pop quartet Indigo Velvet pictured | T Break stage]
T In The Park’s organisers deserve to be congratulated – not only was the festival a smooth operation but they were so successful at reducing traffic congestion this year, that buses from Glasgow were Sold Out. As a result, and after a four hour journey via Edinburgh, we finally made it onsite on Sunday to see some of Scotland’s most promising bands.
First up, over on the T Break Stage, was colourful young Edinburgh quartet Indigo Velvet with their upbeat, sparkling, self described tropical-pop attracting a considerable crowd. Undoubtedly helped by a flurry of press coverage during the festival, [BBC Radio 1, Press Association, The Sun, Young Scot and more], they performed a flawless, summer-soaked set and were genuinely surprised by the amount of people that turned out to see them.
Also on the T Break stage was the wonderful Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5, who specialise in tongue-in-cheek social commentary, delivered via a lighthearted, fun and highly entertaining live show. Their set featured a cardboard ATM machine, mandatory audience line dancing and crowd-surfing on an inflatable dinghy – the Colonel and the #YellowMovement easily contenders for best live performance.
Man Of Moon were on form over on the BBC Introducing Stage and in between we caught a few songs from some more established acts like; Maximo Park, Slaves and Faithless.
Again, on the T Break Stage we saw; Foreignfox, Sweaty Palms [read preview in Scotland On Sunday], Declan Welsh and Tongues with another key highlight coming from The Lapelles [click to read Scotland On Sunday feature].
Bringing the festival to a close [for us at least] was an epic set from the one and only – LCD Soundsystem [see short video clip below].
Click below to see photo sets from T In The Park Sunday 10 July 2016:
Special mention to bands we would’ve loved to have seen and worth checking out, Bloodlines [read preview in Scotland On Sunday], Frightened Rabbit, [see on BBC TV coverage], The Vegan Leather and JR Green.
For more information visit www.tinthepark.com