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LIFE MODEL Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
When Life Model’s guitarist Christopher T Smith advertised for a singer, he probably didn’t expect that vocalist Sophie Evans would move to the city from Newcastle, having penned lyrics for half the songs he had written.
Four years on and the Glasgow band have established themselves as torch bearers of the classic C86 indie pop sound, wooing festival goers at events including Lost Map’s Howling Fling, Doune The Rabbit Hole and King Tut’s Summer Nights.
Lucky, which was released in July on Durham-based label Frux Tapes and recorded by Smith and Tuff Love’s Susan Bear. An aural picture well-worth checking out, it is guaranteed to appeal to fans of the latter’s band as well as contemporary indie-pop acts such as Veronica Falls.
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* 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
The 2016 line-up for the XpoNorth Festival Seedlings Stage has been unveiled for the SOLD OUT Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival which takes place in Beauly near Inverness from 4-6 August. The line-up represents some of the most promising up and coming bands from The Highlands & Islands, the rest of Scotland and Europe. Fort William four-piece Bloodlines headline one of the days.
Edinburgh, tropical-pop quartet Indigo Velvet are also a top tip, if their debut T In The Park set on the T Break stage last weekend is any indication they’ll have a healthy crowd. Other artists we’ve covered in Scotland On Sunday and The Scotsman include; Ded Rabbit, The Lapelles, HQFU, Eleanor Nicolson, WOMPS and Be Charlotte.
The excellent lineup also includes; Crash Club, Forever, Redolent, Jointpop, Pure Grief, Charlotte Carpenter, Medicine Men, Mt. Doubt, Miracle Glass Company, ONR, American Clay, The Claramassa, Laurence Made Me Cry, The MacGills, The Begbies, This Machine, Dead Zebras and Purple Felts.
For more information visit www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk