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Life Model, Scotland On Sunday, 3 September 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 3 September 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on [in association with Off Axis]

LIFE MODEL Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 3 September 2017, Life Model

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.

Life Model play play several dates in Glasgow over the coming weeks, as well as a benefit for Music For Mental in Bathgate on 30 September. Visit

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night, Born To Be Wide

Under the Radar is in association with Off Axis; a free to use touring and gig swapping network enabling artists to play successful shows and festivals, to guaranteed audiences in over 75 towns and cities across the UK. Off Axis enables artists to build fanbases nationwide, be part of it

Images: Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling featuring Jamie & Shoony, Indigo Velvet and Ded Rabbit

Off Axis sponsors Scotland On Sunday Indigo Velvet on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling Jamie & Shoony on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling Ded Rabbit on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling

* 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

XpoNorth Seedlings Stage at Belladrum Festival

XpoNorth Seedlings Stage at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

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.

Scotland On Sunday, 12 June 2016, Bloodlines

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.

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