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Finiflex, Scotland On Sunday, 29 October 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 29 October 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Off Axis]

FINIFLEX Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 29 October 2017, Finiflex

For the past two decades a discreet studio opposite a Leith tower block has been the HQ of Finiflex Records while simultaneously serving as a source of music heard in advertisements for Irn Bru, IKEA, Drink Aware and even the relaunched Rubik’s Cube.

Built by John Vick, in recent years it has also hosted some interesting guests, including Irvine Welsh and Nicola Sturgeon, as well as DJs such as Andrew Weatherall and Justin Robertson. In what might be described as launching a range of “own brand” music, Vick has joined forces with his erstwhile collaborator, Davie Miller, to form Finiflex (the band) as a vehicle for their new creations.
On Friday the duo released a groove-laden slice of electronica (on Finiflex Records, of course) entitled TA TA OO HA giving a tantalising taste of what is to follow on an album in the new year.

Watch the video for TA TA OO HA at: https://youtu.be/T6McMp6EPzc and listen/buy TA TA OO HA at https://finiflex.bandcamp.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night, Born To Be Wide www.borntobewide.co.uk

Under the Radar is in association with Off Axis, a touring and gig swapping network enabling artists to play successful shows and festivals, in over 75 towns and cities across the UK. Look out for Off Axis gigs featuring Ded Rabbit at The Hug & Pint in Glasgow on Monday 30 October and at The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh on 4 November register at https://whatisoffaxis.com

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

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 Scotsman.com [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 www.facebook.com/LifeModelMusic

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night, Born To Be Wide www.borntobewide.co.uk

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 https://whatisoffaxis.com

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