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Rachel Alice Johnson, Scotland On Sunday, 9 July 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 9 July 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Electric Fields Festival]

RACHEL ALICE JOHNSON Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 2 July 2017, Foreignfox

Former art student Rachel Alice Johnson has become a well-known face in Edinburgh’s music scene over the past couple of years, demonstrating a strong DIY ethic with both her releases and self-promoted shows.

Eschewing the album in order to experiment with different sounds, her latest single, I Won’t Remember You, is undoubtedly her best track so far. Underpinned by a chunky bassline which provides the perfect accompaniment for a vocal which sounds like PJ Harvey channeling Chris Isaac’s hit, Wicked Game, it has a dark groove which creeps up on the listener.

Having just surfaced from the studio she is already lining up new material to release later in the year and is in the process of planning a tour of Scotland and Northern England for the autumn.

In the meantime, her next live show is at Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s on 16 July – a date to remember.

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night, Born To Be Wide. Their next event is in partnership with Made In Adelaide and takes place at Edinburgh’s Summerhall on 9 August. It includes a panel discussion looking at how the Edinburgh festivals can provide a platform for emerging Scottish talent. For free tickets and more details see www.borntobewide.co.uk

Under the Radar is in association with Electric Fields Festival Headline acts Frightened Rabbit and Dizzee Rascal are joined by Band Of Horses, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Glass Animals, Arab Strap, Kate Tempest and many more over a weekend which also celebrates the best in Scottish street food and drink. Visit www.electricfieldsfestival.com

Electric Fields Festival sponsors Scotland On Sunday Frightened Rabbit at Electric Fields Festival Dizzee Rascal at Electric Fields Festival Kate Tempest at Electric Fields Festival, sponsors of Scotland On Sunday

* 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

Alex Maxwell, Scotland On Sunday, 18 June 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 18 June 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Electric Fields Festival]

ALEX MAXWELL Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 11 June 2017, Chris Greig

Hailing from Dumfries, Alex Maxwell first came to our attention at our Wide Days conference, where he was one of only a handful of artists to receive positive feedback about his music on our “A&R You Brave Enough” session.

He has performed local festivals like Eden and Electric Fields and featured in various blogs. Maxwell’s debut single, The Want Comes In Waves, also the title of his debut EP, has a clear Frightened Rabbit influence (no bad thing) and features Lissa Robertson enabling sweet girl/boy vocal harmonies.

Scotland on Sunday readers can watch the video for the single below or visit: https://youtu.be/NtLIzbQ7FWs

Live dates include 1 July at Kelburn Garden Party, 20 July at The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh, 28 July at Mugstock Festival (full band set) and 9 September at The Live Lounge in Dumfries. For more info see www.alex-maxwell.com

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

Under the Radar is in association with Electric Fields Festival Headline acts Frightened Rabbit and Dizzee Rascal are joined by Band Of Horses, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Glass Animals, Arab Strap, Kate Tempest and many more over a weekend which also celebrates the best in Scottish street food and drink. Visit www.electricfieldsfestival.com

Electric Fields Festival sponsors Scotland On Sunday Frightened Rabbit at Electric Fields Festival Dizzee Rascal at Electric Fields Festival Kate Tempest at Electric Fields Festival, sponsors of Scotland On Sunday

* 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