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T In The Park, Sunday 10 July 2016

T In The Park Highlights | Sunday [Edinburgh tropical-pop quartet Indigo Velvet pictured | T Break stage]

Indigo Velvet, T Break Stage, T In The Park, 10 July

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:
T In The Park 2016, Scotland On Sunday, The Van T's Scotland On Sunday, The Spook School

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

We Came From Wolves, Scotland On Sunday, 10 April 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 10 April 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, 10 April, We Came From Wolves

Fresh from a tour of the Scottish Highlands, including a live session on Gaelic station BBC Rapal, Perthshire alt-rock quartet We Came From Wolves are starting to make waves.

Taken from their self-titled debut album, their latest single, ‘Ruiner’ was released last month via Saraseto Records and to date, they’ve enjoyed attention from BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway, Jim Gellatly, Rock Sound, Big Cheese Magazine and Kerrang!

Live, the four-piece are a force of nature and their blistering shows have led to bookings as far afield as Slovakia, Germany, France, support slots with Frightened Rabbit, The LaFontaines and helped secure a Best Rock / Alternative gong at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards.

Their next gig is at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on 23 April as part of new multi-venue festival The Big Discovery Listen at: https://soundcloud.com/wecamefromwolvesmusic

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run run Scotland’s music convention, Wide Days, which takes place from 22-23 April in venues throughout Edinburgh www.widedays.com

Under The Radar new music column is in association with Lindisfarne Festival for more information visit www.lindisfarnefestival.com

* For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon