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Ashton Lane, Scotland On Sunday, 10 September 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 10 September 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Off Axis]

ASHTON LANE Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 10 September 2017, Ashton Lane

Ashton Lane are a modern Americana/country act based in Glasgow. The creative force at the core is husband and wife duo Esther and Tim O’Connor, with co-writer and producer Graeme Duffin completing the line up.

They have a talent for penning catchy, radio-friendly country hits and have had an impressive year, touring throughout Europe, performing at the Isle of Wight Festival, Millport Country Festival, and Fynefest. They were also nominated for Best Duo and Best Song at the British Country Music Awards and enjoyed airplay on BBC Radio 2.

The prolific duo have released seven albums to date, with new single ’Breathe You In’ out on 27 October (pre-order from Friday), ahead of tour dates in the UK, Austria and Germany from October to December.

Listen to ’Breathe You In’ at http://bit.ly/AshtonLane-SoS see the video below or visit www.ashtonlaneofficial.com/tour

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 75 towns and cities across the UK. Off Axis’s first monthly Glasgow showcase is on Friday at The Poetry Club, SWG3 featuring Ace City Racers (click here for FREE tickets) and register to TOUR 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

Monticule, Scotland On Sunday, 6 March 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 6 March 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine, Monticule

Consisting of brothers Jamie and Mike Struthers plus school friend Jason Irvine, Edinburgh-based trio Monticule are refreshingly different.

They specialise in soulful, blues-influenced rock with a contemporary twist, combining distinctive vocals, intricate slide guitar and jazz drums.

Released late last year, debut single ‘Vultures’ gained radio support from Edith Bowman on BBC Introducing airplay on Amazing Radio plus a live appearance on STV

Latest single ‘Pros and Cons’ was self-produced and released at a sold out hometown show in The Voodoo Rooms last weekend, with support from Adam Thompson of We Were Promised Jetpacks.

See Monticule live on 14 March at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh, 17 March at The Howlin’ Wolf in Glasgow in addition to festival appearances at FyneFest on 10 June and HebCelt on 16 July. Visit: www.monticuleband.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music business night Born To Be Wide full info visit www.borntobewide.co.uk

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

*Derick recently wrote a blog for EmuBands: How To Create an Electronic Press Kit [EPK] and Gain Press Coverage, the blog covers everything we need to consider artists for our Scotland On Sunday feature, visit http://www.emubands.com/blog/create-electronic-press-kit/