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Red King, Scotland On Sunday, 16 July 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 16 July 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on [in association with Electric Fields Festival]

RED KING Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 16 July 2017, Red King

Hailing from Dundee, emerging hip-hop artist Red King has just released his excellent debut ‘The Subconscious EP’ via Spee Six Nine’s record label Player 2 Music.

Despite being a relative newcomer, he’s already supported artists including; Grandmaster Flash, Ugly Duckling, Talib Kweli, Benny Banks and Dead Players, featured on BBC The Social and been championed by The Skinny Magazine.

His next live performance is part of the Scottish Beatbox Battles at Glasgow’s Nice N Sleazy’s on Saturday 22 July, with a UK tour planned in the next few months.

Watch the accompanying music video for single Id via WAVVY Music:

and listen to the full EP at or

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

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

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* 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

Jamie & Shoony, Scotland On Sunday, 17 April 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 17 April 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, 17 April, Jamie & Shoony

Jamie & Shoony first gained attention four years ago when they played a guerilla gig in an Edinburgh supermarket and posted the performance on youtube. Since then they have since added a rhythm section and carved out a reputation for their rousing live shows which appeal to an extremely broad audience, and which invariably involve crowd surfing.

Yet although they have played everywhere from strip clubs to Linthlithgow Palace, as well as dozens of festivals, the band only recently got round to releasing a single. With its driving guitars, pounding rhythms and a chorus which induces the listener to simultaneously sing along and jump around, it brilliantly captures the energy of their live sets.

Jamie & Shoony are now lining up their next release, Settle Down, and Glasgow shoppers should look out for some exotically disguised individuals on Saturday, when the band plan to film their new video in a variety of disguises.

Before then, they are due to headline Hempfest on Glasgow Green (20 April) and have dates in Perth, Kilmarnock, Lockerbie, Brodick and Dunfermline over the coming weeks. These culminate in a support slot for Sugarhill Gang and Grandmaster Flash at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room 4 June [click for tickets] Expect the audience to be very warmed up by the time the hip hop masters take to the stage – Jamie & Shoony are a musical force to reckon with.


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

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

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