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Pinact, Scotland on Sunday, 5 July 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 5 July 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine 5 July 2015, Pinact

Pinact is a duo consisting of Corrie Gillies and Chris McCrory. They’re signed to New York label Kanine Records who released their debut album ‘Stand Still and Rot’ at the end of May.

Their latest release is the inclusion of ‘Everybody Says’ on a split EP, featuring Halfrican , SHARPTOOTH and Poor Things from Edinburgh’s Gerry Loves Records [available as a 7” vinyl or a download].

The band has played everywhere from The Great Escape Festival to DIY house gigs and CMJ Music Marathon in America. Their sound is both melodic and loud; ultra-catchy, unashamedly grunge-rock-pop songs with plenty of bite.

Pinact play the BBC Introducing stage at T In The Park on Saturday and tour the UK with fellow label signings, Eternal Summers in September.

For a quick preview, just visit pinactband.bandcamp.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music business events visit www.borntobewide.co.uk For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon

Halfrican, Scotland on Sunday, 3 May 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 3 May 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine 3 May 2015, Halfrican

Glasgow-based trio Halfrican are as intriguing and captivating as their name and tongue-in-cheek photo suggest. The multi-international band consists of songwriter / guitarist Sancho Büna, drummer ‘Jet’ Jackson Marlette and bassist Choi Paul.

Their sound is genuinely original; an amalgamation of punk, garage, surf and 60s rock and roll influences which combine to produce some brash but brilliant DIY guitar driven noise-pop.

Double AA side ‘Life Is Hard’ / ‘He’s Around’ is released tomorrow on 7” vinyl and digital download via Glasgow’s El Rancho Records

You can see Halfrican play a free entry live show curated by innovative Edinburgh label/blogger/promoter Song, By Toad this Wednesday at Paradise Palms near Bristo Square in Edinburgh, followed by gigs in London, Paris and Rotterdam. Summer festivals at home include Doune The Rabbit Hole and The Wickerman Festival.

Listen at: https://soundcloud.com/elrancho

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry night Born To Be Wide visit www.borntobewide.co.uk For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon