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November Lights, Scotland On Sunday, 30 October 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 23 October 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Musician’ Union]

NOVEMBER LIGHTS Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 30 October 2016, November Lights

Originally from The Three Towns area, northwest of Kilwinning, indie-pop band November Lights now live and study in Glasgow.

The young trio have supported bands like Fatherson and The LaFontaines and we first encountered them at the XpoNorth festival then again in August via youth music touring initiative Hit The Road.

Their catchy new single ’A.U.X’ is an excellent indication of what to expect from their EP ‘Talk’ due out at the end of next month.

In support of the release of th EP, the band embark on a mini-tour, performing at Cafe Drummonds in Aberdeen on 9 December at The Hug and Pint in Glasgow on 10 December and at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on 11 December. Retro Video Club and Audiokicks join them on tour.

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/november-lights/aux

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide the music scene seminar and social night www.borntobewide.co.uk Their next event takes place in Edinburgh’s Electric Circus on 3 November and begins with an interview with Celtic Connections founder, Donald Shaw.

Under the Radar is in association with Musicians’ Union
Musicians Union sponsor new music every week in Scotland On Sunday

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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

Skjør, Scotland On Sunday, 31 July 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 31 July 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with EmuBands]

SKJØR Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 31 July 2016, Skjør

Being under 18 can be problematic for a lot of musicians, ruling out the possibility of festival slots and a lot of gigs. However, Skjør (pronounced sure) have managed to turn having youth on their side into an advantage. Not only have they been offered a slot on the latest Hit The Road tour – an initiative which launched the careers of KLOË, Model Aeroplanes, Man Of Moon, JR Green, Indigo Velvet, and more – but they have just been awarded a Young Scot Nurturing Talent award.

The money will be used by the band to record a new single and video, which is scheduled for release in October. In the meantime, it is worth checking out Skjør’s dreamy brand of atmospheric acoustic pop inspired by singer Louise McCraw’s time spent in Norway.

The band play Leith Dockers Club in Edinburgh on 18 August, The Hug & Pint in Glasgow on 19 August and YUC in Kilwinning on 20 August. Skjør are a young team well worth looking out for.

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/weareskjor

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry social events and seminars www.borntobewide.co.uk

Under the Radar is in association with EmuBands
EmuBands sponsor new music every week in Scotland On Sunday

For more information on digital music distribution visit www.emubands.com and use promocode SOS for a 10% discount.

* 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