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Indigo Velvet, Scotland On Sunday, 24 January 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 24 January 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine, Indigo Velvet

INDIGO VELVET are a young band from Edinburgh who’ve been on our radar this past year.

To date, they’ve gained support from Jim Gellatly via his XFM Scotland and Amazing Radio shows, been broadcast on STV and their music has been synced to a Visit Scotland advertising campaign. The quartet have also supported the likes of Model Aeroplanes, Honeyblood, The LaFontaines and performed at Electric Fields Festival

Their indie/pop sound is like a perfect Summer soundtrack, colourful, upbeat and catchy, and having released single ‘Blue’ late last year, with sell out shows, [last week at King Tuts being the most recent], their profile and popularity is on an upwards trajectory and 2016 looks set to be their breakthrough year.

The band tour the UK supporting Newcastle band Lisbon 3-6 February visiting Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Leeds.

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/indigovelvet

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the music industry seminar and social evenings 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

The Van T’s, Scotland On Sunday, 25 October 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 25 October 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine, 25 October 2015, The Van T's

Twin sisters Hannah and Chloe Van Thomson, formered The Van T’s in 2013 and recently expanded the line-up to include Joanne Forbes on bass and Shaun Hood on drums.

The surf-rock, grunge quartet have enjoyed a landmark year, playing the T In The Park, Electric Fields and Wickerman Festivals, gaining representation via former We Were Promised Jetpacks manager Sharon Stephens, being championed by taste-makers like BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway as well as supporting acts, not too dissimilar in style, like Honeyblood.

Their debut EP Laguna Babe is released via Bloc+ Music, the record label arm of BLOC+ bar in Glasgow on 13 November, with the launch on 14 November at the Hug and Pint in Glasgow. They perform at Edinburgh’s Opium this Friday [30 October], Halloween at BLOC+ and the Strange Behaviours Festival in Stirling on 20 November. Get your FREE Download at http://blocmusic.org/news/the-van-ts-release-free-download/

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the music industry seminar evenings Born To Be Wide their next event takes place on Thursday 5 November at The Electric Circus in Edinburgh.

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