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The Dunts, Scotland On Sunday, 11 February 2018

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 11 February 2018 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on in association with EmuBands

THE DUNTS Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 11 February 2018, The Dunts

The Dunts are a brilliant punk rock band from Glasgow.

Single ’Dimitri’ was played by Huw Stephens on Radio 1, Vic Galloway on BBC Radio Scotland and Tom Robinson on Radio 6, and it has clocked up more than 100,000 plays via Spotify.

The young quartet have a knack for writing melodic yet riotous punk/rock anthems and they’ve sold-out Glasgow’s King Tuts as a result. We recommend seeing them live. They play The Windsor in Kirkcaldy on Friday, Sneaky Petes in Edinburgh on 2 March, Bakers in Kilmarnock on 3 March, Glasgow’s Stereo on 6 April, with a FREE single launch on 26 April at The Lock Tavern in London. Festival bookings include Glasgow’s multi-venue Stag & Dagger on 6 May and Songs From Northern Britain in Stockton-on-Tees on 12 May. Watch out for the announcement of European tour dates at and

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry events and seminars

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

EmuBands, is a simple-to-use digital music distribution service for artists and labels to sell music through Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and more. Artists and labels earn 100% of the royalties generated, and maintain full ownership and control of their rights. EmuBands’ one-off pricing model means there are no annual fees visit

* 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

Tongues, Scotland On Sunday, 20 March 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 20 March 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, 20 March, Tongues

Based in Glasgow, electro-pop quartet Tongues have featured on Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 show and BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway tipped them as ones to watch for 2016.

Singles Religion and You Never Knew Me lit up the blogosphere, receiving over one million plays across SoundCloud and Spotify, and a No 1 spot on

They sound like a household name; uplifting vocals, soaring melodies and insanely catchy hooks coupled with a masterful use of synthesisers, vocoders, bleeps and blips. The real surprise is a major record label hasn’t signed them!

We were so impressed, we’ve booked them for our Wide Days festival on 22 April at La Belle Angèle [click for FREE tickets] in Edinburgh. With a new release scheduled for late April / early May, they’ll be announcing live appearances to coincide shortly. We predict big things.

Listen at: [including a collaborative track produced by Chicago-based Ennui]. Visit

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

* 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