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Pocket Knife, Scotland On Sunday, 17 December 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 17 December 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Off Axis]

FROM OLIVE US TO OLIVE YOU featuring POCKET KNIFE Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 17 December 2017, From Olive Us To Olive You, Pocket Knife

The latest addition to the consistently brilliant Olive Grove Records roster is Pocket Knife, a Glasgow-based synth-pop duo who feature on Christmas compilation album ‘From Olive Us To Olive You’ released on Friday.

Pocket Knife’s Half The Presents is the stand-out song, with deadpan vocals and imaginative lyrics. Another highlight is a duet featuring Carla J. Easton (TeenCanteen/Ette) and Eugene Kelly (The Vaselines). The album also features Randolph’s Leap, Henry & Fleetwood, Jo Mango, The Son(s), Woodenbox, State Broadcasters and Campfires in Winter.

All proceeds are being donated to CDH, a charity that supports families affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, which includes label boss Lloyd Meredith’s son Luke.

‘From Olive Us To Olive You’ is available to buy at: https://olivegrove.bandcamp.com/album/from-olive-us-to-olive-you For more info on Pocket Knife visit: www.facebook.com/pocketknifeband

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night, Born To Be Wide www.borntobewide.co.uk

Under the Radar is in association with Off Axis, a free to use gig network enabling artists to play successful shows and festivals, in over 75 towns and cities across the UK. Watch out for Off Axis gigs 22 December with PYRO at Midnight Breakfast Club in Bathgate and 23 December with Jamie & Shoony at Stramash in Edinburgh – register at https://whatisoffaxis.com

Images: Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling featuring Jamie & Shoony, Indigo Velvet and Ded Rabbit

Off Axis sponsors Scotland On Sunday Indigo Velvet on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling Jamie & Shoony on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling Ded Rabbit on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling

* 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

Life Model, Scotland On Sunday, 3 September 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 3 September 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Off Axis]

LIFE MODEL Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 3 September 2017, Life Model

When Life Model’s guitarist Christopher T Smith advertised for a singer, he probably didn’t expect that vocalist Sophie Evans would move to the city from Newcastle, having penned lyrics for half the songs he had written.

Four years on and the Glasgow band have established themselves as torch bearers of the classic C86 indie pop sound, wooing festival goers at events including Lost Map’s Howling Fling, Doune The Rabbit Hole and King Tut’s Summer Nights.

Lucky, which was released in July on Durham-based label Frux Tapes and recorded by Smith and Tuff Love’s Susan Bear. An aural picture well-worth checking out, it is guaranteed to appeal to fans of the latter’s band as well as contemporary indie-pop acts such as Veronica Falls.

Life Model play play several dates in Glasgow over the coming weeks, as well as a benefit for Music For Mental in Bathgate on 30 September. Visit www.facebook.com/LifeModelMusic

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night, Born To Be Wide www.borntobewide.co.uk

Under the Radar is in association with Off Axis; a free to use touring and gig swapping network enabling artists to play successful shows and festivals, to guaranteed audiences in over 75 towns and cities across the UK. Off Axis enables artists to build fanbases nationwide, be part of it https://whatisoffaxis.com

Images: Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling featuring Jamie & Shoony, Indigo Velvet and Ded Rabbit

Off Axis sponsors Scotland On Sunday Indigo Velvet on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling Jamie & Shoony on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling Ded Rabbit on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling

* 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