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LILURA, Scotland On Sunday, 22 October 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 22 October 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on [in association with Off Axis]

LILURA Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 22 October 2017, LILURA

LILURA signals the successful transition to electro-pop for Highlands singer-songwriter Jemma Tweedie who previously built a solid profile as an acoustic artist.

Over the past year, LILURA has performed at XpoNorth, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival and recently returned from a writing trip in Los Angeles. The result, new single ’Darkest Desire’ which was co-written by Dan Richards (One Direction), is a confident slice of dark, glitzy, electro-pop at its finest.

To coincide with the official release on 17 November, LILURA tours alongside fellow Highlands act Josephine Sillars + The Manic Pixie Dreams playing Green Rooms in Perth on Friday, The Drouthy Cobbler in Elgin on 4 November, Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on 5 November and The Hug & Pint in Glasgow on 7 November.

Listen to ’Darkest Desire’ at and visit

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night, Born To Be Wide

Under the Radar is in association with Off Axis, a touring and gig swapping network enabling artists to play successful shows and festivals, in over 75 towns and cities across the UK. Off Axis’s enables artists to build fanbases nationwide – be part of it and register at

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

Music Plus artists perform at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2015

National youth music projects Music Plus+ and Hit The Road have teamed up with Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival taking place from 6-8 August in Beauly. The partnership offers young artists 14-19 years old the opportunity to perform at the sold out festival. Acts showcasing include; Beautiful Expectations, Jemma Tweedie, Something, Someone, TSTMNT, Chainsaw Tea Party, Dorris Kissee Kissee, Imogen Hay, Michiel Turner, Shanine Gallagher, EMME and Hollie Atkinson. Some previous participants are also booked to appear on different stages, including KLOË, Man of Moon, Sly At Last, Alice Bentley, Lionel and many more.

Music Plus+ Video featuring some of the artists performing at Belladrum Festival

Music Plus and Hit The Road artists perform at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2015

Speaking about the partnership, Gill Maxwell, Executive Director of the Scottish Music Centre who produces both Music Plus+ and Hit The Road with funding from the Youth Music Initiative, The Robertson Trust and Young Start, said, “Working with our colleagues at Belladrum, our partnership is providing a fantastic new opportunity for talented young musicians to gain valuable experience of performing in a festival setting, and all the challenges that brings! We’re delighted to see the next generation of music makers burst onto the scene, having taken advantage of the support and knowledge on offer through participation in Music Plus and Hit The Road”
Sam Barker from Belladrum Festival commented, “We have a long tradition of supporting grassroots musicians at Belladrum so we are delighted to offer the next crop of young artists the opportunity to perform at the festival. We are particularly happy to offer this in partnership with youth music projects like Hit The Road and Music Plus, who’s alumni return to Bella each year in their own right, and hope to build upon this relationship in future.”

Further info on Music Plus visit and for Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival visit

For interview requests, MP3s and any other info relating to Music Plus artists performing at Belladrum Festival email: Derick Mackinnon or phone 07784 320 546