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Thula Borah, Scotland On Sunday, 15 January 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 15 January 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on [in association with Musician’ Union]

THULA BORAH Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 15 January 2017, Thula Borah

Thula Borah are a four-piece indie-rock band from Glasgow.

Last year was a busy one for them, festival appearances at the likes of Jocktoberfest, north of Inverness and Indie Week Europe in Manchester and radio support courtesy of BBC Radio Scotland. Their sound is big, with meaty guitars, and dream-pop, melodious hooks.

The quartet kick-start 2017 with the release of a new six track EP, titled ‘Near Life Experience’ which is out via Kill Jester Records on 27 January.

See them live at The Bungalow in Paisley on 26 January, Hootananny in Inverness on 18 February, with more to be announced soon.

To celebrate the release of the EP, the band are offering a free download of their single ‘Confabulation’ available to stream and download at: for more information visit

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide the music scene seminar and social night

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Lional, Scotland On Sunday, 8 November 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 8 November 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine, 8 November 2015, Lional

Hailing from Inverness, Indie-pop quartet Lional have enjoyed a breakthrough year, performing at XpoNorth, Belladrum, Jocktoberfest and Brew at the Bog festivals whilst clocking up radio exposure courtesy of Moray Firth Radio, Vic Galloway and Jim Gellatly.

They create dark, yet infectious indie-rock gems, making them one of the most promising young bands in the Highlands. The video for their excellent new single ‘Season Of Salt’ is revealed today exclusively to Scotland on Sunday.

Officially released via new Highland imprint, IMOUT Records [founded by Inverness-based musician Iain McLaughlin] on 27 November, Lional play a hometown show at The Spectrum Centre [click for tickets] on the same day.

Other live dates include 19 November at Cafe Drummonds in Aberdeen, Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s 29 November, Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine on 1 December [supporting fellow Highland act Neon Waltz ] and Glasgow’s Nice N Sleazys on 13 December.

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the music industry seminar evenings Born To Be Wide

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