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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 [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

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

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AmatrArt, Scotland on Sunday, 28 June 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 28 June 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine 28 June 2015, AmatrArt

An electro-pop five-piece from Glasgow, AmatrArt caught our attention at XpoNorth festival earlier this month.

A relatively new band, formed in 2014, they released their self-titled debut EP late last year via their own record label Del Trem Records and received airplay from BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway who also tipped them as ones to watch for 2015.

Armed with plenty of electronic gadgets, synths and guitars, AmatrArt create a pulsating, ambient electro sound with catchy hooks and multi-layered vocal lines.

Their next gig is an opening slot on the T Break stage at T In The Park at Strathallan on 11 July, followed by a headline gig at King Tuts in Glasgow on 21 July as part of the King Tut’s Summer Nights festival . New Glasgow venue The Hug and Pint hosts a launch party in September.

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