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Savage Mansion, Scotland On Sunday, 6 August 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 6 August 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on [in association with Electric Fields Festival]

SAVAGE MANSION Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 6 August 2017, Savage Mansion

Savage Mansion came into existence when former Poor Things frontman Craig Angus decided to form a band with musicians who shared his love of Jonathan Richman the Pixies, Pavement and Wire.

The early results are promising, with a couple of excellent singles displaying the type of lyrical wit and effortless musical cool of fellow Glaswegians Catholic Action, which is not surprising given that the bands share a member in Jamie Dubber.

Savage Mansion are set to play a Made In Scotland show at Edinburgh’s Summerhall on 19 August and a slot at Electric Fields at the beginning of September. Then in November they go into the studio to record their debut album. One of Scotland’s most promising new bands, we anticipate a feast for the ears.

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Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night, Born To Be Wide. Their next event is in partnership with Made In Adelaide and takes place at Edinburgh’s Summerhall on 9 August. It includes a panel discussion looking at how the Edinburgh festivals can provide a platform for emerging Scottish talent. For free tickets and more details see

Under the Radar is in association with Electric Fields Festival Headline acts Frightened Rabbit and Dizzee Rascal are joined by Band Of Horses, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Glass Animals, Arab Strap, Kate Tempest and many more over a weekend which also celebrates the best in Scottish street food and drink. Visit

Electric Fields Festival sponsors Scotland On Sunday Frightened Rabbit at Electric Fields Festival Dizzee Rascal at Electric Fields Festival Kate Tempest at Electric Fields Festival, sponsors of Scotland On Sunday

* 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

Fiona Soe Paing, Scotland On Sunday, 9 August 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 9 August 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine, 9 August 2015, Fiona Soe Paing

It is not surprise that FIONA SOE PAING has been creating a stir among a rather eclectic group of cultural connoisseurs in recent years, including synth supremo Vince Clarke [Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Erasure] and Neu Reekie! literary pioneer, Kevin Williamson.

Combining eerie vocals with a seductive range of electronic sounds and some thunderous bass beats, her sound manages to be both beguiling and accessible.
In April she gave a taster of her entrancing live show at our Wide Days showcase and the full performance, titled Alien Lullabies, runs as part of the Fringe’s Made In Scotland programme on 12-16 and 19-23 August. Taking place at Summerhall, it sets Soe Paing’s vocals and recordings, to animations created by New Zealand artist, Zenor Alexander.
The full soundtrack is set to appear on Glasgow label Hot Gem, but the single Heartbeat gives an excellent flavor of both the music and the visuals. Fiona Soe Paing is an act to watch – in every sense of the word.


Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music business events visit For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon