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Alex Maxwell, Scotland On Sunday, 18 June 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 18 June 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on [in association with Electric Fields Festival]

ALEX MAXWELL Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 11 June 2017, Chris Greig

Hailing from Dumfries, Alex Maxwell first came to our attention at our Wide Days conference, where he was one of only a handful of artists to receive positive feedback about his music on our “A&R You Brave Enough” session.

He has performed local festivals like Eden and Electric Fields and featured in various blogs. Maxwell’s debut single, The Want Comes In Waves, also the title of his debut EP, has a clear Frightened Rabbit influence (no bad thing) and features Lissa Robertson enabling sweet girl/boy vocal harmonies.

Scotland on Sunday readers can watch the video for the single below or visit:

Live dates include 1 July at Kelburn Garden Party, 20 July at The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh, 28 July at Mugstock Festival (full band set) and 9 September at The Live Lounge in Dumfries. For more info see

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

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

A Sudden Burst of Colour, Scotland on Sunday, 21 June 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 21 June 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine 21 June 2015, A Sudden Burst of Colour

A spellbinding, instrumental rock quartet from Motherwell A Sudden Burst of Colour were one of our favourite acts at this year’s XpoNorth festival [watch below video, filmed on the banks of Loch Ness during XpoNorth]

They release their next single ‘The Fall’ on the 26 July on Good Grief Records, which is taken from their third EP, currently being recorded and produced by Mark Morrow [of The Winter Tradition] at The Depot Studios in Edinburgh. To date they’ve enjoyed radio support from the likes of BBC Introducing.

You can see them live, 14 July at Bar Bloc and 24 July at Audio in Glasgow, 25 July at PJ Molloys in Fife and a series of festival dates including; Mugstock Festival in Milngavie, Go-Rock Festival in Gourock, 100 Bands in the Borders Festival in Galashiels and A Carefully Planned Festival in Manchester.

Full info visit:

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