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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 Scotsman.com [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.

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/savagemansion

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 www.borntobewide.co.uk

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 www.electricfieldsfestival.com

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

Pinact, Scotland on Sunday, 5 July 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 5 July 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine 5 July 2015, Pinact

Pinact is a duo consisting of Corrie Gillies and Chris McCrory. They’re signed to New York label Kanine Records who released their debut album ‘Stand Still and Rot’ at the end of May.

Their latest release is the inclusion of ‘Everybody Says’ on a split EP, featuring Halfrican , SHARPTOOTH and Poor Things from Edinburgh’s Gerry Loves Records [available as a 7” vinyl or a download].

The band has played everywhere from The Great Escape Festival to DIY house gigs and CMJ Music Marathon in America. Their sound is both melodic and loud; ultra-catchy, unashamedly grunge-rock-pop songs with plenty of bite.

Pinact play the BBC Introducing stage at T In The Park on Saturday and tour the UK with fellow label signings, Eternal Summers in September.

For a quick preview, just visit pinactband.bandcamp.com

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