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Modern Studies, Scotland On Sunday, 19 June 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 19 June 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Lindisfarne Festival]

Scotland On Sunday, 19 June 2016, Modern Studies

The term supergroup tends to conjure up images of self-indulgent aging rockers, usually past their sell-by date.

However, Modern Studies are the exception, bringing together the combined talents of the amazing Emily Scott, the ubiquitous Rob St John, drummer/venue manager Joe Smillie and arguably Scotland’s most prolific cellist Pete Harvey. Carried by a piano melody and Scott’s captivating vocals, the band’s debut single Ten White Horses begins as an understated joy before building into a magical climax of quirky brilliance.

The single gives a taste of Modern Studies’ debut album, Swell To Great, which is released on Song, By Toad Records in September, and we predict it will be a contender for next year’s SAY Award.

Expect a bunch of dates to be announced soon and in the meantime listen to Modern Studies at https://modernstudiestheband.com/portfolio/sound-and-vision/

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry social events and seminars www.borntobewide.co.uk

To win tickets for this year’s Lindisfarne Festival go to http://bit.ly/LindisfarneFest-Win

Under the Radar in Scotland On Sunday is in association with LINDISFARNE FESTIVAL

Lindisfarne Festival sponsors new music in Scotland On Sunday, 29 May 2016

* 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

HQFU, Scotland On Sunday, 29 May 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 29 May 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Lindisfarne Festival]

Scotland On Sunday, 29 May 2016, HQFU

Originally from Aberdeen, and starting her musical career as a folk artist, Sarah J Stanley is currently making an impact with her electronica project HQFU.

A multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer, her self-titled debut album was released last month, securing lots of media support, most notably a live session on Vic Galloway’s BBC Radio Scotland show.

HQFU’s sound is rooted in house and electro, combining live vocals, dreamy melodies, synthesisers, beats and bleeps.

She performs live on Thursday as part of Hidden Door Festival in Edinburgh, Friday at Brew At The Bog near Inverness, 10 June during the West End Festival at the Hug And Pint in Glasgow and Doune The Rabbit Hole in August. She also joins previous Scottish Album of the Year Award winner RM Hubbert on tour next month.

Listen at: https://hqfu.bandcamp.com/album/hqfu

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry social events and seminars www.borntobewide.co.uk

To win tickets for this year’s Lindisfarne Festival go to http://bit.ly/LindisfarneFest-Win

Under the Radar in Scotland On Sunday is in association with LINDISFARNE FESTIVAL

Lindisfarne Festival sponsors new music in Scotland On Sunday, 29 May 2016

* 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