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Some of our top must see bands are Edinburgh youngsters INDIGO VELVET whom we featured in our Scotland On Sunday new music column at the start of this year. Also, electro-pop four-piece TONGUES who played our Wide Days music business festival in April and Paisley art-pop quartet THE VEGAN LEATHER who we first saw via Hit The Road at Electric Fields. Another highlight we recommend is Highlands [but Glasgow-based] act BLOODLINES.
We’ll be previewing various acts across the next few weeks.
Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss write a weekly new music column in Scotland On Sunday, see www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/music
The casual observer of Scotland’s music scene could easily be forgiven for thinking that when it comes to rock and metal, things don’t get any more raucous than Biffy Clyro and their many copyists. However, Edinburgh band Scumpulse are living proof that a parallel universe exists in which every song goes up to 11.
Describing their sound as “punk-infused black metal,” the four-piece released their debut single Broken Reflection last autumn. It incorporates guitar skills last heard during the golden age of axemanship in the 1980s, while introducing social commentary to an oeuvre usually associated with other lyrical themes.
Scumpulse are about to embark on their third UK tour, which begins on 1 April at Edinburgh’s Banshee Labyrinth, where they will be headlining the nine-act bill at Vomfest, a festival they founded two years ago.
Listen at: https://soundcloud.com/scumpulse
Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run run Scotland’s music convention, Wide Days, which takes place from 22-23 April in Edinburgh. See www.widedays.com
* For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon