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PURE GRIEF Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Pure Grief are a brilliant, tongue-in-cheek, grunge / rock trio, hailing from Caithness in the far northern Highlands.
Nominated for Best Rock/Alternative act at the last month’s Scottish Alternative Music Awards, they’ve performed at the likes of XpoNorth and Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival as well as supporting bands such as Fatherson.
Their new double A-side ‘Gossamer / Get It? Got It. Good.’ is out on Friday with a launch gig the following day at Y-Not Bar & Grill in Thurso. Next month they co-headline a mini Scottish tour with Donnie Willow – visiting The Hug & Pint in Glasgow on 14 December, the Tooth & Claw in Inverness on 15 December, The Tunnels in Aberdeen on 16 December and Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on17 December.
Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night, Born To Be Wide www.borntobewide.co.uk
Under the Radar is in association with Off Axis, a touring and gig swapping network enabling artists to play successful shows and festivals, in over 75 towns and cities across the UK. Look out for Off Axis gigs on 23 November in Edinburgh and 22 December in Bathgate register at https://whatisoffaxis.com
* 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
FOREIGNFOX Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Foreignfox are a five-piece indie-rock band from Dunfermline.
They released their excellent new EP ‘I Used To Be a Bellydancer’ on 12-inch vinyl via Scottish Fiction Records on Friday, picking up airplay from Vic Galloway on BBC Radio Scotland, Amazing Radio and BBC Radio nan Gàidheal. It’s also currently streaming on the Scottish Alternative Music Awards website http://bit.ly/Foreignfox-SAMAs
Jonny Watt’s emotional, raw vocals and Scottish-twang showcase authentic lyrics, with the music often gradually building towards gloriously epic choruses.
Foreignfox play today at Edinburgh’s Assai Records, with a headline set in Glasgow as part of King Tut’s Summer Nights Festival on 20 July. Other dates include Blackthorn Festival in Stockport on 22 July, a Nordoff Robbins Scotland fundraiser at Glasgow’s ABC on 19 August and Edinburgh’s The Voodoo Rooms on 15 October. Full info at www.facebook.com/Foreignfox
Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide visit 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