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Scumpulse, Scotland On Sunday, 27 March 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 27 March 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, 27 March, Scumpulse

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.

For those that can’t make it, they also play a mini set at our Wide Days festival on 22 April at The Electric Circus [click for FREE tickets]

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

Wide Days 2016

The first wave of seminars, speakers and the artists showcasing have been announced for Wide Days 2016

Organisations attending include PPL, CMU Insights, A Greener Festival, Creative Carbon Scotland and Sire Records. Festival organisers including Codruta Vulcu from Romania’s ARTmania event, Katch Holmes [Knockengorroch], Paul Cardow [Stag & Dagger / PCL], Nick Roberts [Electric Fields] and Martin Elbourne [The Great Escape / Glastonbury] will also participate.

ARTISTS showcasing are: Be Charlotte, Best Girl Athlete, Elle Exxe, The Van T’s, Scumpulse and Tongues Click below for more info:
Scotland On Sunday, Be Charlotte Scotland On Sunday, The Van T's Scotland On Sunday, Best Girl Athlete

Scotland On Sunday, Elle Exxe Wide Days, Tongues Scumpulse

Wide Days 2015, Kathryn Joseph Wide Days 2015, Ded Rabbit Wide Days 2015 C Duncan

Wide Days takes place throughout Edinburgh 22-23 April see www.widedays.com and TICKETS for Wide Days are available priced £18-£80

Music by Wide Days 2015 act Ded Rabbit

Posted by Wide Days on Wednesday, 9 March 2016