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Shredd, Scotland On Sunday, 7 January 2018

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 7 January 2018 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Off Axis]

SHREDD Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 7 January 2018, Shredd

Glasgow satellite towns such as Paisley, Bellshill and Hamilton have long served as talent feeders for acts the Scottish metropolis goes on to claim as its own. In 2018 the Le Corbusier-inspired seat of learning, Cumbernauld, could soon be joining the list thanks to the self-described garage fuzz rock outfit Shredd.

The trio kicked off last year with the EP Every Time We Meet I Want To Die, which was followed by the singles Cobra and our favourite, Flight Of Stairs. Moreover, sell-out headline shows along with slots at Stag & Dagger, Tenement Trail and the BBC 6 Music Festival, led to being crowned best newcomer act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards.

Plans are afoot to record a new EP in the spring to be followed by an album and UK tour later in the year. In the meantime, Shredd play Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s on 30 January and Glasgow’s Stereo on 16 February, listen at: https://soundcloud.com/shredd-music

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry events and seminars. Their next events take place on 1 & 2 February 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 register at https://whatisoffaxis.com

Images: Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling featuring Jamie & Shoony, Indigo Velvet and Ded Rabbit

Off Axis sponsors Scotland On Sunday Indigo Velvet on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling Jamie & Shoony on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling Ded Rabbit on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling

* 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

OceanCode, Scotland On Sunday, 19 November 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 19 November 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Off Axis]

OCEANCODE Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 19 November 2017, OceanCode

Formed at the end of last year, OceanCode are a promising young folk/pop/Americana quartet with members from Aberdeen, Dumfries, Inverness and Glasgow.

In their short time together, they’ve supported international touring bands, (as well as artists we’ve featured in this column such as Mt. Doubt and NOAH NOAH), they’ve played King Tut’s Summer Nights Festival and frontwoman Ruth Gillies has toured Scotland as part of youth music project Hit The Road.

A chance meeting with Idlewild’s Rod Jones in Brighton earlier this year led to him inviting the band to record at his Leith recording studio. The result is the band’s excellent debut single Across The Room which is released on Friday. See OceanCode play live at a launch gig at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on 30 November. Full info visit www.facebook.com/oceancode

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. Watch out for Off Axis gigs 23 November at Leith Depot in Edinburgh and 22 December at Midnight Breakfast Club in Bathgate – register at https://whatisoffaxis.com

Images: Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling featuring Jamie & Shoony, Indigo Velvet and Ded Rabbit

Off Axis sponsors Scotland On Sunday Indigo Velvet on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling Jamie & Shoony on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling Ded Rabbit on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling

* 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