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LILURA, Scotland On Sunday, 22 October 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 22 October 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Off Axis]

LILURA Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 22 October 2017, LILURA

LILURA signals the successful transition to electro-pop for Highlands singer-songwriter Jemma Tweedie who previously built a solid profile as an acoustic artist.

Over the past year, LILURA has performed at XpoNorth, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival and recently returned from a writing trip in Los Angeles. The result, new single ’Darkest Desire’ which was co-written by Dan Richards (One Direction), is a confident slice of dark, glitzy, electro-pop at its finest.


To coincide with the official release on 17 November, LILURA tours alongside fellow Highlands act Josephine Sillars + The Manic Pixie Dreams playing Green Rooms in Perth on Friday, The Drouthy Cobbler in Elgin on 4 November, Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on 5 November and The Hug & Pint in Glasgow on 7 November.

Listen to ’Darkest Desire’ at http://bit.ly/LILURA-SoS and visit http://liluramusic.com

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. Off Axis’s enables artists to build fanbases nationwide – be part of it and 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

Rachel Alice Johnson, Scotland On Sunday, 9 July 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 9 July 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Electric Fields Festival]

RACHEL ALICE JOHNSON Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 2 July 2017, Foreignfox

Former art student Rachel Alice Johnson has become a well-known face in Edinburgh’s music scene over the past couple of years, demonstrating a strong DIY ethic with both her releases and self-promoted shows.

Eschewing the album in order to experiment with different sounds, her latest single, I Won’t Remember You, is undoubtedly her best track so far. Underpinned by a chunky bassline which provides the perfect accompaniment for a vocal which sounds like PJ Harvey channeling Chris Isaac’s hit, Wicked Game, it has a dark groove which creeps up on the listener.

Having just surfaced from the studio she is already lining up new material to release later in the year and is in the process of planning a tour of Scotland and Northern England for the autumn.

In the meantime, her next live show is at Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s on 16 July – a date to remember.

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night, Born To Be Wide. Their next event is in partnership with Made In Adelaide and takes place at Edinburgh’s Summerhall on 9 August. It includes a panel discussion looking at how the Edinburgh festivals can provide a platform for emerging Scottish talent. For free tickets and more details see 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

Electric Fields Festival sponsors Scotland On Sunday Frightened Rabbit at Electric Fields Festival Dizzee Rascal at Electric Fields Festival Kate Tempest at Electric Fields Festival, sponsors of Scotland On Sunday

* 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