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Lewis Capaldi, Scotland On Sunday, 9 April 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 9 April 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on [in association with Tribe Tattoo]

LEWIS CAPALDI Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 9 April 2017, Lewis Capaldi

LEWIS CAPALDI is a gifted young singer-songwriter from Bathgate in West Lothian. We first saw him tour with youth music project Hit The Road a few years ago, and he’s been on our radar ever since.

Fast-forward to present day, he sold out Glasgow’s King Tuts in January and his debut single Bruises, released only nine days ago, has achieved over one million plays via Spotify.

Capaldi boasts a distinctive, powerful voice, and possesses an uncanny ability to turn personal, poignant lyrics into hit songs with universal appeal. It’s clear this rising star is poised to make a significant impact.

See the young songwriter live on Wednesday at The Tunnels in Aberdeen, The Ironworks in Inverness on Thursday and The Mash House in Edinburgh on Friday.

Listen to Bruises at: and visit

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Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry convention Wide Days which takes place from 21-22 April visit

* 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

Tongues, Scotland On Sunday, 20 March 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 20 March 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, 20 March, Tongues

Based in Glasgow, electro-pop quartet Tongues have featured on Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 show and BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway tipped them as ones to watch for 2016.

Singles Religion and You Never Knew Me lit up the blogosphere, receiving over one million plays across SoundCloud and Spotify, and a No 1 spot on

They sound like a household name; uplifting vocals, soaring melodies and insanely catchy hooks coupled with a masterful use of synthesisers, vocoders, bleeps and blips. The real surprise is a major record label hasn’t signed them!

We were so impressed, we’ve booked them for our Wide Days festival on 22 April at La Belle Angèle [click for FREE tickets] in Edinburgh. With a new release scheduled for late April / early May, they’ll be announcing live appearances to coincide shortly. We predict big things.

Listen at: [including a collaborative track produced by Chicago-based Ennui]. Visit

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run run Scotland’s music convention, Wide Days, which takes place from 22-23 April in Edinburgh. See

* For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon

** Derick recently wrote a blog for EmuBands: How To Create an Electronic Press Kit [EPK] and Gain Press Coverage, the blog covers everything we need to consider artists for our Scotland On Sunday feature, visit