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The Lapelles, Scotland On Sunday, 17 July 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 17 July 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with EmuBands]

The Lapelles Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 17 July 2016, The Lapelles

The Lapelles are five youngsters from East Kilbride who create vibrant and exciting indie-pop songs.

Last week, we watched them play a triumphant set on the T Break Stage at T In The Park, where – perhaps partly thanks to profile-boosting support slots with the likes of The Kooks, Blossoms and The Last Shadow Puppets – they performed to a sizeable audience, comfortably one of our T In The Park highlights.

The quintet look poised to make a major impact; they’ve got the radio-friendly songs, an electrifying live show, a growing fanbase, and they recently signed a management deal with the company that represents heavyweight acts like Arctic Monkeys and The Last Shadow Puppets.

We recommend seeing them live at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival on 4-6 August, or Electric Fields Festival from 26-27 August.

Visit https://soundcloud.com/the-lapelles to hear some of their songs.

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry social events and seminars www.borntobewide.co.uk

Under the Radar is in association with EmuBands
EmuBands sponsor new music every week in Scotland On Sunday

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* 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

T In The Park, Sunday 10 July 2016

T In The Park Highlights | Sunday [Edinburgh tropical-pop quartet Indigo Velvet pictured | T Break stage]

Indigo Velvet, T Break Stage, T In The Park, 10 July

T In The Park’s organisers deserve to be congratulated – not only was the festival a smooth operation but they were so successful at reducing traffic congestion this year, that buses from Glasgow were Sold Out. As a result, and after a four hour journey via Edinburgh, we finally made it onsite on Sunday to see some of Scotland’s most promising bands.

First up, over on the T Break Stage, was colourful young Edinburgh quartet Indigo Velvet with their upbeat, sparkling, self described tropical-pop attracting a considerable crowd. Undoubtedly helped by a flurry of press coverage during the festival, [BBC Radio 1, Press Association, The Sun, Young Scot and more], they performed a flawless, summer-soaked set and were genuinely surprised by the amount of people that turned out to see them.

Also on the T Break stage was the wonderful Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5, who specialise in tongue-in-cheek social commentary, delivered via a lighthearted, fun and highly entertaining live show. Their set featured a cardboard ATM machine, mandatory audience line dancing and crowd-surfing on an inflatable dinghy – the Colonel and the #YellowMovement easily contenders for best live performance.

Man Of Moon were on form over on the BBC Introducing Stage and in between we caught a few songs from some more established acts like; Maximo Park, Slaves and Faithless.

Again, on the T Break Stage we saw; Foreignfox, Sweaty Palms [read preview in Scotland On Sunday], Declan Welsh and Tongues with another key highlight coming from The Lapelles [click to read Scotland On Sunday feature].

Bringing the festival to a close [for us at least] was an epic set from the one and only – LCD Soundsystem [see short video clip below].

Click below to see photo sets from T In The Park Sunday 10 July 2016:
T In The Park 2016, Scotland On Sunday, The Van T's Scotland On Sunday, The Spook School

Special mention to bands we would’ve loved to have seen and worth checking out, Bloodlines [read preview in Scotland On Sunday], Frightened Rabbit, [see on BBC TV coverage], The Vegan Leather and JR Green.

For more information visit www.tinthepark.com