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Shogun, Scotland On Sunday, 14 May 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 14 May 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival]

SHOGUN Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 14 May 2017, Shogun

Nineteen-year-old Joe Heron, from Paisley, AKA Shogun is one of the fastest rising stars being associated with the increasingly popular Grime genre.

The young rapper/emcee’s lyrics are sharp, perceptive and politically charged. Videos for recent tracks ‘Unrivalled’ and ‘Vulcan’ have been viewed nearly three million times on YouTube and he featured on a recent BBC documentary highlighting some of the UK’s best new artists.

He has shared a bill with acts like Lowkey and Akala, performed at Tenement TV’s Tenement Trail festival, and is set to release debut EP ‘Katana’ in the next couple of months.

See Shogun live at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton on Friday (19 May), in Bristol, Manchester and London in June and Glasgow’s ABC venue on 1 July. Watch the videos of Shogun HERE or below

Full info see https://shogun.scot

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide visit www.borntobewide.co.uk

Under the Radar is in association with Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival in the hills, 25-28 May 2017 featuring Max Romeo, RURA, Molotov Jukebox, Mouse Outfit, Mungos Hi Fi and many more Scottish and international acts. To find out more visit www.knockengorroch.org.uk

Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival sponsors Scotland On Sunday Max Romeo at Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival Molotov Jukebox at Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival sponsors 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

The Vegan Leather, Scotland On Sunday, 15 November 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 15 November 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine, 15 November 2015, The Vegan Leather

One of our festival highlights this summer, were The Vegan Leather performing at Electric Fields Festival back in August. The self-described art-pop four piece from Paisley, surfaced in 2014 with the song Days Go By, whose blend of female vocals and quirky keyboards boasts the joyous charm of Talking Heads spin-off the Tom Tom Club.

Recently, their track This House has been so deftly remixed by Lewis Gardiner from Prides [complete with a meaty bassline], it threatens to upstage his own compositions. The new version will be launched on 20 November at Glasgow’s Broadcast, as part of the free Basement Sessions night, with the video due to get its first airing on the trailblazing [www.tenementtv.com].

LISTEN to This House via this link, http://bit.ly/1Y4pJUV as well as a French version of Days Go By [Les Jours Passent], complete with accordion accompaniment.

For those who can’t make the November gig, the band return to the stage for the EmuBands Christmas party on 3 December [at Glasgow’s Hug and Pint].

Already firm favourites of ours, we expect The Vegan Leather to become a highlight for many more people in 2016. www.facebook.com/TheVeganLeather

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry seminar and social evenings and are due to host a special youth music business event in Galashiels on 5 December. www.offtherecord.me

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