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Lucia, Scotland On Sunday, 4 February 2018

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 4 February 2018 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on in association with EmuBands

LUCIA Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 4 February 2018, Lucia

This looks set to be the year Glasgow-based artist Lucia makes it big. Discovered while busking in the city, her debut single Best Boy embracing hints of The Undertones, Blondie and Wall Of Sound, has already marked her out for attention on the local indie scene.

Coverage in publications including Nylon and DIY has followed, and has been accompanied by play on Radio 1 and Radio Scotland. Slots have also been confirmed at major music industry events The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City.

Lucia’s latest release, Melted Ice Cream, is likely to appeal to fans of Honeyblood and The Pixies, and sets her up for a date at London’s Blue Last on 28 February. The gig provides a taster of Scottish acts set to perform at The Great Escape and also includes Declan Welsh and Rascalton.

See the Metled Ice Cream video at: or press play below:

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry events and seminars

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EmuBands sponsor new music in Scotland On Sunday each week

EmuBands, is a simple-to-use digital music distribution service for artists and labels to sell music through Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and more. Artists and labels earn 100% of the royalties generated, and maintain full ownership and control of their rights. EmuBands’ one-off pricing model means there are no annual fees visit

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Elle Exxe, Scotland On Sunday, 14 February 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 14 February 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine, Elle Exxe

Elle Exxe has been penning her own pop songs since the age of eight, and has ended up working with Rob Davis, best known for co-writing the Kylie hit, Can’t Get You Out Of My Head.

Hailing from Edinburgh, she has already been making waves in the US, garnering airplay on over 60 radio stations. On the live front, she has already headlined Koko in London and is due to play two of the world’s largest showcase events – The Great Escape and Canadian Music Week in the early summer, to coincide with the release of her debut album.

Several tracks have already been picked up for syncs, including two seconds from her single Lost In LA used on a worldwide ad for Android. And this month also sees her song Home With You for which she directed and edited the video, added to in-store playlists in H&M, Puma and Billabong shops. Elle Exxe is undoubtedly an artist to listen and look out for.

Website: Watch the video for ‘Home With You’ directed by Elle at or below:

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music business night Born To Be Wide full info visit

** 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