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Prehistoric Friends, Scotland On Sunday, 20 September 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 20 September 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine, 20 September 2015, Prehistoric Friends

Prehistoric Friends is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Liam Chapman who performs in several excellent bands, including Supermoon, Miaoux Miaoux and Friends In America.

On record, Chapman is joined by Nichola Kerr of Glasgow Chamber Orchestra, who contributes sublime string arrangements. Live, the band becomes a super-group quintet, featuring Julian Corrie of Miaoux Miaoux plus Joe Rattray and Louis Abbot of Admiral Fallow.

Chapman’s dreamy vocals, Kerr’s viola strings, organs and drum machines combine to create gentle, atmospheric indie-pop soundscapes that wouldn’t be out of place on a film soundtrack.

Prehistoric Friends release their self-titled debut album at a launch event at The Hug and Pint in Glasgow on 23 October with support from eagleowl. In a nice modern/ancient twist, 50 handmade fossil casts encasing the LP download code and an accompanying booklet are available. Listen at https://soundcloud.com/prehistoric-friends

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry seminar evening. Their next event takes place on Thursday 1 October and features an interview with Neu! Reekie! founder Kevin Williamson, followed by a discussion about creating and sustaining a scene. Visit www.borntobewide.co.uk For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon

Man Of Moon, Scotland on Sunday, 26 July 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 26 July 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine 26 July 2015, Man Of Moon

Man Of Moon are 19-year-old duo, Michael Reid and Chris Bainbridge, who we first encountered last year via youth music touring project Hit The Road . Since then, their profile has grown significantly, thanks to support slots with bands like The Twilight Sad and The Phantom Band plus airplay and festival appearances.

Their debut split single ‘The Road / This World’ was recorded and produced by Andy Monaghan of Frightened Rabbit and is released on Melodic Records this month.

The pair are musically tight; both melodic and dark. Their psychedelic, alt-rock sound blends hypnotic guitar lines and chunky chords with dreamy, reverb-drenched vocals.

Man Of Moon host launch gigs for the single on Thursday at Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms, and on Friday at Glasgow’s Hug and Pint, followed by appearances at Belladrum Festival on 8 August and Electric Fields on 29 August.

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/man-of-moon

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music business events visit www.borntobewide.co.uk For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon