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The Blet Project, Scotland On Sunday, 23 October 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 23 October 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on [in association with Musician’ Union]

THE BLET PROJECT Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 23 October 2016, The Blet Project

Edinburgh four-piece The Blet Project have been picking up interest in some respected quarters since forming in spring 2015, with their single Mr David Harris picking up spins on Amazing Radio and Parisian station Radio KC, as well being shortlisted on Tom Robinson’s Fresh on the Net’s Fresh Fave’s.

Frontwoman Maisie Hutt delivers their social comment-infused lyrics, and the band’s tracks vary from the jazzy reggae feel of Eight Till Ten to the combined synth and guitar of Anthem.

The Blet Project have supported former UTR-featured acts The Mirror Trap and Kirsten Adamson, and launch their debut album at Edinburgh’s Mash House on 18 November. Entitled Now Live, it is a perfect introduction to the band’s eclectic style.

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Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide the music scene seminar and social night Their next event takes place in Edinburgh’s Electric Circus on 3 November and begins with an interview with Celtic Connections founder, Donald Shaw.

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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

The Mirror Trap, Scotland on Sunday, 14 June 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 14 June 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine 14 June 2015, The Mirror Trap

Dundee’s The Mirror Trap [] have built a decent profile in Scotland, enjoying a T-Break slot at T In The Park, as well as recording sessions on Vic Galloway’s Radio Scotland show and BBC Introducing. However, it is further afield where the band’s fame looks set to really grow, as they embark on a tour taking in some of Europe’s most respected festivals in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Croatia and Russia.

With their Stay Young album and recent EP Silent Men, the band have honed an 80s indie sound which manages to be anthemic and rousing, without resorting to the air-punching cringe of so many current acts who simply mainlined their dad’s U2 collection.

The track Killing Time is one of our favourites, and like many of The Mirror Trap’s releases, is accompanied by a video. We recommend checking out all their clips on and look forward to seeing them at Belladrum, when they return to these shores.

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