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Hailing from Inverness, Indie-pop quartet Lional have enjoyed a breakthrough year, performing at XpoNorth, Belladrum, Jocktoberfest and Brew at the Bog festivals whilst clocking up radio exposure courtesy of Moray Firth Radio, Vic Galloway and Jim Gellatly.
They create dark, yet infectious indie-rock gems, making them one of the most promising young bands in the Highlands. The video for their excellent new single ‘Season Of Salt’ is revealed today exclusively to Scotland on Sunday.
Officially released via new Highland imprint, IMOUT Records [founded by Inverness-based musician Iain McLaughlin] on 27 November, Lional play a hometown show at The Spectrum Centre [click for tickets] on the same day.
Other live dates include 19 November at Cafe Drummonds in Aberdeen, Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s 29 November, Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine on 1 December [supporting fellow Highland act Neon Waltz ] and Glasgow’s Nice N Sleazys on 13 December. www.lionalband.com
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Highland trio Spring Break like to describe themselves as a psychedelic funk folk outfit, but to our ears, this week’s chosen track, The Slouch [ http://bit.ly/1IvyX7B ], is more reminiscent of the laid back, happy hip-hop of the early 90s. Fresh from a series of dates supporting Stanley Odd the band release their four track debut EP, Departure Lounge, on Monday.
The other songs also combine acoustic guitar with female backing vocals and a healthy injection of humour, which in some cases is reminiscent of the band they have just accompanied on tour.
Spring Break play Hootananny in Inverness on April 24 and Fort William’s Maryburgh Inn, the following night. The band will also be appearing at the Brew At The Bog Festival, which takes place on the Bogbain Farm on 2-3 May. Additional dates are set to be announced on their Facebook soon.