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Finiflex, Scotland On Sunday, 29 October 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 29 October 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Off Axis]

FINIFLEX Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 29 October 2017, Finiflex

For the past two decades a discreet studio opposite a Leith tower block has been the HQ of Finiflex Records while simultaneously serving as a source of music heard in advertisements for Irn Bru, IKEA, Drink Aware and even the relaunched Rubik’s Cube.

Built by John Vick, in recent years it has also hosted some interesting guests, including Irvine Welsh and Nicola Sturgeon, as well as DJs such as Andrew Weatherall and Justin Robertson. In what might be described as launching a range of “own brand” music, Vick has joined forces with his erstwhile collaborator, Davie Miller, to form Finiflex (the band) as a vehicle for their new creations.
On Friday the duo released a groove-laden slice of electronica (on Finiflex Records, of course) entitled TA TA OO HA giving a tantalising taste of what is to follow on an album in the new year.

Watch the video for TA TA OO HA at: https://youtu.be/T6McMp6EPzc and listen/buy TA TA OO HA at https://finiflex.bandcamp.com

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

Under the Radar is in association with Off Axis, a touring and gig swapping network enabling artists to play successful shows and festivals, in over 75 towns and cities across the UK. Look out for Off Axis gigs featuring Ded Rabbit at The Hug & Pint in Glasgow on Monday 30 October and at The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh on 4 November register at https://whatisoffaxis.com

Images: Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling featuring Jamie & Shoony, Indigo Velvet and Ded Rabbit

Off Axis sponsors Scotland On Sunday Indigo Velvet on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling Jamie & Shoony on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling Ded Rabbit on Off Axis stage at Kendal Calling

* 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

Alex Maxwell, Scotland On Sunday, 18 June 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 18 June 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Electric Fields Festival]

ALEX MAXWELL Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 11 June 2017, Chris Greig

Hailing from Dumfries, Alex Maxwell first came to our attention at our Wide Days conference, where he was one of only a handful of artists to receive positive feedback about his music on our “A&R You Brave Enough” session.

He has performed local festivals like Eden and Electric Fields and featured in various blogs. Maxwell’s debut single, The Want Comes In Waves, also the title of his debut EP, has a clear Frightened Rabbit influence (no bad thing) and features Lissa Robertson enabling sweet girl/boy vocal harmonies.

Scotland on Sunday readers can watch the video for the single below or visit: https://youtu.be/NtLIzbQ7FWs

Live dates include 1 July at Kelburn Garden Party, 20 July at The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh, 28 July at Mugstock Festival (full band set) and 9 September at The Live Lounge in Dumfries. For more info see www.alex-maxwell.com

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 Electric Fields Festival Headline acts Frightened Rabbit and Dizzee Rascal are joined by Band Of Horses, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Glass Animals, Arab Strap, Kate Tempest and many more over a weekend which also celebrates the best in Scottish street food and drink. Visit www.electricfieldsfestival.com

Electric Fields Festival sponsors Scotland On Sunday Frightened Rabbit at Electric Fields Festival Dizzee Rascal at Electric Fields Festival Kate Tempest at Electric Fields Festival, sponsors of 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