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Campfires In Winter, Scotland on Sunday, 12 February 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 12 February 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on Scotsman.com [in association with Tribe Tattoo]

CAMPFIRES IN WINTER Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 12 February 2017, Campfires In Winter

Campfires In Winter are an indie-rock quartet from Croy.

They release their debut album ‘Ischaemia’ on 24 February through excellent Glasgow label Olive Grove Records and it was produced by Andy Bush (The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks), thanks to funding from Creative Scotland.

The band have built a loyal fanbase and have enjoyed airplay from Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6) and Vic Galloway (BBC Radio Scotland) as well as coverage in newspapers and online blogs.

Their sound is a powerful mix of post-rock guitars, dreamy piano, multi-part vocal harmonies, and Robert Canavan’s lilting Scottish accent on top – it’s a fantastic debut!

They launch the album with support from American Clay and Book Group at The Old Hairdressers in Glasgow on 24 February. Watch the official video for lead single ’Free Me From The Howl’ press Play below:

or visit https://youtu.be/oGjdI9JiqhM

Under the Radar is in association with Tribe Tattoo to find out more visit www.tribetattoo.co.uk

>Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry social and seminar night, Born To Be Wide. Their annual Wide Days convention takes place 21-22 April. www.widedays.com

* 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

Monticule, Scotland On Sunday, 6 March 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 6 March 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine, Monticule

Consisting of brothers Jamie and Mike Struthers plus school friend Jason Irvine, Edinburgh-based trio Monticule are refreshingly different.

They specialise in soulful, blues-influenced rock with a contemporary twist, combining distinctive vocals, intricate slide guitar and jazz drums.

Released late last year, debut single ‘Vultures’ gained radio support from Edith Bowman on BBC Introducing airplay on Amazing Radio plus a live appearance on STV

Latest single ‘Pros and Cons’ was self-produced and released at a sold out hometown show in The Voodoo Rooms last weekend, with support from Adam Thompson of We Were Promised Jetpacks.

See Monticule live on 14 March at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh, 17 March at The Howlin’ Wolf in Glasgow in addition to festival appearances at FyneFest on 10 June and HebCelt on 16 July. Visit: www.monticuleband.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music business night Born To Be Wide full info visit www.borntobewide.co.uk

** 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 http://www.emubands.com/blog/create-electronic-press-kit/