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Jamie & Shoony, Scotland On Sunday, 17 April 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 17 April 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, 17 April, Jamie & Shoony

Jamie & Shoony first gained attention four years ago when they played a guerilla gig in an Edinburgh supermarket and posted the performance on youtube. Since then they have since added a rhythm section and carved out a reputation for their rousing live shows which appeal to an extremely broad audience, and which invariably involve crowd surfing.

Yet although they have played everywhere from strip clubs to Linthlithgow Palace, as well as dozens of festivals, the band only recently got round to releasing a single. With its driving guitars, pounding rhythms and a chorus which induces the listener to simultaneously sing along and jump around, it brilliantly captures the energy of their live sets.

Jamie & Shoony are now lining up their next release, Settle Down, and Glasgow shoppers should look out for some exotically disguised individuals on Saturday, when the band plan to film their new video in a variety of disguises.

Before then, they are due to headline Hempfest on Glasgow Green (20 April) and have dates in Perth, Kilmarnock, Lockerbie, Brodick and Dunfermline over the coming weeks. These culminate in a support slot for Sugarhill Gang and Grandmaster Flash at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room 4 June [click for tickets] Expect the audience to be very warmed up by the time the hip hop masters take to the stage – Jamie & Shoony are a musical force to reckon with.

Visit www.jamieandshoony.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run run Scotland’s music convention, Wide Days, which takes place from 22-23 April in venues throughout Edinburgh www.widedays.com

Under The Radar new music column is in association with Lindisfarne Festival for more information visit www.lindisfarnefestival.com

* For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon

We Came From Wolves, Scotland On Sunday, 10 April 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 10 April 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, 10 April, We Came From Wolves

Fresh from a tour of the Scottish Highlands, including a live session on Gaelic station BBC Rapal, Perthshire alt-rock quartet We Came From Wolves are starting to make waves.

Taken from their self-titled debut album, their latest single, ‘Ruiner’ was released last month via Saraseto Records and to date, they’ve enjoyed attention from BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway, Jim Gellatly, Rock Sound, Big Cheese Magazine and Kerrang!

Live, the four-piece are a force of nature and their blistering shows have led to bookings as far afield as Slovakia, Germany, France, support slots with Frightened Rabbit, The LaFontaines and helped secure a Best Rock / Alternative gong at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards.

Their next gig is at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on 23 April as part of new multi-venue festival The Big Discovery Listen at: https://soundcloud.com/wecamefromwolvesmusic

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run run Scotland’s music convention, Wide Days, which takes place from 22-23 April in venues throughout Edinburgh www.widedays.com

Under The Radar new music column is in association with Lindisfarne Festival for more information visit www.lindisfarnefestival.com

* For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon