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DTHPDL, Scotland On Sunday, 3 April 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 3 April 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, 27 March, Scumpulse

HAILING from Edinburgh, DTH PDL (Deathpodal) is the solo project of singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and soundtrack artist Alastair J Chivers.

Live, the band swells to a four-piece, with a sound that combines synth-soundscapes, squealing indie guitar licks, weird pop vocal melodies plus a dose of punk and grunge.

The band have just completed a tour across Scotland and are being championed by a growing list of music industry tastemakers. Their latest EP, The Future is released on the retro cassette format and digital download via Edinburgh’s excellent Song, By Toad Records on 18 April. The official EP launch party takes place at Leith Depot on 22 April, followed by an appearance at the inaugural Restless Natives Festival in Glasgow’s East End on 10 May. Listen to The Future at: https://dthpdl.bandcamp.com/album/the-future

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 on Lindisfarne Festival visit www.lindisfarnefestival.com

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

Scumpulse, Scotland On Sunday, 27 March 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 27 March 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on Scotsman.com

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, 27 March, Scumpulse

The casual observer of Scotland’s music scene could easily be forgiven for thinking that when it comes to rock and metal, things don’t get any more raucous than Biffy Clyro and their many copyists. However, Edinburgh band Scumpulse are living proof that a parallel universe exists in which every song goes up to 11.

Describing their sound as “punk-infused black metal,” the four-piece released their debut single Broken Reflection last autumn. It incorporates guitar skills last heard during the golden age of axemanship in the 1980s, while introducing social commentary to an oeuvre usually associated with other lyrical themes.

Scumpulse are about to embark on their third UK tour, which begins on 1 April at Edinburgh’s Banshee Labyrinth, where they will be headlining the nine-act bill at Vomfest, a festival they founded two years ago.

For those that can’t make it, they also play a mini set at our Wide Days festival on 22 April at The Electric Circus [click for FREE tickets]

Listen at: https://soundcloud.com/scumpulse

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

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