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Doune the Rabbit Hole Music Festival
19th - 21st August

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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL


Doune the Rabbit Hole is an intimate, independent music & arts festival located amidst the glorious ancient oak trees of the Cardross Estate, near (Scotland’s ONLY) Lake of Menteith, in Stirlingshire. We started life in 2010, at a site near the town of Doune (hence the name!) and for the last 6 years have been celebrating the very best of Scotland’s independent/DIY arts scene alongside amazing international guests.

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Days

Friday 19th August to Sunday 21st August August, come and join us for the whole weekend!

5

Stages

As well as the music stages there are also a number of activities for kids, a spoken word tent and numerous stalls.

100+

Artists

Line-up to be announced soon!

Artists


  • Admiral-Fallow

    Admiral Fallow

    'no song on Tiny Rewards is overshadowed by its counterparts, nor given anything less than the band's full dedication' Drowned in Sound

    Cate Le Bon

    Cate Le Bon

    'These are small, graceful songs with deceptive amounts of depth, due in no small part to the circumstances surrounding writing the album' Pitchfork

    Treacherous Orchestra

    Treacherous Orchestra

  • Mungo's HiFi

    Mungo’s HiFi w/ Solo Banton

    SUUNS

    Suuns

    Jeffrey-Lewis

    Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts

    'Bringing together a nihilistic world view, a self-deprecating sense of introspection and a healthy dollop of absurd humour' The Line of Best Fit

  • KATHRYN JOSEPH

    Kathryn Joseph

    “bruised yet beautiful” THE HERALD

    C-Duncan

    C Duncan

    'pastoral dream-pop dizzyingly close to perfection' The Guardian

    RESONATORS

    Resonators

    “There's a long history of UK musicians stamping their own identity on Jamaican sounds...Resonators proudly carry the tradition forwards, adding a distinctly British aesthetic to Dubwise production and also infusing elements from the Bass Music explosion that's revitalised the lower end of the sonic spectrum in recent years” Mercury Music Prize Recommends

  • Colonel-Mustard

    Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5

    'The highlight of Liverpool Sound City' - Marc Riley (BBC 6Music)

    BLANCK MASS

    Blanck Mass

    Richard Dawson

    Richard Dawson

    “Perhaps Dawson’s most ambitious and affecting composition to date” 7.8 – Pitchfork

  • Awesome Tapes

    Awesome Tapes from Africa

    JULIANNA-BARWICK

    Julianna Barwick

    THE BAGHDADDIES

    The Baghdaddies

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    Clap Clap

    SAX RUINS

    Sax Ruins

    Emma-Pollock

    Emma Pollock

    “The Dusty Springfield of cerebral indie pop. In a field of her own” UNCUT [8/10]

  • HECTOR

    Hector Bizerk

    bombskare

    Bombskare

    'Scotland's premier ska band' The Scotsman

    The Destroyers

    The Destroyers

  • TREMBLING BELLS

    Trembling Bells

    A-SUDDEN-BURST-OF-COLOUR

    A Sudden Burst of Colour

    GUN-OUTFIT

    Gun Outfit

  • EGEBAMYASI

    Egebamyasi

    Mickey 9's

    Mickey 9’s

    SHOPPING

    Shopping

  • BABE

    BABE

    “wonderfully strange conflation of Wild Beasts-esque falsetto, a fidgety musical backdrop of chiming guitars and delicate electronic textures” The Guardian

    De-Rosa

    De Rosa

    'De Rosa at their pleading, emotive best...' 8/10 Clash

    SINDERINS

    Sinderins

  • ROBIN CATO

    Robin Catto (Reggae Heaven)

    Fallopé-The-Tubes

    Fallopé & The Tubes

    rozi plain

    Rozi Plain

  • LEGO-SOUNDS

    Lego Sounds

    HQFU

    HQFU

    SAMSON-SOUND

    Samson Sounds

  • PIGS X 7

    Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

    STALAWA-SOUND

    Stalawa Sound

    SUNSHINE SOCIAL

    Sunshine Social

  • Hannah Lou Clark

    Hannah Lou Clark

    “From it’s opening drum machine thud and flicker of guitar to its lullaby like closer ‘My Game’, ‘Silent Type’ is assured and sublime” NME

    Iona Fyfe Band

    Iona Fyfe Band

    MOGEN

    MØGEN

  • Vasa

    Vasa

    'One of the most exciting, dynamic instrumental bands in the UK...riffs the size of King Kong's scrotal baskets' - The Independent

    Sound of Yell

    Sound of Yell

    “A Glasgow avant folk super group… not so much a family tree but a rhizome’ – The Quietus

    CAIRO-LIBERATION-FRONT

    Cairo Liberation Front

    'Cairo Liberation Front have been attempting to spread the sound of the Egyptian Underground' The Guardian

  • Woodenbox

    Woodenbox

    'Woodebox's ability to snakecharm feet into hypnotic tapping, such is the level of the jaunty groove on show' - The List

    JO MANGO

    Jo Mango

    “Her gentle voice holds a pure innocence akin to Bjork…” - The Sunday Mail

    BARBEROS

    Barberos

  • POLARNECKS

    Polarnecks

    DTRH-generic

    Polarnecks

    HERSCHEL 36

    Herschel 36

  • DTRH-generic

    Samedia Shebeen DJs

    BOSSY LOVE

    Bossy Love

    Teen Canteen

    Teen Canteen

  • Crying-Lion-1

    The Crying Lion

    'a unique blend of the visionary and the earthly' Folk Radio

    STEPH-FRASER-AND-MO-EVANS

    Steph Fraser & Mo Evans

    E-Karika-Djal

    E Karika Djal

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    Strawberry Jam

    Howie Reeve

    Howie Reeve

    “He exists somewhere between post-punk virtuoso, innovative non-linear avant-gardist, and honest and intimate lyricist” (The List)

    Honey and the herbs

    Honey & The Herbs

  • MASSICOT

    MASSICOT

    Urang-Mutang

    Urang Matang

    'an intriguing energy-fuelled set' NE Volume

    glad community choir

    Glad Community Choir Sings Bowie

  • MIGHTY-OAK

    Mighty Oak

    DTRH-generic

    Doug MacGregor

    DTRH-generic

    Escape Roots Sound

  • OUTBLINKER

    Outblinker

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    Outblinker

    JEMIMA THEWES

    Jemima Thewes

  • DTRH-generic-1

    Old Bag

    DTRH-generic

    Umbongo Nambarrie

    NORRIE MCCULLOCH

    Norrie McCulloch

  • DTRH-generic-1

    Steadfast Sylvatica

    DECEMBER '91

    December ’91

    UPJUMPED BRASS BAND

    Upjumped Brass Band

  • ALIEN-LULLABIES

    Fiona Soe Paing – Alien Lullabies

    'Unutterably cool, darkly alluring, fascinatingly inventive.' The Scotsman

    DTRH-generic

    Raza

    DTRH-generic

    Bass Warrior & Peter Brown

  • DTRH-generic

    Heavy Duty Masterclocks

    DTRH-generic

    B2kWhattSound

    DTRH-generic

    Green Ewan

Admiral-Fallow
Admiral Fallow
'no song on Tiny Rewards is overshadowed by its counterparts, nor given anything less than the band's full dedication' Drowned in Sound

Admiral Fallow

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Emerging from the thriving nu-folk scene of the late noughties, Admiral Fallow are a fiercely proud Scottish five-piece influenced by the likes of Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, and Rufus Wainwright. Lead singer Louis Abbott, clarinetist Kevin Brolly, flutist Sarah Hayes, double bassist Joseph Rattray, and drummer Philip Hague formed the band, originally named Brother Louis Collective, while studying in Glasgow in 2007. Championed by Fyfe Dangerfield from the outset, they were invited to open for the Guillemots' Scottish tour soon after, before signing to indie label Lo-Five Records. After headlining the Sunday night T-Break stage at 2009's T in the Park and supporting the Futureheads, Paolo Nutini, and King Creosote, they released their debut single, "These Barren Years," and followed it up a year later with parent album Boots Met My Face, which was produced by former Delgados drummer Paul Savage. The band signed with Nettwerk for its sophomore release, 2012's indie folk Tree Bursts in Snow, named to evoke imagery of a weapon exploding near a snow-covered tree, inspired by the broader topic of loss through violence. Making a conscious effort to change things up for their third LP, they avoided acoustic guitars and devised songs primarily through keyboards, as well as writing as a band instead of building off of Abbott's compositions. Admiral Fallow also arranged their own songs for a collaboration with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in 2013, which influenced more elaborate arrangements on the album. Remaining the same on the resulting Tiny Rewards were thoughtful lyrics, melodic muscle, and a sincerity conveyed by Abbott's vocal performances. Written at a series of band retreats at a studio outside of Fort William, Scotland, and recorded in the summer of 2014, it was co-produced by Admiral Fallow and Cameron Blackwood, mixed by Savage, and released in 2015.
Cate Le Bon
Cate Le Bon
'These are small, graceful songs with deceptive amounts of depth, due in no small part to the circumstances surrounding writing the album' Pitchfork

Cate Le Bon

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CATE LE BON will release her fourth album Crab Day on 15th April via Turnstile on LP, CD and download. In the US the album will be released via Drag City. Recorded at Panoramic House studio, West Marin, California last spring, Crab Day was produced by Noah Georgson and Josiah Steinbrick. According to Cate: Crab Day was lovingly formed in the mouth of the Pacific Ocean, as it quietly mocked us with its magnitude. It’s the sound of the ‘accidentally on purpose’ coming together of the right people at precisely the right time in an environment that furnished and fuelled the abandonment we felt effortlessly. It’s a coalition of inescapable feelings and fabricated nonsense, each propping the other up.Crab Day is an old holiday. Crab Day is a new holiday. Crab Day isn’t a holiday at all.” To accompany Crab Day’s release, Cate recently spent time in Berlin where she shot a film directed by visual artist and film-maker Phil Collins. A trailer for the film has been revealed today which can be seen HERE. To complete a hat-trick of announcements, Cate has also announced a handful of European shows where she will perform Crab Day in it’s entirety with Los Angeles semi-experimental, semi-improvisational music ensemble Banana. Tickets are very limited and available for a short period of time via Cate's website as part of album pre-sale bundles before going on general sale on Friday at 9am. Cate says of the shows: “Being the monstrous pessimist that I am, I was of the mind that the actuality of these shows happening was a pipe dream given that the ensemble comprises some of LA’s finest and most sought after musicians (H.Hawkline and I always thought of ourselves as the feral element, the sand in the gourmet sandwich) and everyone’s schedules and various commitments would be a catastrophe to sync. But the seeds were sewn and I could not stop fantasising about how wonderful it would be to introduce Crab Day not exactly as it is on record but as a live experience backed by this powerhouse of a band.” She adds: BANANA, which will comprise of Josiah Steinbrick, Josh Klinghoffer, Stella Mozgawa, Stephen Black, H.Hawkline and myself, will open the evening with a set of equally composed and improvised adventures through tuned repetition, polyrhythm and Eastern themes, near and far, for movement and dance followed by half-time orange segments, costume changes and a reshuffling of the cabinet for a very special performance of Crab Day.”
Treacherous Orchestra
Treacherous Orchestra

Treacherous Orchestra

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The Treacherous Orchestra story is one of many strands, a tale told spanning the length and breadth of Scotland.  An un-definable collective force fusing people, concepts, styles and influences, shaping a musical supergroup that defies description.  From the North to the South, East to the West they came, converging in the musical melting-pot of Glasgow, trading ideas over beers and playing music with ferocity, verve and passion.  This is a tale of musical origins… These roots and strands – the essence of the band – are the stories of the members themselves, all emerging from their own musical habitat and adding their own distinctive identity.  The band is composed of seasoned musicians who are already treading notable paths and reaching international recognition with other bands as performers, arrangers and composers.  Those bands that have gone before them, the likes of  Martyn Bennett’s Cuilinn Music, Wolfstone, Peatbog Faeries, Shooglenifty and Salsa Celtica tell the tale of a country full of bright musical minds, ideas, innovation and evolution.  It is a tale that continues with the rise of this epic Orchestra. The sleepy region of Perthshire is where the first chapter unfolds. Unbeknown to them at the time, two young instrumentalists of the local scene were gaining notoriety as the fiercest young pipers of their generation. Ali Hutton and Ross Ainslie sat in a small cottage, fire crackling, eyes and ears transfixed by the learnings of one of the true master composers and instrumentalists of the 20th/21st century, the late Gordon Duncan. His style flowing from finger to finger trickled down and infused these two young protégés with a style and sense of harmony, rhythm and composition that no one else can claim to possess. His passing away in 2005 left the legacy of his music and his influence will never be forgotten. Ross and Ali have since gone on to be heralded as individual instrumentalists in their own right playing in many of the great Scottish acts of the last decade. As the cottage fire crackled in Perthshire it was another “shire” to the north that shaped the identity of three other young musicians. A one-legged crofter with a fondness for a good malt whisky was the inspiration for accordion player John Somerville. Musical gatherings in his parents house in the crofting hamlet of Abriachan, which lies high above the shores of Loch Ness, held the key to him taking up the instrument. With Angie Forregan in attendance a night of stories was always guaranteed but it was his accordion playing that John took to his heart deciding that the buttons, keys and bellows were for him. Born to a Czech mum and a Scottish father, it would always be difficult for him to completely hide his roots. Influenced by many styles of music, from West Highand Gaelic, to Eastern European, modern Funk to Techno, John developed his own unique style of accordion playing. Adam Sutherland, was also raised on the shores of Loch Ness. From a small croft near the village of Errogie which sits above the loch’s south shores, he would travel to the north side to be taught under the watchful eye of late Highland fiddle legend Donald Riddle. Three years were spent going between Donald’s house in Clunes and his own amid a sea of half-made fiddles, playful kittens and a treasure of stories and tales. Described by Donald as a “promising” player Adam then went on to hone his skills with the world renowned Alasdair Fraser, embellishing his style and ornamentation. A bizarre combination of choral music and Led Zeppelin influenced his teenage years. Adam has been hailed as one of the pioneering Scottish fiddle players of this generation, always on the cutting edge, experimenting yet retaining the very source of his playing that lay in the traditions of his native Highland home. Completing this trio of musical personalities is electric guitar player and Highland gentleman Barry “Spad” Reid. Growing up in Kilmorack, near Beauly, Barry started learning guitar from his father at the tender age 11. He would practise between his house and school being driven on by some of the contemporary guitar greats of that period. A rich and varied musical diet of Martyn Bennett, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Goldie, Moving shadow, Mouth Music, Shooglenifty amongst others is responsible for Barry’s style, fusing all these influences with a fine knowledge of his instrument. So it is here that we leave the Inverness connection and travel, as the crow flies, 30 miles South to the quaint Highland village of Grantown on Spey, home turf to another of the band’s members. We skip to Christmas nineteen eighty eight, with gleaming eyes and full of excitement, six year old Fraser Stone is under the brightly lit Christmas tree unwrapping the beginning of things to come. A plastic drum kit from his parents defined his musical heritage. Long hours and much energy were spent in his bedroom playing his humble collection of pots, pans and anything else he could find lying around. Eventually a fully-fledged kit replaced this, with Fraser constantly adding to his vast array of percussive instruments. He played along to bands such as Wolfstone, Shooglenifty, Santana, Hendrix, Guns n Roses and many of the Motown greats, hour upon hour spent developing his style, trying to emulate the feel of drummers such as Pete Erskine, John Bonham, Carter Beuford and Steve Gadd, the legends of that musical form. From the West of Ireland, via Dublin, came a Banjo player by the name of Éamonn Coyne.  An undeniably huge repertoire of session tunes and a unique deft plucking style were the hallmarks of a man that had travelled wide and earned his spurs playing with legendary purveyors of the instrument such as Béla Fleck and Alison Brown.  But his first banjo influences stem from closer to home: a man from Co. Donegal in the North-West of Ireland and another from Birmingham (West Midlands, Englandshire!) via Galway and Mayo. The Irish influence in the Orchestra was not just felt from the man whose origins lay in the Emerald Isle.  Two other members of the band, who share the same surname – although both would decline any notion that they were anything other than musical brothers – also had roots in the West.  Kevin O’Neill is an enigma of Glasgow, a man often found fronting sessions in all manner of venues across the city.  His style, born of a fusion between Scottish and Irish playing is as fluid and meticulously controlled, as it is exhilarating to listen to.  Born in the Royal Burgh of Rutherglen, Kevin is a true Glaswegian character, blending his fondness for the city’s hidden depths with a cartoon-like outlook on life. Martin O’Neill, a former All-Ireland and All-Britain Bodhrán champion is a character of a different persuasion.  A much-lauded musician in both the Irish and Scottish traditions his rhythmical style bears the roots of both these scenes.  A random phone call from an unexpected location one afternoon was all it took for Martin to become part of legend Stevie Wonder’s band.  Adding to a team of percussionists he toured with the band living and breathing life on the road with a true musical goliath. Long_About_Photo3 The penultimate chapter of the story sees us shift to the Scottish heartland of Dunblane where a boy, fourteen years of age had just discovered a musical toy of a different kind.  Duncan Lyall, TO’s bassist, had found at the back of a music room cupboard a four track recorder.  This dusty piece of equipment, unwanted and unused would provide an inspiration for the young Bassist.  He began recording and experimenting with musical lines, adding slowly, layer by layer, concocting arrangements, fusing melodies, bass lines and rhythms and it was this experimentation and intrinsic understanding of musical structure that paved the way for his future.  Duncan has now appeared on over fifty albums and has several production credits to his name. The final chapter in the Origins story sees us travelling to the very depths of the country.  Birgham, merely a stones-throw from the English border, was where Innes Watson grew up and it is this area and its strong musical heritage that he took much inspiration from.  At the tender age of four his dad flung a guitar into his hands and Innes, with ease like it was merely an extension of his young frame, began to play.  It was this natural ability and enthusiasm for music and life that would cultivate him from learning a few simple notes and chords all that time ago to recently being hailed “Instrumentalist of the Year” at 2011’s Scots Trad Music Awards.  Innes is one of many gifted young players that the flourishing Borders scene of the 1990’s produced; itself a wonderful renaissance arising from a sense of pride in the local culture. Long_About_Photo1 And so, they all converged in Glasgow making their way to the bright lights whether it be for study, work or play.  Great bastions such as 1159 Argyll St, The North Lodge Hostel, 50 Berkley Street, 10 Cleveland St and 514 Renfrew Street, housed and provided a roof for many.  Long nights of playing tunes, composing, and pouring over notes were had, including many impromptu performances in venues across the city.  Scarcely a square meal was ever afforded or cooked yet rich in glorious music and culture these strongholds were.  Musicians and their compatriots all surviving in some sort of distorted harmony, playing music, and enjoying the freedom that life at that time gave. And so it was that eventually the idea of turning these origins – these personal journeys – in to one whole came, and at Celtic Connections 2009, the Treacherous Orchestra was born.  The electrifying atmosphere of a first gig.  The monster was raring, breathing, waiting to be unleashed.  A titanic vessel was to break free from its moorings.
Mungo's HiFi
Mungo’s HiFi w/ Solo Banton

Mungo's HiFi w/ Solo Banton

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Mungo's Hi Fi are a Glasgow-based sound system and production unit who pull off that rare trick of making reggae/dancehall that is original and of quality. Mungo’s was the brainchild of two likeminded dance DJs at the turn of the millennium, inspired by King Tubby, Prince Jammy and the UK’s Unity Sounds. True to reggae/dancehall’s DIY ethos, they built their first sound system from speakers found in a skip and began producing on an old Atari. They started inviting visiting vocalists to their regular nights in Glasgow to hold the mic and then join them in the studio. Following some early recordings on London’s Dubhead records, including debut album Mungo’s Hi Fi Meets Brother Culture, they founded their Scotch Bonnet label in 2005. Today Mungo’s is a global operation with six members: all committed to spreading their philosophy of serious, seismic productions plus easy going democratic dancehall fun. Highly collaborative, they’ve worked with everyone from Sugar Minott and Ranking Joe in Jamaica to Major Lazer in America, Kenny Knots and Solo Banton in England, and Scotland’s Soom T. So far they’ve released five albums featuring an ensemble of talented artists: 2009’s Sound System Champions, 2011’s Forward Ever, 2013's Brand New Bangarang, 2014’s Serious Time and 2015's Serious Time. All combine a keen sense of history with a wicked creative streak and some industrial strength drum ‘n’ bass. Like their inspirations, Mungo’s believe in testing their music where it matters: at their hugely popular parties and events worldwide. A sound system, a production house and a unique way of doing things - Mungo’s Hi Fi are always looking for new collaborators and people who share their vision. It’s a vision based on taking music more seriously than yourself and pushing forward while never forgetting where you’re from.
SUUNS
Suuns

Suuns

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Jeffrey-Lewis
Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts
'Bringing together a nihilistic world view, a self-deprecating sense of introspection and a healthy dollop of absurd humour' The Line of Best Fit

Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts

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Manhattan is Jeffrey Lewis’s seventh studio album for Rough Trade, and his first since 2011’s A Turn In The Dream-Songs. But the Lower East Side Renaissance man - apparently as unsleeping as his NYC hometown - has certainly not been on sabbatical for the past four years. Far from it: since his last LP, Lewis has played over 555 (!!) live shows (ranging from living rooms to Radio City Music Hall supporting Pulp); released a collaboration album with Peter Stampfel, a three-song single entitled “WWPRD" (for What Would Pussy Riot Do) and a self-released album as “Jeffrey Lewis & the Jrams"; created and published both a series of zines in which he adapted Sonic Youth songs into sonnet form (naturally entitled Sonnet Youth) as well as two issues of his acclaimed comic Fuff. He has also illustrated several books and toured the US lecturing on the comic The Watchmen. Lewis’s new album, produced with John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Phosphorescent, War On Drugs), is both named after and directly inspired by New York City, but is no regionalized curio. Like contemporaries The Mountain Goats or The Decemberists, it’s the very specificity of the details Lewis uses to depict his characters and situations that make his songs so evocative, and so emotionally rich. While we may not have grown up five blocks away from where we now reside in the LES, like Lewis does, we’ve all encountered our own “Scowling Crackhead Ian”, stoop-loitering or not; we’ve all had a sad, aimless breakup conversation like Lewis’s in “Manhattan,” even if ours didn’t take us over the Williamsburg Bridge, through a graffitied train-yard, and across a crowded skate park on Avenue A. While Manhattan’s Lower East Side/East Village and environs is no longer the creative hotbed of its half-apocryphal, legendary past, Lewis carries an undimmed torch once borne by other musical polymaths with their roots in the area, like The Holy Modal Rounders, Silver Apples, The Fugs, and David Peel, with the great poets of NYC’s past, Lou Reed and Bob Dylan, serving as eternal guiding stars. Lewis’s own background is studded with New York cultural history: one uncle was a notorious radical theater activist in the ‘60s and ‘70s, one uncle a well-known composer, and his cousin, Perry Robinson, is a renowned free-jazz clarinetist and memoirist. More than any of his previous records, Manhattan finds Lewis grappling with the weight of his own history, the history of his neighborhood and his city, and the sometimes-overwhelming emotional burdens we all bear moving amidst human relationships. The production underlines his narrative, punctuated with episodes of sonic chaos as city noises, tape effects, guitar squalls, and monotone chanted refrains pile up and threaten to overtake Lewis’s vocals; elsewhere, big, warm guitars bring accessibility into the sweetness of love song “Outta Town”; “Have A Baby” is staccato and unrelenting, like the lyrics’ biological clock. Manhattan, then, is both about and not about New York City; Lewis is both a lifelong resident and a detached observer of his hometown; but ultimately, it’s a simple treatment of human moments by one of our sharpest songwriting talents.  
KATHRYN JOSEPH
Kathryn Joseph
“bruised yet beautiful” THE HERALD

Kathryn Joseph

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Kathryn Joseph released her debut album “bones you have thrown me and blood I’ve spilled” in January 2015; what started as an album “kickstarted” by dedicated fans has quietly and organically become a much loved, critically acclaimed album of 2015 – and in June – became the winner of Scottish Album of the Year (the longlist included Young Fathers, Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai and Paulo Nutini) Prior to her debut release – Kathryn Joseph was regarded one of Scotland's best-kept secrets; prodigiously talented and criminally underrated her voice possesses the other-worldly quality comparable to Ms Newsom and Björk; but she is by no means of an ilk. Better compared with Anthony Heggarty; she is an artist in every way; unique and soulful, and at the core a beautiful unnerving truth. Kathryn Joseph’s debut album "bones you have thrown me and blood I’ve spilled" paints a delicate moving, at time visceral but always intricately beautiful description of her life until now. Lyrically compelling and sonically stunning, her album evokes a stark, cinematic journey. Written in a period during which life took Kathryn between northern bothies, east coast beaches, the forth bridges and ultimately the east end of Glasgow where she recorded the album. It was captured predominantly live in just a week by Scottish music industry veteran Marcus Mackay at the diving bell lounge (Frightened Rabbit, Snow Patrol, Trembling Bells, Alasdair Roberts, Sparrow and the Workshop). Kathryn's on record, and sometime-live collaboration with Marcus offers an unmissable, heart heavy and gut wrenching but understated performance. Those lucky enough to catch her at one of her rare performances are sure to be captivated, moved and perhaps a little disturbed. Kathryn Joseph's first limited edition pressings onto white vinyl (250 copies) and handcut CDs sold out quickly. It has since been re-mastered and been made available for wider distribution. Kathryn’s first single release the bird \ the worm is now available as download and aa side on 7” (limited to 250 copies). Accompanying the already heard title track “The Bird” is the previously unheard “The Worm” a song that was recorded with the rest of the album but never made it on -and since the re-master and playing live with Marcus on percussion, it made sense as a single in its own right. On release, it made Drowned in Sounds single of the week. For Kathryn’s official video for The Bird – she and SCOTTISH BALLET Creative have collaborated with Eve Mcchonachie as director, and Sophie Laplane as choreographer/dancer to create a beautiful, moving and picturesque video set on a West coast beach at sunset.
C-Duncan
C Duncan
'pastoral dream-pop dizzyingly close to perfection' The Guardian

C Duncan

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Glasgow’s C Duncan, born 1989, is the son of two classical musicians. Surrounded by music throughout his childhood, Christopher initially took up piano and viola. His teens led him to school bands – learning to play guitar, bass and drums – but did little to quell his fascination with the composition and performance of classical music. He eventually enrolled in Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) to study music composition, where his pieces were performed by various ensembles across the UK. To hear C Duncan’s music now is to grasp those two common threads between his interests in classical and modern music. The pieces that make up his forthcoming debut LP are formed from lush choral harmonies and acoustic instrumentation, textured like contemporary dreampop and all recorded at home in Glasgow on his bedroom studio setup, gradually built up one layer and one instrument at a time. The results of this methodical and isolationist recording process give us charming lo-fi folk with the harmonic width of choral composition, the sweetness of barbershop and the rough eloquence that has so readily soundtracked Glasgow over the past decades. Christopher is also an accomplished painter, naming Grant Wood and Gerhard Richter as influences. His work has been exhibited throughout Scotland and he provides cover art for his own records, expressing the same musical ideas through painted image.  
 
RESONATORS
Resonators
“There's a long history of UK musicians stamping their own identity on Jamaican sounds...Resonators proudly carry the tradition forwards, adding a distinctly British aesthetic to Dubwise production and also infusing elements from the Bass Music explosion that's revitalised the lower end of the sonic spectrum in recent years” Mercury Music Prize Recommends

Resonators

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Resonators are one of the UKs best loved reggae acts. With dual vocal powerhouse Faye Houston and Kassia Zermon (aka Bunty) fronting the group, their repetoire ranges from sweet and soulful to the heavier and more progressive elements of contemporary dance music. With their energetic live shows, the nine-piece group have won over crowds accross the UK and Europe, and 2016 will see them return with a much anticipated new release. New single 'Healer' is a beautifully crafted, soulful composition. Horns and delays drift and float above a solid, rootsy rhythm, with vocal harmonies reminiscent of 70s reggae trios. The single will come out 22nd April as a limited press white label 7", with the dub on the B-side reshaping the underlying rhythm with raucous reverbs and delays. The single will be the first from the forthcoming LP 'Imaginary People' (Sept 2016) which sees the group release their heaviest, deepest production to date. Steeped in psychedelic dub, Resonators create a cross-over sound with an appeal beyond just reggae fans. With a follow-up single released in June. Resonators will be showcasing material from the forthcoming album live on stage for the very first time this summer. Click here to listen to previews of 3 new tracks on soundcloud. (Private demo mixes, please do not share!) Resonators' previous releases gained worldwide and national radio support (inc. BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music) from the likes of David Rodigan, Lauren Laverne, Craig Charles and Mark Lamarr, including a live performance on Radio 4's Loose Ends. Known for their infectious high energy and positive vibes, Resonators' live shows see their sound engineer Darren Jamtone mixing and dubbing the band live, taking techniques from the studio to the stage, creating an immersive psychedelic live dub experience. The past few years have seen the band move audiences at legendary venues including Brixton Academy, Brighton Dome, Koko, Jazz Café, and festivals including Glastonbury, Reggae Sun Ska (France) Outlook (Croatia), Dour (Belgium) and Fusion (Germany). They have played support slots with a vast array of acts including Jimmy Cliff, Lee Perry, Fat Freddy's Drop, Horace Andy, Arrested Development and Black Uhuru to name a few.
Colonel-Mustard
Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5
'The highlight of Liverpool Sound City' - Marc Riley (BBC 6Music)

Colonel Mustard and The Dijon 5

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We are the shiny disco ball hat wearing, ultimate genre hopping, twisted festival, live stage machine that puts the emphasis on music, entertaining and laughter. We are a party at its most outrageous and ridiculous. Imagine Primal Scream and Happy Mondays had children genetically fused with the DNA of The Beatles, Frank Zappa, Bob Marley and Neil Diamond. Our live show has included crowdsailing in a rubber dinghy (see pic attached), crowdsurfing on inflatable alligators, laughter yoga, hug-offs, dance-offs in a giant hay bird nest, singalongs about dancing in gay discos and being heartbroken by ginger people, line dancing and high 5ing to the beats. Always expect the unexpected when the Dijon 5 come to town! The last two years have been our most successful yet. 2014 began with a sell-out show in legendary Glasgow venue King Tuts Wah Wah Hut (where Oasis were "discovered"), the release of our debut album Party To Make Music To Party To Make Music To Party To Make Music To Party To 1, a summer packed with festival appearances and headlining show at the world famous Barrowland Ballrooms with a rockumentary documenting that day's now legendary Mustardonics! 2015 was been even better for us. We played 32 gigs including 14 festivals and Liverpool Sound City alongside The Flaming Lips and Sean Lennon (with a Liverpool Echo rave review). Marc Riley on BBC 6Music later described us as, "the highlight of Liverpool Sound City" and a pair of my "retired" yellow jeans even made it into Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie's 'Rock Trouser Museum' on their BBC 6Music RadMac show (pic attached). We released 'These Are Not The Drugs (You Are Looking For)' with a 'Tale of Two Cities' double launch party in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The video for it was shot at the Sighthill Stone Circle in Glasgow, Eden Festival, Kelburn Garden Party and stars Scottish acting legend Gavin Mitchell (who played Boaby the barman in the BBC sitcom Still Game). In November we were the headline act on the international Stop Climate Chaos day of action playing in front of thousands on the famous Ross Bandstand in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. And in December we supported Scouse Britpop legends, Space, in the Classic Grand, Glasgow and played in front of a sold-out crowd at our Yellow Movement Xmas Party in the new east-end of Glasgow venue Saint Luke's. It was there that we announced our second headlining gig at the world famous Barrowland Ballroom; Yellowland, on Saturday 5th March 2016 (poster attached). We are part of The Yellow Movement. An international collective that began in Glasgow; a creative movement with a DIY ethos aiming to affect positive change, bring people together and make them happy. This is our manifesto: "Laugh until you no longer know what it is to hate, release your soul, determine your own fate, lose your self consciousness, find anonymous awesomeness, in bottomless thoughtfulness, lose your inhibitions, forget the distractions, take non-violent direct action, be your own improvement, use your illusion. You are never alone, anyone can happen, be the best you, you can be. This is the blueprint, we are the nuisance, the fluent union of amusement. The Yellow Movement, the evolution revolution, a symbiosis of (un)conscious and conscience... do join us." Spread the Mustard love and join The Yellow Movement. Your Colonel needs you! You ARE the 6th Dijon! We love you! Thank you for being a friend.
BLANCK MASS
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Blanck Mass, the solo project of Benjamin John Power of electronic noise duo Fuck Buttons, today announces Dumb Flesh – his newest solo offering, out May 11, 2015 via Sacred Bones Records. Listen to Lead Single “Dead Format” Here Dumb Flesh, was written, produced and recorded by Benjamin in a number of different locations over the space of a year. It began life in Fuck Buttons’ ‘Space Mountain’ studio, moved into a windowless attic space in Hatch End, North London, then was finished up at Ben’s new home in Edinburgh. The geographical spread of the sessions is reflected in the shifting landscapes of the tracks and the ever-changing sound-palette used to realise Dumb Flesh as an expansive body of work. Theamatically, Dumb Flesh is a comment on the flaws of the human form in its current evolutionary state. The frailty of the human body naturally became a resonant and inescapable part of the album's gestation. “We are at the mercy of our genetic heritage everyday. No matter how intelligent we are compared to other life forms, we’re still made up of the same building blocks and things can go very wrong”. In particular, the first single 'Dead Format’ reflects upon this reality, whilst ‘Atrophies’ and ‘Detritus’ acknowledge the organic decay we will all inevitably succumb to. The album went through myriad stages of completion before arriving at this definitive version. Benjamin elaborates “There must have been at least three occasions where I re-produced the whole thing, replacing instrumentation and experimenting with new machines until I was happy with where the evolution of the project had arrived. That’s the difference between the subject matter of Dumb Flesh and the process of creating it; an end point can be reached. Saying that, I don’t like to stick around in one place too long so we’ll see where this leads to next.” The Fuck Buttons musician has been making music under the moniker since 2010. His self-titled debut was released on Mogwai’s Rock Action in 2011. In 2012, 'Sundowner'the second track from the album – soundtracked the London Olympics Opening Ceremony. The song was chosen by Underworld’s Rick Smith and performed by London’s Symphony Orchestra to 900 million people worldwide.
Richard Dawson
Richard Dawson
“Perhaps Dawson’s most ambitious and affecting composition to date” 7.8 – Pitchfork

RICHARD DAWSON

Rising up from the bed of the River Tyne, a voice that crumbles and soars, that is steeped in ageold balladry and finely-chiselled observations of the mundane, Richard Dawson is a skewed troubadour at once charming and abrasive. His shambolically virtuosic guitar playing stumbles from music-hall tune-smithery to spidery swatches of noise-colour, swathed in amp static and teetering on the edge of feedback. His songs are both chucklesome and tragic, rooted in a febrile imagination that references worlds held dear and worlds unknown. New album Nothing Important out now on Weird World/Domino, hypnotises from its tender dark whispers to its wild screams, an unparalleled voice in today’s over-preened and manufactured music world.

“I am nothing, You are nothing Nothing important, Death within a dream”

Lyrics from 2014’s Nothing Important

“I was interested in the idea of all of this chaos coming out of nothing, how on earth do we control this chaos and steer it somehow? It is such a narrow path. And just..... Well, that on either side of the path, rubbing up close - the void!”

Richard Dawson spent years incubating his singular art, becoming a quiet legend on the Newcastle experimental scene before exploding across the UK and Europe with the delicately observed personal lilt of his 2012 album The Magic Bridge. Invitations followed to perform at Kraak, Supersonic, and Latitude festivals as well as being lauded by Late Junction and the Wire, which saw him step musically and emotionally outside of Tyneside.

“Tyneside is a sort of borderlands, the border of the border if you know what I mean. Friendly but not too friendly. Still tough enough. The people here will rip the piss out of you. It's a good thing. The land is rolling. There is some good lay line shit here, and open space, and sparkling water. I hadn't been out of the country since I was a kid, and I have encountered such kindness, it's humbling. But once you’ve been away your home square never looks the same anymore. When you are in new places you have no weight of memory and then the contrast of so much weight coming home hitting you can be painful.”

Both live and on record Dawson is a barrage of musical expression and personality. A shambling exterior, amidst tales of pineapples and underpants, ghosts of family members and cats, his stage presence is at once inviting and awe-inspiring. The visceral power of his voice against the lurching modality of his guitar lines conjure false memories of Tim Buckley and Richard Youngs duetting with Sir Richard Bishop and Zoot Horn Rollo. There is a rawness to the music that embodies timeworn singing traditions - the fire and pestilence gait of the Sacred Harp singings, the fractured call and response of the Gaelic Psalms, the unbridled power of Mongolian throat singers - its power tempered by intimacy, flecked with human emotion anchored by a sense of place.

“I have come to think of it as ritual community music. Perhaps you could call that folk music, but it is certainly not in the folk tradition. I hope it belongs to part of a wider tradition of north east artists, people like Jospeh Crawhall, Jack Common, Basil Bunting, John Martin and Peter Beardsley.”

In 2013 Dawson was invited to delve deep into the vaults of the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, from the bowels of which he extracted tales of fatherly joy, but also the trials of young men killing a horse. These nuggets of the past were local, rooted in the land and lore of his home, and the subsequent 2013 album The Glass Trunk was a powerful re-evocation of a North East identity. Here the solo voice was adjacent to a new figuration, alongside noise harpist Rhodri Davies he forged flagellating washes of sound, a musical counterpoint to the unsullied balladry.

This path of artistry and experimentation has resulted in a new album for 2014, one where integrity of voice and adventurous music making are welded with the energy of Dawson’s live performance. Nothing Important is a journey into the mind of Richard Dawson, like a visit to a faith healer one’s own reality melts away as sinewy guitar lines ricochet beneath wavering, spitting lungpower. He picks out wandering melodies, with warped, atonal harmonies wafting in and out of focus; at times the guitar is a second ghostly voice, at others a growling primal stomp driving rabidly forward.

“Si Shevell fills a Reebok Pump with the pulp from his belly then sets off a fire-extinguisher in the girl's dormitory and finally clambers into bed with Miss Batholomew much to the chagrin of the deputy headmaster whose scarlet skull is firmly wedged between her thighs” Lyrics from the Vile Stuff

Like a good folk tale, there are twists in the tapestry he weaves, the everyday details breaking through - be it cans of Castlemaine XXXX or caesarean sections - these are yarns of a Northumbrian childhood, misremembered, overheard, full of death and trauma. This is not a folk record, but it shares something with the epic Appalachian ballads, or a full throated Methodist hymn - tales sung to ward off the misery of the everyday, to transport and transcend, one moment tender, one moment violent - this is music to alter our reality.

Press Quotes on ‘Nothing Important’:

“A remarkable record” 4* - MOJO

“Dawson emerges as a talented chronicler of the tiniest, realest details” – NME

“At times deeply, painfully intimate, but also witty, bawdy, surreal, disquieting, nostalgic, brash and fearlessly

individual” - The Quietus

“Perhaps Dawson’s most ambitious and affecting composition to date” 7.8 – Pitchfork

“An odyssey of intelligent observation, morose humour and north-eastern magic” 5* - Record Collector

“Weirdly engrossing” 9/10 – Vice

“This is a record that unsettles and subverts” 5* - The Guardian

“madcap, abrasive and, at times, laugh out loud funny” – Q

“Nothing Important is a rhapsody of the material, the messy, and the intensely human” 9/10 – Loud & Quiet

Awesome Tapes
Awesome Tapes from Africa

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Since 2006, Brian Shimkovitz's Awesome Tapes From Africa blog has been shedding light on obscure and wonderful sounds from across the continent. As a DJ he brings the blog to life with 2-3 hour sets blending folkloric pop, left-field dancefloor gems and hip-hop bangers he's collected on African marketplace finds. Traveling from club to festival to DIY space, Awesome Tapes From Africa DJ sets celebrate the music and musicians whose cassettes Shimkovitz has collected over the years. In 2011 ATFA developed into a critically acclaimed vinyl label, re-releasing records by African artists including Bola, Dur-Dur Band, Hailu Mergia and just this week Penny Penny. The label plays an essential role in furthering Brian's mission to build an international audience for African music through touring and re-issues. Drawing on his vast African cassette archive—which includes highlife, fuji, benga, tsonga disco, soukous, hip-hop, rhumba and ethio-soul, among countless other genres—his role now combines that of educator, promoter and selector, finding him DJ across the world.  HIs DJ sets on twin tape decks explore deep, regional sounds using analog-anchored agility not heard/seen anywhere else.
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Julianna Barwick

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THE BAGHDADDIES
The Baghdaddies

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Clap! Clap! is longtime Jazz player Cristiano Crisci, also known in electronic circles as Digi G'Alessio. With cross genre accolades and support spanning the globe he is already established a one of Italy’s brightest talents. A multi-instrumentalist with supporters include, Annie Mac, Diplo, Gilles Peterson, Toddla T, Skream, Duke Dumont, Mosca, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Breach, Randomer, Mount Kimbie.
SAX RUINS
Sax Ruins

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Formed by Tatsuya Yoshida (drums) and Ono Ryoko (alto Sax) to perform RUINS's songs in 2006, the duo has only done a few live shows until now. As Sax Ruins, they have restructured the orchestration of Ruins with the involvement of the saxophone with the result sounding like a big band playing progressive Jazz Core. ONO RYOKO is actively working as an improvisational musician in Nagoya, Japan. She also plays in jazz, rock, funk, rhythm & blues and hip hop bands, as well as working as a studio musician. In 2007, she formed her own band, "Ryorchestra." Ono has created her own musical language, "Language R," to compose and write lyrics. Some tracks have dramatic movements like progressive rock, and some have clear classical influences. Lately, she uses "non-breath" circulation technique and multi-phonics to explore and pursue endless, rich and complex sounds. TATSUYA YOSHIDA is one of the most innovative drummer/composer/improviser in the Japanese avant-garde music scene. Yoshida is the founder and drummer of Ruins. Yoshida crafts a new, complex and concentrated style, incorporating the expressiveness of prog rock, the freedom of jazz and the energy of punk with Sax Ruins. This group's unique basic instrumentation of drums and bass was no less than a palace revolt against the established role of the rhythm section. As if setting the basement servant headquarters aflame and then tromping upstairs to take control of the house, the two musicians let their amazingly intricate rhythmic patterns become the music -- not that "rhythmic patterns" is much of a description of what most of it sounds like, kind of like calling the Thames River "water." He also plays in numerous groups; he needs to, to sustain sufficient space for his overflowing creativity. Yoshida has worked with many musicians such as John Zorn, Derek Bailey, Bill Laswell, Keiji Haino, Otomo Yoshihide etc. and has been released more than 100 CDs.
Emma-Pollock
Emma Pollock
“The Dusty Springfield of cerebral indie pop. In a field of her own” UNCUT [8/10]

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If Emma’s long-awaited - very long-awaited - new album ‘In Search of Harperfield’, explores themes of family, place and time, then the urgent call and response of ‘Parks and Recreation’ finds us in the company of a younger Pollock: engaged in a fight or flight scenario with local bams, and delivering us a gilt-edged slab of alternative pop in the process. From her career as a principal songwriter with The Delgados through her excellent brace of solo long players, Emma Pollock’s ability to craft leftfield earworms has never been in doubt; with her new album’s debut single, the diminutive Glaswegian has broken her half-decade’s silence with the barreling rhythms of her former band and the urgent guitars of alt-pop heroes Tanya Donnelly and Kristin Hersh. Placing those taut guitars and infectious rhythms to one side though, it’s Emma’s vocal that really elevates ‘Parks and Recreation’ to another level of beguiling pop: the laid back warmth of her delivery a perfect foil for the song’s percussive bluster.
“The Dusty Springfield of cerebral indie pop. In a field of her own” UNCUT [8/10] “beautifully crafted...an excellent record” MOJO [4/5] – LEAD REVIEW “sumptuous songs...bewitching...breathtaking” THE SUNDAY TIMES “one of our most vital, poetic and singular voices – a career high” THE HERALD “a poignant but punchy triumph.” SKINNY [4/5] “an immensely personal album...a dynamic talent.” THE ARTS DESK [5/5]
HECTOR
Hector Bizerk

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Bombskare
'Scotland's premier ska band' The Scotsman

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Scotland’s 9-man ska juggernaut- we have been tearing up stages the length and breadth of the British Isles. Reaching zero to sixty skanking miles an hour in the space of three chords, we combine top quality dance-along songs with well crafted album tunes. We are the Fat Man and Little Boy of Scottish Ska. Bigger, better, louder, tighter, harder and faster than the competition - we leave every stage like Tokyo following a visit from Godzilla . Equally renowned for our musicianship and recordings, we are tighter than Fort Knox, our trademark ska rhythms and lush, three-part harmonies work together with choppy guitar sounds and an explosive horn section to truly blow the audience away.
The Destroyers
The Destroyers

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The band’s sound began with with learning traditional tunes from Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria, and shamelessly but inexpertly trying to copy from bands such as Taraf De Haidouks and Fanfare Ciocarlia. But our sound and influences soon widened as we started to compose new material and incorporate tunes and musical influences from other parts of the world. There are a great abundance of us in this band and as individuals we all have our fingers in many different kinds of music; we conjure a burgeoning panoply of multifarious congruence and juxtaposition, hyperbole and candor, poignance and glee. During this process of fermentation our style and nature became less easily or adequately classifiable and we became increasingly confident in its own intrinsic nature and potential. Our diverse palette still held gypsy folk music and klezmer right at its centre, and we held onto and developed the initial seed of anarchic jubilation and preposterous rambunctiousness that I think I mentioned earlier. One of the great things about it is the way it makes people smile – you should see the sight from onstage when we get to the bit of Sirba which modulates to the major and a thousand people all reflect the energy back to us on their beaming faces and in their movement. . What can you expect from us? A massive juggernaut of sound filled with screaming fiddles, the sound of the haunting duduk, blazing horns .... plus the usual mayhem of massive gongs, throat singing and violin juggling. We have some new tracks showcasing an incompetent Northern wizard in The Wizard of Warrington; a disturbing glimpse into the dystopia of Milk the Cat, where humans are forced by their feline overlords to drink cat’s milk (of course); and an obese pied-piper who gorges himself on our Sorrows, Tears and Woes. And if that wasn’t enough, Behold! The amazing Vortex Cannon! This actually exists, we have one ... you’ll have to see the show to see it in action.
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A Sudden Burst of Colour

A Sudden Burst of Colour

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Gun Outfit

Gun Outfit

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Egebamyasi

Egebamyasi

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Mickey 9's
Mickey 9’s

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Mickey 9s are purveyors of bass and beat. The funky Glaswegian 4-piece - with a masked, shamanic front man known only as ‘St. Cool’ - are best known for their infectious rhythms and electrifying live performances. Mickey 9s have always done things in their own, irreverent way. The last few years have seen the band release a series of popular music videos, hilarious comic strips protesting against Thatcher, Bono, and all things evil, and regularly blowing the minds of unsuspecting gig punters all over the UK. Mickey 9s are defined by their driving bass rhythms, funky guitar licks, four-to-the-floor pounding beats and satirically potent lyrics. Their music is relentless, unapologetic, and unrefined. It is music that grabs you immediately by the earlobes, picks you up and shakes you about ‘til you have no choice but to start dancing. It is music like a bomb: unpredictable, explosive, and with a hefty bass-sound.  
SHOPPING
Shopping

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Shopping are propulsive bass lines, primitive disco-not-disco drums and guitar lines sharp as broken glass. The band was formed in 2012 by members Rachel Aggs (guitar), Billy Easter (bass) and Andrew Milk (drums), who've all done time in a plethora of notable UK DIY bands including Trash Kit and Wet Dog. They pull from a well of 70's post-punk with a voraciousness seldom seen these days, bringing to mind the jagged aggression of Gang of Four, the voracious yelp of The Slits and the dance inducing thrust of Delta 5 and ESG. The band released a 7-inch single shortly after forming, which sold out within a week. The band's self-released debut LP, put out via their own MILK records in the UK has received whole-hearted acclaim, selling out their 1000 piece run in just a few months by hand delivering them to top-tier UK shops, who couldn't seem to get enough of their groove riding, tough talking, life-loving post-punk funk. Now the band have signed on to FatCat, with a new LP on the way later in 2015 and to introduce the band stateside we're making their self-released album available here for the first time. The band are tirelessly committed to taking their sound to new audiences and spreading the Shopping gospel, securing impressive gigs along the way including main support for ESG and Gang Of Four as well as main support on Merchandise's 2014 UK tour. Fully entrenched in the vibrant UK DIY community Shopping are all about being as productive and creative as possible and as such they've been described by the NME as a band you need to hear" and lauded as one of SPIN's "Artists To Watch."
BABE
BABE
“wonderfully strange conflation of Wild Beasts-esque falsetto, a fidgety musical backdrop of chiming guitars and delicate electronic textures” The Guardian

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Formed in the summer of 2010 by ex Findo Gask members Gerard Black (currently with Francois And The Atlas Mountains) and Michael Marshall along with Thomas Ogden and Amaury Ranger, Babe have been making music across the channel from their native homes in Glasgow and Bordeaux. Their debut album Volery Flighty - conceived and produced entirely by Gerard and the band, and featuring friends from Glasgow's indomitable music scene (including Lauren Mayberry on backing vocals and Ricky Egan from Tangles) - couples the group’s international outlook through Gerard’s chamber pop sensibilities to foster something at times pensive and oblique, at others direct, fun and buoyant. An off-kilter humour and sideways glance at life runs throughout Volery Flighty. Volery Flighty embodies this French / Anglo alliance in it’s themes and sentiments. Trip Wire, Black says, “was us trying to fit in with Amaury and his French pals. The first time I ever went to France we sang along to MJ’s Rock With You and drank 1664 by the river when the sun was out. Michael and I recreated this feeling in his bedroom on a dark winter night in freezing Fife.” Debut single Aerialist Barbette - named after a 1920’s cross dressing trapeze artist who dazzled audiences in Paris – was the quartet’s first song and showcases Black’s skyscraping falsetto vocal and signature style. Tilt urges everyone “including myself (says Black) to be more bold and daring” and “was an excuse to put the word “brouhaha” into a song.” Dot And Carry One kicks off proceedings – “initially supposed to sound like the Cocteau Twins but thankfully Michael said “you can’t do that” and it got pulled in a thousand different directions” with final track Bronco ending things “on a happy note.” “The final section felt so good we decided to fade it out to give the impression that it could go on forever…”   Five short films successfully funded by a Kickstarter campaign will accompany the album’s release. In between Gerard and Amaury’s intensive schedule as members of Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Babe have supported the likes of Everything Everything, Anna Calvi, Slow Club and Francois along with their own solo shows.
De-Rosa
De Rosa
'De Rosa at their pleading, emotive best...' 8/10 Clash

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De Rosa are a band from Lanarkshire, Scotland, formed in 2003. They are songwriter Martin John Henry (vocals, guitar), and brothers James (bass) and Neil Woodside (drums). They have released two studio albums - 'Mend' (2006) and 'Prevention' (2009) - on Glasgow's acclaimed Chemikal Underground Records. De Rosa have toured in support of Mogwai, Doves and Arab Strap and have collaborated with 'Under the Skin' author Michel Faber on the Ballads of the Book album. 'Weem' - their critically acclaimed new album - is out now on Mogwai's Rock Action Records. Selected praise for De Rosa's 'Weem' LP... 8/10 Clash - "De Rosa at their pleading, emotive best..." 5***** The Skinny - "Beguiling from the first listen..." 4**** Mojo - "Exceptional songs..." 4**** Narc - "Everything that’s right with the Scottish alt. scene: eclectic, moody and poignant."
SINDERINS
Sinderins

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‘The house lights fade to black; dim outlines can be perceived in the pools of cobalt light that wash the stage. Front centre, a profile spot illuminates a messianic banshee with a voice like a cathedral: it sounds like it should be echoing from the top of a mountain on some undiscovered planet. Stage right, you see a guitarist at work evoking nocturnal rumblings and celestial chiming from his array of gadgets, the tone of his Telecaster slicing through so finely that it could split your eyelashes. Stage left, there is a harmonium lying on a bed of silk and muslin, in front of which is a velvet fouton, with what appears to be a modern-day Artful Dodger sitting on it. His face flits between grin and grimace as coaxes some chords from the antique instrument. These curious characters are David Webster, Stevie Anderson and Gavin McGinty, the primary vocalists and songwriters of Sinderins. The coruscating, ethereal landscape created by the downstage trio is suddenly joined by something altogether more earthbound; in the lush valley through which the banshee’s voice wanders, there appear strange rock formations, forests and swamps. Sizeable though it is, the drum-kit does not look large enough for the floor-tom to be issuing forth such a martial, thunderous sound. In their dialogue with the warm, systolic sound of the bass guitar, the drums sound like they could be the collective heartbeat of a stampede of caribou. This upstage engine room of the band is the domain of Billy Fisher and Tom Barbour, the rhythm section of Sinderins. The member of Sinderins first jammed together in the spirited and convivial atmosphere of Thomson’s pub, Dundee. Over pints, the songwriters would exchange songs and try out new ideas. Thomson’s has since closed down, but Sinderins have gone from jamming informally to regularly selling out 400-seat venues around Scotland. Earlier this year, they completed the recording of their eponymously-titled debut album at Chapel Studios, Lincolnshire, and went on to master it at Abbey Road. Sinderins were previously known as Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward and Fisher or AMWWF. Comprising of five diverse musicians, 'AMWWF' first assembled in August 2011 when they recorded an acclaimed debut album. Live sessions for Bob Harris, winning the Scottish Variety Award for Best New Band, they also released a 5 track EP with producer John Wood and a live album from Gardyne Theatre in Dundee.
ROBIN CATO
Robin Catto (Reggae Heaven)

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Robin Catto started DJing in 1984, joining Brighton’s King Tafari Love sound system in 1985 and beginning his radio career at Sussex University's Radio Falmer the same year. In 1989 Robin joined Manasseh, featuring regularly at Notting Hill Carnival, and playing many big dances including sound clashes with Jah Shaka, Fatman, Jah Warrior, Volcano, Aba Shanti I, Jah Observer and Jah Tubbys.
During the 1990s Robin regularly presented Manasseh's Kiss FM radio show, and has DJed as a support act for Dennis Brown, Frankie Paul, Ziggy Marley, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Burning Spear, Sugar Minott and U-Roy.Currently Robin is appearing at clubs and festivals around the UK and presents a radio show on K2K Radio.
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Fallopé & The Tubes

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Rozi Plain

Rozi Plain

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When you first hear the sonorous, atmospheric swell of singer-­‐songwriter Rozi Plain's home-­‐built electric guitar coupled with her swooning vocal charm, you may as well put your hands up and surrender. You're going to be won over. Originally hailing from southern England's secret garden of Winchester, Rozi moved base up to Bristol to form the Cleaner Collective with her brother Romanhead, and best pal Rachael Dadd. Exchanging demo tapes with Fence Records' King Creosote and The Pictish Trail at the Green Man Festival, Rozi and her friends soon found themselves entwined in the world of DIY lo-­‐fi folk merchants, the Fence Collective -­‐ regularly performing at the label's legendary Home Game and Away Game events in Scotland, and playing genial host to any Fence performers travelling south. Debut album, Inside Over Here, introduced the listener to Rozi's unique, ethereal songwriting style -­‐ fractured dreams about shark attacks, near-­‐miss romances and slow motion conversations. It's lighthearted modesty was championed by Devendra Banhart, and the album saw Rozi tour across the UK, mainland Europe, America and Japan -­‐ winning new fans supporting Devendra, Beach House, James Yorkston, KT Tunstall and François & The Atlas Mountains amongst others. As word of the album spread out, BBC's Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley, Huw Stephens, Gideon Coe, Vic Galloway, Steve Lamacq and Rob Da Bank all became immediate fans -­‐ playing Rozi's music, and inviting her up for sessions.

New album, Joined Sometimes Unjoined, is Rozi's second LP with Fence Records, following a move to Brixton, and the release of two interim EP's with Need No Water Records -­‐ Humans and See My Boat. Accompanied by a full band this time, her sparse vocal and finger-­‐picked guitar arrangements are fleshed out across ten tracks with a revolving cast of layered voices, soft-­‐tumbling percussion, steel-­‐pan drums, violin, piano and lilting brass. It's a warm, summer-­‐sun blend of melody centred around Rozi's voice, and as such the playful jolt of lead-­‐single, 'Humans', balances with the heart-­‐breaking solemn vocal of 'Days Minutes'; equally the carefree birdsong whistle of 'Eating In Your House' is matched by the happy-­‐go-­‐lucky yelp of 'See My Boat'.

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Lego Sounds

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Lego Sounds is a digital dub producer based in Glasgow. Performing live with electronic instruments and FX, his music ranges from traditional 70's roots via 80s digital reggae to modern dancehall or steppers. Lego Sounds blends famous riddims or original creations with wobbly basslines in a truly unique way. Lego Sounds is also part of Skayaman playing keyboard and was a  member of the now defunct Mezzanine Allstars. Legolize it and  he will advertize it. https://soundcloud.com/legosounds
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Samson Sounds

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Samson Sounds are 5-piece band from the city of Glasgow. Their dub roots spring from the original Samson Soundsystem, a heavyweight homemade soundsystem built and welcomed into a diverse local dance and music culture in 2008. They have found their place as a unique, vibrant act who explore the styles of jazz, African highlife and blues, kwaito and steppas. With a combination of live and digital instruments and a soundsystem to practice on they are no strangers to bass weight and can deliver a good time guarantee at any venue. The group have made a firm impression on the Glasgow and Edinburgh music scene, playing with the likes of local soundsystem champions Mungo's HiFi as well as organizing and promoting their own events with much success. As of late they are making waves and new friends further south in London, Bristol and Leeds and their summer schedule has taken on a heavy load of festival bookings home and abroad. In 2015 the band were invited to stages at Eden Festival, Boomtown, Knockengorroch, Outlook Festival, Why Not Festival, Doune the Rabbit Hole, Wee Dub Festival and Kelburn Psychedelic Forest Carnival. With a debut album released on the 27th of February 2016 and an August/September European tour in the diary they do not intend to slow down. 2016 looks to be a good year for the Samsonites.  
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Stalawa Sound

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Stalawa is dedicated to music, a soundsystem fanatic and a rub a dub don. He DJs regularly in his adopted home in Glasgow where he moved to manage the Scotch Bonnet Records shop, alongside making his productions and running his Foreign Mind label.
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Sunshine Social

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Hannah Lou Clark
Hannah Lou Clark
“From it’s opening drum machine thud and flicker of guitar to its lullaby like closer ‘My Game’, ‘Silent Type’ is assured and sublime” NME

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Extensive touring around the release of debut EP Silent Type, gave a fresh perspective on certain things in Hannah's life. Its Your Love was written over this touring period and sees Hannah experiment further sonically with interesting sounds and textures and vintage drum machines. Winning a Rhythm Ace on Ebay, became the musical catalyst for the EP as well as the time previously spent collaborating with artists such as Rob Ellis (Torres, Anna Calvi, PJ Harvey) and Deb Goodge (My Bloody Valentine) .The completion of this EP marked the end of a life chapter, and the beginning of a new one. Hannah said of the EP: "Sometimes in life it feels as though people are holding a gun to your head, and you have to suck it up and get on with it. I wanted the music to replicate that repetitive feeling of frustration. This whole EP is really about that realisation, in three chapters." Its Your Love offers an artist in full command of her voice and her instrument, a woman who knows exactly what she wants to offer listeners and who isn’t afraid to cover sunlight with clouds. The title track sees the protagonist trapped inside a small wooden drum machine, and driven mad by the Bossa nova Hannah has announced her first UK headline tour, the news follows stunning headline shows at St. Pancras Church and Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room and support tours with the likes of Ezra Furman, Thurston Moore and Gaz Coombes including an incredible Roundhouse 'In The Round' show. With more festivals in both the UK & Europe to be announced soon this year is set to be an exciting one for HLC
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Up and coming folk band, The Iona Fyfe Band brings together Scotland’s Oral Song Tradition and contemporary original compositions written by band member Bernadette Kellermann. Fronted by Radio 2 Young Folk Award Semi-Finalist singer, Iona Fyfe, the band brings to life songs from collections such John Ords Bothy Songs and Ballads and the Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection – Intertwined by accompaniment and tunes from Callum Cronin (Bass), Chris Ferrie (Guitar) Bernadette Kellermann (Fiddle), the band breaths new light into material over a hundred years old whilst combining new material to  create a high-energy performance.
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Vasa
Vasa
'One of the most exciting, dynamic instrumental bands in the UK...riffs the size of King Kong's scrotal baskets' - The Independent

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Already picking up comparisons to the mighty And So I Watch You From Afar, Adebisi Shank, Maybeshewill and Explosions In The Sky, VASA’s explosive and frantically inventive music goes one step further and turns sub-genre conventions and clichés on their head with a healthy injection of Celtic-influenced roots and a frenetic, dance-y infectious energy that's hard to refuse. Since forming in October 2011, the quartet have seen a rush of support from the likes of The Independent, Clash Magazine, The Skinny, Goldflakepaint, PROG, The National Scot and huge swathes of the post-rock community, completed several UK tours as well as completing their maiden Europe tour and have played several support dates with heavyweights such as Deafheaven, Maybeshewill, This Town Needs Guns, Brontide and Black Peaks plus appearances at ArcTanGent Festival, T in The Park, A Carefully Planned, Wickerman Festival and StrangeForms Festival.
"One of the most exciting, dynamic instrumental bands in the UK...riffs the size of King Kong's scrotal baskets" - The Independent
"Blistering post-rock with shades of math intricacy…if they keep this up, they're going to be huge" – Clash Magazine [8/10]“Colours rawks wholeheartedly…constructing scores of mountainous riffs and fleet-fingered breaks then stitching them together at head-spinning volume” – The Skinny [3/5]"Captivatingly expansive and brilliantly immediate; a thunderous, exploratory and, at times, beautiful concoction of dark and light" – Goldflakepaint“The 21st Century is proving to be a brave new world for instrumental rock music and Vasa are one of the bands at the forefront of the new world, colonizing this untamed land for the rest of us to enjoy.” – Fecking Bahamas “A simply terrific record…should be marked down as one of 2015’s greatest and most welcome surprises. You’ll be hard pressed to find an instrumental album as engaging or downright fun as this all year.” – Already Heard [4.5/5]
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Sound of Yell
“A Glasgow avant folk super group… not so much a family tree but a rhizome’ – The Quietus

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Sound of Yell are a unique, diverse collective led by Stevie Jones, a prolific collaborator and former member of El Hombre Trajeado and Arab Strap, whose warmly received debut album Brocken Spectre was released on the Chemikal Underground imprint last year. Based around Jones’ expressive, dexterously harmonic steel string guitar compositions are bucolic, mutable arrangements of woodwind, strings, vocals and percussion, performed by a rich and fluid cast from Glasgow’s vibrant, imaginative acoustic underground. This rare extended line up will feature members of Muscles of Joy, Trembling Bells, National Jazz Trio of Scotland, The One Ensemble, Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, Alasdair Roberts & Friends and more www.soundofyell.co.uk www.chemikal.co.uk/artists/sound-of-yell/   REVIEWS FOR BROCKEN SPECTRE : “Wonderfully eccentric acoustic music, composed and performed by Stevie Jones with a supporting cast of Glasgow’s alternative music luminaries. Absorbing, original and moving.” fROOTS “An acoustic outing of tenacious, mutable beauty.” Mojo “Invigorating, innovative and addictive.” The Quietus “Stevie jones can really play guitar” - The Herald http://m.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/13189653.CD_review__Sound_of_Yell_Broken_Spectre__Chemikal_Underground_/ “A well tuned sense for melody and pure feeling” - The List https://www.list.co.uk/article/66188-sound-of-yell-broken-spectre/   SOUND OF YELL LIVE REVIEWS : “Sound of Yell conjure a bewitching spell” – The Scotsman http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/music/gig-review-sound-of-yell-glasgow-1-3599436
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Cairo Liberation Front
'Cairo Liberation Front have been attempting to spread the sound of the Egyptian Underground' The Guardian

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Cairo Liberation Front are electro cha3bi pioneers, as featured in New York Times, Afropop Worldwide and The Guardian. Maybe you’ve seen them perform at festivals as Amsterdam Dance Event, Dour, STRP and Best Kept Secret around Europe or in underground clubs throughout Europe. CLF promotes the sonic Arabic revolution. Electro cha3bi comes from the popular neighbourhoods of Cairo. Producers use cracked software; combine American hip-hop, eurohouse and Arabic rhythms. Like Omar Souleyman meeting Sean Paul and Aphex Twin at a wedding party. It has the live power of punk rock shows and early house parties. In their first year Cairo Liberation Front produced mixtapes that premiered at The Guardian, WDR (German national radio), The Quietus, Playground Magazine (biggest Spanish pop medium) and leading world music blogs like Afropop Worldwide, Generation Bass and Okay Africa. On stage Cairo Liberation Front performs with a DJ and a MC. The collective is known for their highly energetic live performances. In their first year they played more then 40 times in whole Europe, from underground clubs to big festivals. Join the revolution and say Yalla!  
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Woodenbox
'Woodebox's ability to snakecharm feet into hypnotic tapping, such is the level of the jaunty groove on show' - The List

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Woodenbox, have established themselves as one of the most exciting live bands in Scotland. The alt-folk sextet are set make a triumphant return with the release of their forthcoming album, ‘Foreign Organ’, which will be released via acclaimed Glasgow based label, Olive Grove Records in June 2015. Having wowed crowds at festivals such as Belladrum, Rockness, Celtic Connections, Wickerman and T in the Park, to name just a few, Woodenbox have firmly established themselves as incredible live performers. Their infamous stage invasion at the Insider Festival is the thing of Scottish festival legend. As well as wowing crowds in Scotland the band spent 2012 touring the US extensively, including a highly successful appearance at SXSW. In 2014, Woodenbox squirreled themselves away in the studio to record their hotly anticipated third album, This resulted in Foriegn Organ, being recieved as the a top 20 album of the year for both the independant and the herald. The band are currently recording a new record with Paul Savage due for release this year. "Woodebox's ability to snakecharm feet into hypnotic tapping, such is the level of the jaunty groove on show" - The List www.woodenboxband.co.uk    
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Jo Mango
“Her gentle voice holds a pure innocence akin to Bjork…” - The Sunday Mail

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In a field saturated with folk-influenced singer-songwriters Jo Mango stands apart. Her beguiling yet intensely intellectual work draws upon her adventures whilst travelling the world as a member of Vashti Bunyan’s band and her experiences over the last few years completing a Doctorate in Musicology plus her collaborations with David Byrne (Carnegie Hall, NY 2007), Devendra Banhart, Coco Rosie, Teenage Fanclub (Baby Lee, 2011), and Admiral Fallow (Beetle in the Box, 2012) amongst others. Jo Mango’s second album Murmuration was released on 5th November 2012 via Olive Grove Records and demonstrates Jo's extraordinary ability to paint vivid and enquiring images of the natural world with a voice as delicate and complex as the myriad environments it describes. The album was recorded and produced by Adem Ilhan (Adem, Sliver Columns) who became a good friend of Mango’s during their time on the road together, performing in collaboration with Vetiver, Juana Molina and Vashti Bunyan in the groundbreaking Zero Degrees of Separation tour, and features Jo’s trademark combination of guitar, kalimba, omnichord and squeezebox as well as musical saw, harmonium, bowed glockenspiel, and piano.
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Bossy Love

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Formed of singer/mechanical scientist Amandah (of Operator Please) and ex-Dananananaykroyd sticksman/BBQ restaurateur John Baillie Jnr, Bossy Love aren't your typical rnb-pop twosome.  Once the duo had settled in Glasgow in 2014, they released their debut mixtape Holidates, which "feels like a journey through electronic music from 1981 right up to now” is a collection of RnB, impromptu raps, found-sound, caramel sweet vocal hooks and hardcore hip hop beats. It made it’s way onto a wide range of playlists including 6 Music, Radio 1, XFM and (bizarrely) Sky Sports. They started their live outings as a DJ/MC duo in Edinburgh they were quickly snapped up for a residency by Bongo Club where they’ve become known as one of the most unique and exciting club experiences around. This year sees them branching into a full live setting, with the help of some friends, they’re stirring up a busy mix of analogue synths and live drums, their first show was supporting Errors at the Art School on 11th April, to say their first show was exciting and incredibly well-received is an understatement: vibrant, positive, fun and slick; it was a joy to witness.
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TeenCanteen are 4-girls based in Glasgow who released their debut single 'Honey', mixed by Bill Ryder-Jones via Edinburgh Arts Collective Neu! Reekie! at the end of 2013. Since their formation in 2012 TeenCanteen have played some of Scotland's key festivals including Wickerman and Doune The Rabbit Hole as well as supporting The Pastels, Wave Pictures, Evan Dando & Juliana Hatfield and Stealing Sheep.Their second single 'You're Still Mine' with B Side 'Vagabond' has been produced by Lomond Campbell of FOUND. Recorded at La Chunky studios in Glasgow is due for release on limited edition frosted clear glitter 7'' vinyl/digital June 2014.
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The Crying Lion
'a unique blend of the visionary and the earthly' Folk Radio

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The Crying Lion are an unaccompanied 4 part harmony singing group from Glasgow featuring members of Trembling Bells and Muldoon’s Picnic. The group combine elements of such vocal traditions as American Sacred Harp, Gregorian chant, Medieval Madrigal and English Folk all refracted through Alex Neilson’s song writing to forge a sound that is intimate and glorious. With lyrical influences that range from eccentric English engraver Eric Gill, to experimental film maker Maya Deren, the writings of Saint John the Divine and the seething sexual menace of Dennis Potter, The Crying Lion are a unique blend of the visionary and the earthly. Singing polyphonic harmonies with an immediacy that by-passes any need for amplification or instrumental trickery, the group have captivated audiences on a recent UK tour supporting Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and appeared in session on Marc Riley’s 6 Music show.
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Howie Reeve
Howie Reeve
“He exists somewhere between post-punk virtuoso, innovative non-linear avant-gardist, and honest and intimate lyricist” (The List)

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  “As inventive and playful as it is richly emotional…his approach to bass is beautifully expressive, melodic and thoughtful, but also takes in flamenco-style flourishes, charging post-punk grooves, choppy, percussive passages and one surprisingly violent bout of chaos.” (Matt Evans, The List) "Life affirming...fragile, funny, oozing with empathy and above all fantastic songcraft." James T McKay (The Cosmic Dead) “Unplugged-punk genius Howie Reeve is a linchpin in Glasgow's DIY community…a breathtaking bass player." (Nicola Meighan, The Herald) “He exists somewhere between post-punk virtuoso, innovative non-linear avant-gardist, and honest and intimate lyricist” (The List)    
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Honey & The Herbs

Honey & The Herbs

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Honey and the Herbs are Glasgow's exclusive Tropical Barbershop Prog advocates. They have been writing and performing since 2009. With several self releases under their belt and an album on its way for 2014 things are looking very exciting for the Herbs. the band have had several line-up changes with Andrew Pattie and Adam Stearns being the only consistent members. Joined in 2012 by Rory Haye and in 2013 by Gavin Thomson, the band have never sounded so good.
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With the aggressiveness of a tiger in Formica, Massicot oscillates between frank and noisy moments and hypnotic, repetitive phases. An obsessive, rhythmic guitar, a modelled bass, a violin as an free electron, tropical kraut drums led by Latvian poetry form a mass, a constellation of electrical dinosaurs, imported pineapples, cloud-drawings, intricate rhythms and Dada-jokes.
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Urang Matang
'an intriguing energy-fuelled set' NE Volume

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One of Scotland’s hardest working bands specialising in their own blend of Ska and Reggae. Fluently mixing reworked classics with tracks from three original albums, Urang Matang always generate an upbeat that is hard to resist, and chill out a groove that will keep you blissed.

Over the last few years Urang Matang have notched up a loyal fan base through playing far out festivals and blistering gigs all round Britain, whilst nailing support slots with Toots and the Maytals, The Selecter and The Skatalites.

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Glad Community Choir Sings Bowie

Glad Community Choir Sings Bowie

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Mighty Oak are a reggae soundsystem and record label based in Scotland. We play conscious dub and roots reggae alongside live dubbing of original productions by Jofis. To date we have released 4 records on vinyl, including the recent "Signs" by Ramon Judah, and "Warning Signs" by Makating Horns, both big plays on Jah Shaka Sound amongst others.   If you edit the blurb at all please send me your edit so I can check it (I've had trouble with this before!). I check my email regularly.
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Doug MacGregor

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"Cloud-hopping tales are told by warm, haunting vocals and adorned with playful instrumentation. Jemima and her band charm you along a cathartic, spell-binding and life-affirming journey. The unique combination of strings and a rare wooden box in the form of a chromatic tongue drum creates an innovative sound which along with Jemima's compelling voice, magically stirs the emotions to the very heart of the soul."
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Norrie McCulloch

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December ’91

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ALIEN-LULLABIES
Fiona Soe Paing – Alien Lullabies
'Unutterably cool, darkly alluring, fascinatingly inventive.' The Scotsman

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Fiona Soe Paing is an electronic producer and vocalist based in Aberdeenshire. Her live show, "Alien Lullabies". is a mesmerising and surreal multi-media performance, which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, as part of Creative Scotland's 'Made In Scotland" programme, to great feedback and reviews, including a Four Stars write up in The Scotsman - "Unutterably cool, darkly alluring, fascinatingly inventive." (David Kettle, Scotsman) Combining off-world electronica and live vocals from Fiona, with 3D animation from New Zealand based collaborator Zennor Alexander, the show is an immersive live gig/cinema hybrid, touring the UK this year. Audio tracks from the show have also been supported by radio play from BBC's DJ's Mary Anne Hobbs, Vic Galloway, Tom Robinson and Tom Ravenscroft. The single "Heartbeat" out on Glasgow's Hotgem label, had a great write-up in XS Noize - "A wonderful, wonderful thing…electronic music as it should be." (David McElroy, XSNoize. ) Fiona's work has attracted the attention of two legends of the electronic music world - the last EP release "Tower of Babel" gained a Tweet of approval from Vince Clarke of Depeche Mode/Erasure, saying he thought the tracks were "Very, very cool!" , and music and videos were rated as "Outstanding" in the 2014 Noise Festival awards, curated by Brian Eno. Fiona worked with Brit Award winner, singer/songwriter Beth Orton on the Brighter Sound Manchester "Creative Directors" residency in 2015, and another collaborative project is currently in progress with former V&A sound artist Jason Singh and Aiden O'Rourke of Lau. Previous releases have included a track sung in Burmese which was released through Warner Music on the 'Sound of The World 2007" compilation by legendary BBC World Music DJ, the late Charlie Gillett, and featured alongside tracks from Gotan Project, Devendra Banhart and Tinariwen. Some more media feedback - "Extraordinary vocals" Four Stars Review of Tower of Babel EP ( Mark Shukla, The Skinny magazine.) "A stunning meld of sound and vision" (Sadie Marren, Quotidien Times) "Darker than PJ Harvey, stranger than Kraftwerk, with a twist of Dali visuals" (Festivals For All blog)
 
Website - www.FionaSoePaing.co.uk
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