This year’s Scottish Album of the Year award ceremony was held in the grand surroundings of Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms, right in the heart of the capital; and before the ceremony itself got underway, which ultimately saw Auntie Flo take the prize home for his intercontinental club music opus Radio Highlife, The Fountain was lucky enough to meet up with fellow shortlister Fergus McCreadie, nominated for the Fergus McCreadie Trio’s reflective jazz release Turas, and grab a quiet chat over a fancy cocktail or two at the bar.Read More
At the end of this evening’s performance; amidst a remarkable standing ovation and calls for an encore, complete with those inevitable chants of “one more tune!”, Kate Tempest returns to the stage to take a moment to stand, silently smiling beneath a spotlight, and absorb the sustained applause. She finally takes up the mic and tells us with obvious sincerity that she’s grateful for the praise, but there won’t be an encore, in part because she hates that silly pantomime of saying goodnight and leaving the stage, only to come back on and start performing again; but mostly, she explains, because she has said everything she wants to say.Read More
The annual festivities for the Scottish Album of the Year kicked off on Friday 26th July with the announcement of the 2019 Longlist, as Edinburgh takes its turn as host city, with a gala ball at the capital’s noble Queen’s Hall.Read More
The trembling reverb added to Beldina Odenyo Onassis’ authoritative vocal and electric guitar is layered hypnotically thick, but not so much as to mask the Heir of the Cursed performer’s precise control over the dynamics of both her voice and instrument.Read More
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