Anna Drezen: Doing the Edinburgh Fringe has been a dream of mine

The Saturday Night Live writer and former editor-at-large of online satirical women’s magazine Reductress comes to the Fringe for the first time with a show all about true crime, the dark side of reality TV and very powerful ghosts. Anna Drezen is at the Pleasance Courtyard for the month of August with her show, Okay Get Home Safe!, and spoke with The Fountain about the influences and Edinburgh plans as a first time Fringe performer.

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Review: Michael Jablonka – Go-Go

Michael Jablonka is renowned for performing with the soulful award-nominated and winner, Michael Kiwanuka. but certainly shows with new EP, Go-Go, that he can hold his own as a solo performer. Establishing a Rootsy-blues, American-rock kind of sound, his four-track record is clearly influenced by the likes of Radiohead, Beck and Hendrix, whilst centring around an old drum machine he picked up in New York.

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Bis: We’ve got the busiest year for gigs that we’ve had in ages

Since forming in 1994, Bis have continually mutated their initial influences of Synth pop, Riot Grrrl and DIY Punk into weird and wonderful songs with a natural gift for melodic earworms with a disco heartbeat. SciFi Steven, John Disco and Manda Rin first caught the UK underground’s attention with the Disco Nation 45 EP in 1995. Its cross-breeding of Huggy Bear, Blur and Devo made it stand out in the underground music scenes, and they are very much still going working with Last Night From Glasgow to release their tracks including their newest, There Is No Point (Other Than The Point That There Is No Point). Amanda from the band spoke with The Fountain about working with Last Night From Glasgow (LNFG) and the reception to the new track.

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Arabella Weir: Edinburgh’s like New York – if you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere

The mother of all confessional shows from the bestselling author and star of The Fast Show and Two Doors Down, Does My Mum Loom Big In This? is for everyone who’s had a mother or been a mother, featuring hair-raising hilarious true stories from Arabella Weir’s dysfunctional childhood, her perilous career and her life as a single working mother. With Arabella hitting the Fringe this year, she spoke with The Fountain about the premise of her show and her plans whilst in Edinburgh for August.

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Northwest: In 2015, we left everything behind and decided to dedicate our lives to music and art

Northwest was formed in late 2015 when multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Ignacio Simón and visual artist, composer and singer Mariuca García-Lomas moved from Spain to the UK. They gained media attention with three home recorded singles (Reflection, Wind and Look At Me) which were released in early 2016 accompanied by three enigmatic music videos directed by themselves.

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