The Vegan Leather: Gloaming is a bit of a shift in sound for us since releasing our album last year

The Vegan Leather return after a landmark 2019 that saw them release their long-awaited debut album Poor Girls / Broken Boys. The album attracted widespread critical acclaim and enthusiastic support from the likes of Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos and BBC Radio One’s Jack Saunders and led to the band recording a live session for BBC Radio 1 at their Maida Vale studios. Shortly after the album’s release, The Vegan Leather won Best Live Act at the 2019 Scottish Alternative Music Awards and now they have a new single, Gloaming out. The Fountain caught up with vocalist Marie Collins about the new music and what we can expect from them in the coming months.

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AIRPORTS: The sound of these ones will be a bit different, but very fun

Australian DIY pop artist, AIRPORTS has just released brand new single, Party All The Time! Sonically the track pays homage to a love of both hip hop and punk, combining both. Having garnered support from tastemaker radios such as Triple J (Australia), George FM (New Zealand), Kiis FM and amassing over 780,000 independent Spotify streams to date. The Fountain caught up with AIRPORTS to discuss Party All The Time as well as plans for the remainder of the year.

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Review: Hunger Like Starlings by Edwin Morgan Trust

Poetry from the Edwin Morgan Trust’s Scotland-Hungary translation workshop, Hunger Like Starlings feels like an embodiment of an afternoon concerning Edwin Morgan’s connection with Budapest and the translations that he did for Hungarian writers. In conjunction with the Edwin Morgan Trust, Tapsalteerie have published a pamphlet that demonstrates a connection between Scottish and Hungarian poets and their efforts in the translation process of each other’s work.

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Soricah: It’s early days, but I am hoping the song will resonate with people out there

Soricah is an Irish/Mauritian musician and producer. Having been brought up in Ireland, Africa, Mauritius and London, her music is very much influenced by her varied upbringing, and the music and people she has been exposed to. Songs from her debut EP Let the Fire Burn Free have been premiered nationally on BBC Radio Kent and 2fm, Ireland. Having just released new track, Waiting, as well as this EP, The Fountain caught up with Soricah to discuss the track as well as her plans with the EP.

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