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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Josephine Foster: I am eager to discover the nature of his series and glad to be a part!

Following a sell-out show in May, three unique acts will perform at Kirkcaldy’s Adam Smith Theatre next month as part of Tae Sup Wi’ A Fifer, the night curated by renowned Fife-based musician James Yorkston. Tomorrow night hosts an eclectic billing including celebrated American singer-songwriter and musician Josephine Foster, one of Scotland’s best known spoken word performers Jenny Lindsay and award-winning Irish songwriter, story teller, composer and singer Adrian Crowley. Josephine spoke with The Fountain about performing on Saturday as well as her anticipation for the evening.

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Review: Sinkane – Dépaysé

Dépaysé is a great title for Sinkane;s new album, as it translates from French to mean “to be removed from one’s habitual surroundings.” An album that amalgamates many cultures, Western and Eastern, it’s nomadic in nature and ideal for the summer festival months, as they quickly approach us. Musically uplifting pop, it has summer festival written all over it, but the title hints at something deeper. Ahmed Gallab who is Sinkane has certainly with the integral band capturing the party atmosphere and joyful celebration that their live shows are now known for.

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Steve Day: Every show is different and there’s no way of knowing how it will go

Comedian Steve Day is bringing his acclaimed bittersweet, heart-warming and updated one man show about his father’s dementia back to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August. Steve’s dad died of Alzheimers. There’s nothing he can do about it except remember the way he was. Since his teens he has also been deaf but has new hearing aids so now he’s going through all the music he’s missed since then. A lot of this reminds him of his dad. Steve spoke with The Fountain about the Fringe show and offered tips to Fringe first time performers.

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