Trampled Daisy: I think AMD is a lot bolder that what came before it

The next record to be released by Edinburgh-based grunge trio Trampled Daisy is the exciting new EP, Acid Mind Drainage on 6th December 2019 on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon music platforms. The song Ambush is available now on Bandcamp and CD’s can be ordered from Infinite Hive’s online store. The Fountain caught up with Ellen and Joe from Trampled Daisy to discuss the EP in more depth.

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Portes: It’s so endearing to have him sing this song with me

Denver-based singer-songwriter Portes is not afraid to go head to head with controversial societal topics in her latest single, Human. She uses herangelic, lullaby stylesinging to weave thoughtful, reflective lyrics into a striking song that implores the listener to unify and take action to improve human rights and global warming. The Fountain caught up with Portes to discuss the new single and her EP plans.

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Killjoys: The song is about hope and taking risks

Emerging South Wales four-piece Killjoys have unveiled their latest single This Hollow Heart. Previously supported by BBC Introducing Wales and airplay, Killjoys, formed of guitarist Joe Disson, powerhouse drummer Ty Walker, Chris Edwards and fronted by the charismatic Jess Perry’s combination of pop and rock is set to make waves. The Fountain caught up with the band about their new track.

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Jamie Sutherland: I particularly like asking the artist specifically what their expectations were for the record

Today sees the return of The Dissection to Summerhall, a series of music and conversation dedicated to exploring classic Scottish albums with the people who made them. Under the microscope this time is Arab Strap’s seminal 1998 album Philophobia. Aidan Moffatt and Malcolm Middleton will be in conversation to discuss the making of the album, where it sits within Arab Strap’s body of work, and to play a few songs from it in an intimate, stripped back setting. The Fountain caught up with Summerhall’s Jamie Sutherland to discuss the format and style of this event.

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Conor Clancy: But the way they fit together I think works fairly well

All hailing from Munster including Limerick, Waterford and Cork, ten-piece funk-pop band Toucan are fast becoming one of the Irish music scene’s most electrifying exports. Made up of ten talented vocal and instrumentalists, Toucan is the funk-laden brainchild of Conor Clancy. In just one year, he and his band have eclipsed over one million streams on Spotify and they’ve just released their lastet EP, Another Lover. The Fountain caught up with Conor from the band about the new release and the reception.

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