Seán McLaughlin: The creative decisions aren’t really consciously referential

Scottish indie band Dante have released new track, Rose, from forthcoming second album, which has been produced by Frightened Rabbit’s Andy Monaghan. Playing November gigs in Inverness, Elgin and Dundee, we recommend that you check this band out.

Seán McLaughlin, vocalist for the band spoke with The Fountain about working with Andy, their influences surrounding this track and the Hebridean Celtic Festival.

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Emily Barker: When I was a teenager I fell head over heels in love with Aretha’s incredible voice

Emily plays Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh on December 16th whilst touring her latest release Sweet Kind Of Blue. She has penned and performed theme songs for BAFTA and Ivor Novello winning television dramas Wallander (starring Kenneth Branagh) and The Shadow Line as well as an entire musical score for the poignant and well-received 2015 road movie, Hector, starring Peter Mullan.

The Fountain spoke with Emily about her upcoming Edinburgh gig and her musical inspirations whilst also elaborating on the Wallander gig.

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Dong Hua: It’s very exciting to be playing with Depeche Mode

A Chinese band to make a break in the West, Re-TROS released their album last month and are promoting the record with a tour supporting Depeche Mode. Hitting Glasgow at the Garage on 16th November it will surely be a well-attended gig.

Dong Hua from the band took time out from his hectic schedule to chat to The Fountain about playing with Depeche Mode, their inspiration behind Before The Applause and the Chinese music scene.

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Rob Murphy: Dark but melodramatic enough

The Eskies have a new album release out on 1st December, their second LP, And Don’t Spare The Horses, which coincides with a promotional tour.

Rob Murphy, who plays mandolin for the band took time out to speak with The Fountain about the new release, the thought process behind the name, and what we can look forward to from The Eskies.

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Moulettes: The Òran Mór is a beautiful venue

Eclectic art rockers, Moulettes, have announced an extensive UK and Irish jaunt throughout December encompassing eighteen shows, which will include a performance at Oran Mor, Glasgow on December 4th.

The Fountain spoke with Hannah Miller (HM) and Raevennan Husbandes (RH) from the band about their influences, favourite gig to date and working with Pipe & Hat.

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Gianni Paci: The story that this record tells is meaningful

Gianni Paci’s new EP I Tried To Right My Wrongs, But I Made A Left will be released on November 17. Gianni’s third EP, not counting two full length albums released under an old pseudonym, it’s a tight sounding record.

The Fountain caught up with Gianni Paci about his new record, his gig with The Butthole Surfers in Glasgow and what more we can look forward to from this musician.

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Horace Panter: I appreciate that a new audience is eager for information

Born in Croydon in 1953 Sir Horace Gentleman Panter met Jerry Dammers while doing an art degree at Coventry University. Together with Lynval Golding, they were the founding members of the iconic ska band, The Specials, setting out to change the world by making people ‘dance as well as think’.

Contributing to Manchester’s Louder Than Words festival, Horace Panter, who evidently requires no introduction spoke with The Fountain about the festival, which celebrates words within the music industry.

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