Review: Meursault – Crow Hill Rating 69%

Review: Meursault – Crow Hill

The more the merrier seems to be Edinburgh-based Meursault’s motto for their long-anticipated album Crow Hill, a remastered version of the digitally released Fuck Off Back to Art School and Other Stories from last year, which blends a kaleidoscope of musical experimentations with mini narratives from a fictive small town.

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Review: Michael Jablonka – Go-Go Rating 77%

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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Review: Honeyblood Rating 85%

Review: Honeyblood

oneyblood, formed originally as a duo in 2012, is now the solo project of Edinburgh-born and Glasgow-based indie-rock singer, guitarist and songwriter Stina Tweeddale. Honeyblood’s recently-released third album, In Plain Sight, has already attracted a fair few highly favourable reviews, and the UK tour to promote the album included a sold-out gig at Edinburgh’s Summerhall on 3rd June. For this tour, the self-styled High Priestess of Scottish witchy-rock, Stina Tweeddale, assembled a live band consisting of herself and two other feisty characters in drummer Debbie Knox-Hewson and bassist Anna Donigan. “Edinburgh…it’s been too long!” exclaimed Stina Tweeddale, as she took to the stage for this home town gig, informing us that her Mum and Dad were among the packed audience.

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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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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 Rating 68%

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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Review: Teeth of the Sea Rating 83%

Review: Teeth of the Sea

Teeth Of The Sea took themselves to Glasgow’s Broadcast to promote their new album, Wraith, supported by the local Glasgow-based Nothing>Universe. With their performance at the Science Museum in London fast-approaching for the ‘Apollo Moon Shot’ screening on June 21st, as well as the arrival of the new album there is much anticipation and excitement in the venue pre-set, and after their performance, well it all made sense and fell into place.

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Jessica Gerhardt: I often feel like I need a higher power within me to guide my actions

Jessica Gerhardt, a singer-songwriter and ukuleleist from Santa Monica, California, has been singing her whole life and started writing songs when she was only eight. She gained confidence in performing and being on stage through her involvement with The Virginia Avenue Project, a program that brings kids together with professional artists to create theater, shepherded at the time by founder and Artistic Director, Leigh Curran. She picked up the ukulele at 15, after receiving one as a gift, and taught herself to play. Her debut performances of original songs were at an open mic night for high school students called Downbeat 720, organized by the talented Joe Hernandez-Kolski and Joshua Silverstein. She has released a new single, Be My Hands, and took some time out to speak with The Fountain about potentially performing in Scotland and who she is keen to cover still.

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Review: Primavera Sound 2019 Rating 95%

Review: Primavera Sound 2019

I hit the runway at Barcelona-El Prat a little after 9:30pm Wednesday evening. As I prevail another Ryanair flight I silently thank the universe. I sit among a crush of likely festival-goers, each overcoming the haze of pre-flight Amstel. The evening’s outcomes would be two-fold, the memory of a beautiful sunset viewed from the terrace of an Airbnb, and a hangover I would carry with me for seven more days. Tomorrow is the first day of Primavera Sound.

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Review: Jules Rawlinson, Interval and Instance Rating 82%

Review: Jules Rawlinson, Interval and Instance

As part of the most recent Cryptic programme, composer Jules Rawlinson composed and performed a new live score to archival footage from pioneering Scottish scientific filmmaker Eric Lucey and in an examination of speed, motion and scale. Creating a score that accompanies effectively to all three screens of alternate rotating archival footage is the task at hand and one Rawlinson achieves, with an industrial drone and discord that drills through you as you tune into the hypnotic footage.

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