The Maitlands: These all inevitable end in the mixing pot when we’re writing and recording

The Maitlands are carving their own sound. New single, Where Did It All Go Wrong was recorded in January 2020 and is their most ambitions piece of work in journey so far. Little did they know at the time, that the title would have such relevance to us all in the situation the world currently ?nd itself in. The band spoke with The Fountain about the track and where they see themselves in 2020.

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LOTOS: Home is an analogy for the current social, environmental and political situation of the planet

Visceral, and immersive, LOTOS confidently asserts herself at the forefront of Scotland’s budding hip-hop scene with her new track, Home. The track is inspired by civil rights leader Marcus Garvey, who believed, “a people without the knowledge of their past history and culture is like a tree without roots.” She spoke with The Fountain about the track, the inspiration from Marcus and her forthcoming EP.

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Review: Braids – Shadow Offering Rating 84%

Review: Braids – Shadow Offering

Braids have a new album out, Shadow Offering, which was meant to come out earlier in the year but was postponed until now with the pandemic. Melodic pop at it’s finest, it is well-tuned and timely, a spot on release I consider top notch over the last few months.

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Conchie: We released Northumbria with very little lead-up and no fanfare

Conchie have just released new album, Northumbria, which they say, ” it addresses the impacts of alcoholism and domestic abuse on those living with it, and it does so authentically and honestly: the way abusers and addicts rarely wear their true faces when we first meet them; the way the corrosive toxicity of both behaviours first hijack and then corrupt our ideas about home and family and love; and the reality that the road into and out of hell for survivors is long and hard.” The Fountain spoke with the band about the album and their plans for the remainder of the year.

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Ozark Henry: It seems that the song perfectly expresses how many of us feel

Ozark Henry a.k.a Piet Goddaer produces music ranging from avant-garde electronica, to pop, to a symphonic album with the National Orchestra of Belgium. Now he releases a song inspired by his community in lockdown – yearning to get back to togetherness : We Will Meet Again is out now. He spoke with The Fountain about the single in more depth as well as his plans for 2020.

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Velve: The video art and lyrics were touching their current feelings in this time of change

Singer and music producer Velve is also famously known in her native land as the German voice behind Apple’s SIRI. A child musical prodigy Velve developed and fine-tuned her sound and soon started attracting industry attention and in 2016 was signed to British Publishing Company, Bosworth Music. She has a new album, X to the Million, out, and so she spoke with The Fountain about her single in more detail as well as her plans for the remainder of this year.

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Michael Hamilton: With this album I wanted to showcase my abilities as a composer

Michael Hamilton has released his long-awaited debut album, Pale Shadows of Forgotten Names. The forthcoming record is a follow-up to his 2019 Godawful EP and is in keeping with his long-standing DIY ethic. Like each of Michael’s previous releases, the entire album was written and recorded in his livingroom in Glasgow, Scotland, with Michael playing or programming every instrument heard on the album himself. The Fountain caught up with him to discuss the album in more depth and to explore how he is adjusting to 2020.

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