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Lemon Drink: Our single launch show at the Old Hairdressers has been our favourite so far

Formed over a mutual love of amaretto sours and alternative music, Lemon Drink is the brainchild of duo Sophie Bartholomew and Kirstie “KC” Cunningham. Formed in early 2017 as an acoustic duo, lemon Drink soon expanded in sound and in personnel. The acoustic guitars were put to the side and Lemon Drink became a 4-piece indie outfit exploring the sometimes challenging and often humorous aspects of modern life as a 20-something woman. Their debut single, A Song For You, is a serious tongur-in-cheek track about bad dating experiences, so The Fountain caught up with the band to discuss the new track and what plans are in store for the band.

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Asher: I am excited now to get back in the studio to write more music

Will Young recently performed in Glasgow and Edinburgh with support Asher Knight, and Asher is becoming more of a household name, having previously joined the likes of The Vamps, Boyzone, All Saints and Steps on their tours, so this is a very exciting time for him. Alongside this, Asher just released his brand new track I’ve Changed, and do The Fountain caught up with him to discuss this all in more detail.

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Ramón Rodríguez: It’s still exciting to keep writing songs together

Madee are finally set out to publish some still unreleased themes written in recent years, in addition to one that remained in the pipeline from 1998, when the music for Under the Sun was written. It’s a song that really sounds like the old Madee, but with a more youthful punch. Ramón Rodríguez, vocalist of the band, spoke with The Fountain about the new track.

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Merlyn Driver: I love exploring different cultures and ways of thinking

Since 2010, Making Tracks has brought world-class, diverse music from all corners of the globe to leading venues throughout the UK; and this November, the project will make its way to Scotland for the very first time with a date at Edinburgh’s Queens Hall on Sunday 10 November. Project director, Merlyn Driver, spoke with The Fountain about Making Tracks in more depth.

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Beth Keeping: I wrote the song after an experience I had when I was backpacking

As founder of Write Like A Girl, an initiative that puts the spotlight back on female songwriters, Beth Keeping is an advocate of championing the rights of women and equality in the music industry. She has also just dropped new single and the video for San Francisco. The Fountain caught up with Beth to discuss performing North of the border and the reception her song has received.

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Review: The Vegan Leather Album Launch Rating 68%

Review: The Vegan Leather Album Launch

It was a late curfew for Paisley’s VLs last night, otherwise known as The Vegan Leather, playing to an exciteable fan base in Glasgow’s King Tut’s. With not one but two support bands to warm up their dedicated fan base, it was beyond the 10pm point before the headliners took to the stage to relish in the release of their new album, Poor Girs/Broken Boys.

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Review: Moon Duo Rating 83%

Review: Moon Duo

Performing in Glasgow’s trendy Barras Art and Design on Hallows Eve, behind a screen, or what seemed like a tent, Moon Duo, with drummer in tow, were quite the spectacle sonically and visually, promoting their new album, Stars Are the Light. Packed out with music enthusiasts (and not a Halloween costume in sight), thee was a great deal of love for Moon Duo, as they both entered and left the stage.

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Review: Sunn o))) Rating 72%

Review: Sunn o)))

Currently on a creative high – both Life Metal and Pyroclasts from this year have seen career-best reviews – drone metal’s most respected druids seemed determined to level the Queen Margaret Union. With more amplifiers on stage than any act this side of My Bloody Valentine, Sunn O))) (pronounced ‘sun’) use music as a way of eliciting primal responses via repetition and sheer bloody volume. It reverberated around the venue, and inside everyone’s ribcages.

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Review: Slow Hollows – Actors Rating 78%

Review: Slow Hollows – Actors

LA-based band Slow Hollows have recently released new LP, Actors, via their self-run label Not Another Word, with exclusive license to AWAL. Twelve tracks of sheer pop, Actors is an album full of risks, with mich of the album an exploration of sound, crossing into other genres.

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