With the release of Running Away and touring with AKON, Larry Gordon has had a busy 2017.
Larry spoke with The Fountain about this single, his favourite gig in Glasgow’s O2 Academy and the experience of touring with AKON.Read More
Taupe describe themselves thusly: “a Newcastle-upon-Tyne based trio specialising in razor-sharp polyrhythmic play, exploratory improvisation and raw, high energy live performance.” In person, they’re a spare, suburban-looking three piece group, led by Jamie Stockbridge on the sax, with Mike Parr Burman and Adam Stapleford on guitar and drums. They played Edinburgh’s Jazz bar to a gradually thickening Thursday-night crowd, ending their set with a packed house.Read More
For his third release, Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Hamish Hawk has capitalised on the great promise of his earlier recordings to produce a finely-crafted and coherent set of songs which represent a step-change in his song-writing development. Essentially, Swannanoa is a collection of three beautiful piano ballads, written during Hamish’s tour of the USA earlier this year. Each song bears the Hamish Hawk trademarks of warmth, wit and wordsmithery; and together they conjure up a sense of the space and wonderment one might experience in the course of a US road-trip.Read More
Swiss producer David Langhard has just released his album on Salvation Records under the name Neutral Zone.
David spoke with The Fountain about this new album, working with Salvation Records and what we can look forward to from Neutral Zone in the near future.Read More
Brothers Jacob and Rory Green are the culmination of JR Green, Scottish band who’ve recently released EP, Bring the Witch Doctor.
Rory took some time to speak to The Fountain about their mythological influences with the record, hinting at a full length LP and tour in the near future.Read More
Joining Neu! Reekie!’s stunning bill for it’s Xmas Snowblinder special is one half of Arab Strap and star of Where You’re Meant to Be, Aidan Moffat.
Aidan spoke with The Fountain about what it is that excites them about this belter of a bill, what Arab Strap have recently been up to and what we can expect from him and RM Hubbert in the near future.Read More
Joshua Burnside not only won the Northern Ireland Music Prize 2017 but is also scheduled to play SXSW next year, after releasing his album, Ephrata, back in May, earlier this year.
Joshua spoke with The Fountain about these achievements, when we can expect him performing in Scotland and the pure joy in being able to play music as a full-time job.Read More
With a new track and being shortlisted for Glastonbury’s emerging talent competition this year, Bokito have been on the rise this year.
Moses Moorhouse spoke to The Fountain about their new song, Aloof, and what drove them to name themselves Bokito as well their plans for 2018.Read More
An evening of sublime encouragement, Lost Map’s Alabaster dePlume kicked off the evening at the Hug and Pint telling his audience, “You’re doing very well” before he kicked into his formidable, sinister and yet astute set. Seamus Fogarty and band headlined the evening, performing tracks from Domino release, The Curious Hand.Read More
Protomartyr singer Joe Casey cuts a diminished figure as he shuffles onto the CCA stage; one that the Tumblr page ‘Descriptions of Joe Casey’ has long celebrated in the most evocative language. With such high praise of Casey as “an inverse Bono”, “an insurance salesman” and “an agitated salaryman who had one drink too many at happy hour” having already preceded this review, it’s difficult to know what more I can offer.Read More
With the release of her new EP, This Rapture, and her Autumn tour, Brooke Bentham has been making news and working hard in 2017.
She took some time out to speak with The Fountain about this new record, what it was like to work with Ben Baptie (who has also worked with Adele and Daughter), and her favourite gig to date.Read More
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