Southern Exposure returns to Summerhall’s Dissection Room this June with two jam-packed days of finest in Scottish music. Joining the likes of Meursault, Pictish Trail, Bossy Love and Be Charlotte is the Glasgow-based four-piece Rev Magnetic. Luke Sutherland from the band spoke with The Fountain about joining such an array of talent for Southern Exposure 2019.

TF: You’re on the bill for Southern Exposure this week, what’s your plan for your slot? 

To play a memorable show. (Hopefully memorable for the right reasons…)

TF: Have you performed for NEHH in Summerhall afore or is this your first time? What is it about these gigs that sees you on this bill?   

It’s the first time Rev Magnetic has done a show for NEHH, but Audrey and I have both done development work for dance theatre productions at Summerhall. It’s a singular location, so we’re happy to be coming back.

TF: And to be joining the likes of Pictish Trail, Meursault, Be Charlotte and Bossy Love, that’s a smashing bill…  

It is a smashing bill.

TF: What are you looking forward to most from this festival, are there any personal favourites you are looking forward to seeing?   

Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing all the bands play. While I’m familiar with most of them, I haven’t seen any of them live      before. Audrey and Sam from Rev Magnetic have certainly seen Pictish Trail and Be Charlotte, so both of those come recommended. And I recently heard Kathryn Joseph enthusing about SHHE, so looking forward to seeing her too.   

TF: Are we to be indulged with any further releases or gigs from Rev Magnetic in the near future Luke?   

We released an album (Versus Universe) last month so it’ll probably be a little while before we release anything again. That said,   there’s new material in the pipeline, and we hope to be out playing more shows in the autumn.  

Photo courtesy of Harrison Reid.

Southern Exposure 2019 takes place over Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June in Summerhall, Edinburgh, more information and tickets here