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SKIPINNISH :: Riding an Ever-growing Wave Glasgow Gig + December Tour @ Having come storming back from the edge of existence when they lost their former lead singer in 2016, Highland band Skipinnish are powering through their biggest year yet. In the 18year history of the band their current popularity is unprecedented and is growing at an accelerating rate. Having started the year with their hit single “Alive” which they followed with the Album, The Seventh Wave, the magic of this band’s music and self penned songs are enchanting more and

more people from Scotland and across the world venue they have all the time. appeared at in 2017 including On the 22 September, they will play to a full Eden Court, in house at the iconic Barrowland Ballroom in Inverness, The Glasgow. The gig sold out in record time back in Queens Hall in May with the first 600 early-bird tickets selling in Edinburgh, The less than 10 minutes of release! Supporting Lemon Tree in Skipinnish are “Leo and Anto”, a duo comprising Aberdeen, The of Leo Moran of the Saw Doctors and Anthony Albert Halls in Thistlethwaite of the Waterboys. Also joining the Stirling and many band are long time collaborators Rachel Walker others in all areas of the country from and Archie McAlister as well as some surprise Stornoway, in the Western Isles, Strathy in the guests only to be revealed on the night. far North and Biggar in the Scottish Borders. As well as headlining some of the UK’s biggest Already all the early-bird tickets for the band’s festivals, Skipinnish have sold out every single busy December tour are sold-out and anticipation is running high for the main tickets being released. Skipinnish are on the crest of wave and that wave is growing bigger and more powerful with every performance. How far the band’s popularity will continue to grow is difficult to predict, but the Barrowland performance will be one of the biggest nights for traditional music this year and will be an exciting indicator to the band’s future.

NASTY P :: album :: Rich Mundi' release date - 18 September ::

Hip Hop Artist/ DJ /Producer and pioneer of the Scottish music scene Nasty P is back - or is he?

Rich Mundi is the upcoming L.P from the awardwinning producer Nasty P, and where his critically acclaimed album The Story so Far represented heavyweight hip-hop with guest verses from the likes of Akil from Jurassic 5, Skinnyman, and rhymester Oddisee, this is a more schizophrenic affair from his darker alter ego - Rich Mundi - fusing hip-hop, electronica, RnB, festival bumpers and trippy instrumental jams. Since dropping his last album Nasty has immersed himself in a hectic DJ schedule including sets at practically every venue in Scotland, performances at Outlook festival Croatia, supports with hip-hop big hitters including Dead Prez, KRS 1, Talib Kweli, Rakim, and Earl Sweatshirt, not to mention Sub Motion

Orchestra, the dub influenced Jungle, and UK legend Roots Manuva. In between he has found the time to record and perform as one half of electronic duo Future Kid and was even asked to support Jamie Cullem personally after Jamie heard his soul-inspired production for singer and collaborator, Naledi With all this experimentation it should come as no surprise that Nasty is pushing boundaries this time round - although he has still managed to set things off with an almighty collab with some major names in hip-hop! First single, the hip hop banger no tellin’ features the star-studded line up of Termanology, Reks, Ed O.G and Akrobatik!, while Round again has a more stripped-down sound featuring M.A.D from Groove Armada’s “Superstylin” fame. As the album progresses it moves from a solid hip-hop foundation to the more experimental and booming 808 gospel rhythms of “One more time” and the slow but pulsating “Truth Story”. All of which makes for an intro a bit of a Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde journey, but who’d expect anything less from this Edinburgh-based beatsmith? The 12-track album set to be one of the most exciting and eclectic Scottish releases of 2017, so to those who already know Nasty P, it’s good to have you back, and to those who want to discover more, welcome to the whacked-out world of Rich Mundi!

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