Michael Cassidy: For us it’s just amazing to see people build new relationships and work together in large groups

Initiated and run by Scottish Music Centre and funded by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) and PRS Foundation, Hit The Road provides early stage musicians age 14-19 the opportunity to learn about the live industry before embarking on a professionally managed tour. Michael Cassidy, Hit The Road Project Manager, spoke with The Fountain about the project, what stage in the project they are at and who might be suited for this project, having helped many in their careers prior.

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Review: The Scorpion’s Head by Hilde Vandermeeren

From Children’s and YA writer, Hilde Vandermeeren, comes a fast-paced vivid thriller that will sit inside your head for long after you have put it down. The Scorpion’s Head is freshly out, published by Pushkin Press and translated by Larea Watkinson. The fourth book in the acclaimed Walter Presents Library, this fascinating psychological smorgasbord of plot, character, intrigue and determination will eat you up whole.

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Hector Who Lived: I’m very excited to get it out into the world!

Bristol-based indie-pop / electronica artist Hector Who Lived released his debut single Monkey on October 15th. Hector has an array of musical achievements under his belt since his move to Bristol in 2017, having played venues such as The O2 Academy Oxford, The Bullingdon, Jericho Tavern and Truck Festival with his band The Outside. Hector spoke with The Fountain about the new music as well as his plans for performing live soon.

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