Review: Neu! Reekie! The Exhibition

Meandering into the Limited Ink Gallery, a fine space just off the beaten track of Leith Walk, there was a feeling of overwhelming nostalgia as we hit an exhibition celebrating and looking back at the ten years of Neu! Reekie!’s existence. After postponing their birthday celebrations during the pandemic, the space has opened up to remind us all of the culmination of talent that come together time and time again as friends and acquaintances of the Neu! Reekie! family and a flavour of the spoken word, visual, musical and film talent that Scotland has to offer.

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Cosmic Crooner: I always felt this song had a cinematic feel

Amsterdam-based singer-songwriter, Cosmic Crooner dreams up a technicolour wonderland on his new single, Popsicle Place, which came out on May 21st. Wasting little time to resurface follow his gyrating, Nouvelle Vague-inspired debut single, Deep Down In Jazz, his new track, Popsicle Place makes another bold step inside the mind of the Crooner. The Fountain caught up with Cosmic to discuss Popsicles and music videos.

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Ella McCready: I’m really grateful for the wonderful reception it’s had

Ella McCready is a soul/pop artist hailing from London. Born into a family of musicians, she’s been singing and writing music for as long as she can remember. With creativity running through her veins, she began her career gigging professionally at just 14 years old. Now focusing on her solo project, McCready’s colourful and uplifting sound burns brightly, with her powerful and captivating voice taking centre stage. With new single, Fine on My Own, out Ella spoke with The Fountain about the new music as well as the plan for the year.

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Third Lung: We’re performing a stripped back 3 track set for Gail’s Show very soon

Third Lung, an Indie/Alt-Rock four-piece from Reading, have recently released their new single, Hold The Line, on 28th May 2021. The band, consisting of Tom Farrelly (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Cams Jurasek (Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals), Rob Jacques (Bass) and Sam Waugh (Drums), return for their second release of the year. The Fountain caught up with the band to discuss the new music as well as their plan for the rest of the year.

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Cameron Barnes: For the last year or so I have fallen in love with country music

Fife musician Cameron Barnes has brought fans an unforgettable pop country anthem with the release of his new single Old Friend, which came out on Friday 4 June. The track travelled from Cameron’s hometown of Methil, to Glasgow, onto Nashville and then home again during its creation. The result is a rousing pop-rock song that marries a healthy dose of Tennessee charm with undeniable Scottish heart. Cameron spoke with The Fountain about it, as well as his desire to perform at the Barras.

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