Music

Vicky Gray: We’re fortunate enough to have a wee studio attached to the house

Atlaness is the debut EP by fiddler and composer, Vicky Gray. Originally from the Shetland Islands, she blends her traditional roots with contemporary approaches to record production. Vicky has toured extensively in the UK and Canada as a professional musician, performing at a host of major music festivals including Winnipeg Folk Festival, Glastonbury, and Heb Celt. She is also a founding member of indie-folk rock band, Dante, which received wide-ranging support from the likes of BBC 6Music (Steve Lamacq & Tom Robinson), The Herald, The National, Artrocker, & The Scotsman. Vicky spoke with The Fountain about the new music and plans for the year.

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Travi The Native: Well the EP is out next so working towards that release and all that comes after that

Alt-pop dreamer, Travi The Native, follows up the critical and commercial success of COOL with new single Love Doesn’t Stand A Chance, which came out on 25th March. The first single to be released from his forthcoming EP God Only Calls The House Phone, which is out 29 April, The Fountain caught up with Travi to discuss the new music and plans for later in the year.

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10 Gauge: I’m Broken is the mindset of anyone who has ever felt trapped

Old-school rock is back and gets a contemporary twist from the British hard-rock outfit 10 Gauge. Musically and sonically, the band return to the rhetoric and style of the late 1980’s & early 1990’s to play their exciting brand of rock with the same dedication and inner strength as bands such as Metallica. With new track, I’m Broken, out The Fountain caught up with the band to discuss new music or plans for the year.

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Gabrielle Ornate: Expect to hear something immersive and in-your-face

Gabrielle Ornate’s debut single, The March of the Caterpillars, mastered by John Davis at Metropolis Studios, is a fable about respecting one’s roots; blossoming the connection between worlds. As life continually evolves, like how a caterpillar transitions into a butterfly, one must not forget the genesis of their journey. The Fountain caught up with Gabrielle to discuss the track in more detail as well as her plans for the rest of 2021.

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Review: Art d’Ecco – In Standard Definition Rating 81%

Review: Art d’Ecco – In Standard Definition

In Standard Definition is the new album from Art d’Ecco, their first since Trespasser in 2018. A concept album about entertainment and the way in which it affects our day-to-day lives, In Standard Definition considers each of the entertainment worlds, or obsessions with celebrity and how it affects our day-to-day.

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Review: Matthew E. White & Lonnie Holley – Broken Mirror A Selfie Reflection Rating 69%

Review: Matthew E. White & Lonnie Holley – Broken Mirror A Selfie Reflection

Having followed Matthew E. White since the release of Fresh Blood in 2015, I am learning more and more about his tendency to collaborate with artists. Notably him and Lonnie Holley are releasing Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection, due April 9th through Spacebomb/Jagjaguwar. Combining White’s compositions with Holley’s lyrics and vocals, Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection is a trippy, experimental record that establishes and places us well and truly in the digital era.

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The Ghost of Helags: It has been heart-warming and good despite all the Covid issues going on right now

Twelve tracks of slick, stylised dream-pop with a Lynchian sheen, The Ghost of Helags have just released new album, We Came From The Stars. One of the standout moments from the LP, Chemistry follows recent singles, which have seen the band develop a compelling narrative of travel and escapism that continues through their debut album. The band spoke with The Fountain about the reception to the LP as well as their hopes to eventually play live.

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BSÍ: These two new songs are the first singles from our upcoming debut album

While it’s still unclear if this band is named after Iceland’s most miserable location – Reykjavík’s grey and dull central bus terminal BSÍ –, or an acronym for ‘Brussels Sprouts Intl.’, it’s clear that the duo of Silla Thorarensen (drums & vocals) & Julius Pollux Rothlaender (bass guitar & toe-synths) are one of the most unconventional bands emerging from Iceland’s flourishing DIY/DIT (=do-it-together) scene these days. With new singles, 25Lue and Dónakallalagið out, The Fountain caught up with the band to discuss this double release as well as plans for the rest of the year.

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Kavanagh: So yeah, more releases and a load of gigs!…hopefully

A five-piece formed in Canterbury in Kent in 2016, Kavanagh are the epitome of unsigned, DIY Rock’n’Roll. With a fearsome live rep, they have won two national Battle of the Bands competitions and have toured all across the UK. Now based in Brighton they have just released their new track Citizen 202. The Fountain caught up with the band to discuss the new music as well as plans for the rest of 2021.

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Proud Mary: Four more albums released, countless tours but the fan base has remained

Celebrating 20 years of their classic album The Same Old Blues, Proud Mary are very pleased to announce a series of special anniversary gigs this Autumn. Kicking off at Reading’s Sub89 venue on 9th September 2021, the five-piece will be taking in stops at London, Cardiff, Preston and Leeds as well as appearing in Glasgow’s King Tut’s. Proud Mary spoke with The Fountain about the tour as well as other music they are working on.

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Corrina Taylor: I have many songs I want to release this year!

Singer/ songwriter/ eternal optimist/ hopeful romantic are all the things rising pop star Corrina Taylor embodies and more. Her songs vary from the light-hearted and playful, to the emotional and deep; as she freely admits, “I write pop songs that are jigsaw puzzles of my own life and emotions”. Her lyrics are always honest and real in the hope that people will be able to relate and better understand their own hearts. Her latest single is the honest but good humoured Blue Card, a song about becoming a ‘mainstream addict,’ in this case, a shopaholic to mask the anxieties in life. Corrina spoke with The Fountain about the single as well as further plans for the year – shopping?!

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Charity Children: It’s our version of a breakup song

Berlin-based, New Zealand-raised Chloë Lewer and Elliott McKee started out as a busking band in Berlin in 2011. They’ve since toured many major European festivals and headlined shows, including: Eurosonic, SZIGET, Haldern Pop, Woman Of The World, East Side Music Days, Glimps, Sonic Visions, Maifield Derby, Fusion, Stuttgart Festival and Orange Blossom Festival. Between 2016-2019, Charity Children broke off their romantic relationship and took a break to become friends and eventually musically collaborate again. They have now released their first single in five years, We Loved, and spoke with The Fountain about what we can expect from the new music.

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