PRESENT – SOUND CYCLE ONE- WEAVE
NEW MUSIC FROM THE BORDERS.
SOUNDCYCLE , the Borders Youth Music Forum, are delighted to announce the first SOUND CYCLE album : “ WEAVE” . The album was released for download and streaming on June the 16th at The Orchard Venue , The Douglas Home Marquee between 9.00pm and 10.15pm as part of the Borders Book Festival Celebrations.
Over the last few months Sound Cycle, The Borders Youth Music Forum, and Eyemouth Sound, The Eyemouth Music Initiative, have been working with young musicians from across the Scottish Borders on a variety of different projects. Both have been in the recording studio and were delighted to be given the opportunity to hold a joint album launch at the Borders Book Festival.
The title of the album, “Weave” reflects the diverse music of young musicians who appear on the recordings, who although quite varied in sound and approach, all hail from the Scottish Borders , an area with such a unique identity and rich heritage.
SOUNDCYCLE would like to thank and congratulate all of our fantastic performers who joined us for the SOUND CYCLE ONE –WEAVE album launch at the Borders Book Festival last Saturday evening. We Had a great night , with performances fromERIN HIGHTON, loop pedal maestro MILLIE HANLON COLE, CRAIG JEFFREY, JACK HINKS and two seperate line up’s from The EYEMOUTH SOUND PROJECT :ESP
Here are some of the talented young artists who performed at the launch and feature on the album , available for streaming and download via Bandcamp HERE
MILLIE HANLON COLE
Millie is from Peebles, and is a uniquely talented singer and songwriter ,who plays acoustic guitar and uses a loop pedal to achieve an amazing sound both live and in the studio. She began writing at the age of fourteen and has been performing at small local festivals and pubs, including this year’s Kendal Calling festival, ever since. She recreates the sounds of a ‘one woman band’ with the help of her loop station to create layers of alternative, acoustic melodies. Her influences are an eclectic mix of sounds ranging from The Smiths to the likes of Alt-J and Bombay Bicycle Club. She has also been compared to a young Laura Marling and KT Tunstall accompanied with an “impressive depth and range” vocally.
Erin is a guitarist and singer songwriter from Selkirk , currently studying nursing in Edinburgh.Erin grew up listening to Adele and Brandi Carlile , and starting teaching herself guitar and writing songs at the age of 15 . Erin has a beautiful voice and writes poignant and affecting songs with a pop sensibility. Sound Cycle have collaborated with Erin on a remix of one of her songs , and both her acoustic version and the remix appear on the album.
EGGSHELL GOBLIN ( EgGo)
Is a multi talented and extremely prolific composer of electronic music of different styles, from ambient to experimental to techno dance.
“Eggshell Goblin is a strange person in a strange place. His raw, untidy approach to music reflects his disorganized existence. Stretching over a wide variety of techniques, styles and emotions, he strives for something new and possibly a deeper understanding of himself”
Jack is a professional singer-songwriter and guitarist from the Borders now based in Edinburgh. Jack plays in many projects: The Loud Band – an improv instrumental outfit that compliments the spoken word of Edinburgh poetry titans the ‘Loud Poets’, local folk juggernauts Ekobirds (alongside Fiona and Sam), Americana project Coldsville, an acoustic duo with Singer-Songwriter and modern-day Dylan, Calum Baird, and his personal project, Hinks. Combining his heartfelt solo work with the grit of a six piece band, Jack uses a behemoth rhythm section, violins, piano, guitar and powerful vocal harmonies, to ensure that his songs wont leave your head for days.
THE SCOTTISH BORDERS
YOUTH BRASS BAND
The Scottish Borders Youth Brass Band (SBYBB) is a modern and very funky brass band made up of forty brass band and percussion musicians between the ages of 11-18 and have recorded two tracks with Sound Cycle which showcases their amazing sound.
They come from all across the Scottish Borders and Langholm.
The SBYBB won the senior section of the Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships held in Perth Concert Hall in November 2016. As well as the national title of Scottish Champions, this achievement brought qualification for the European Youth Brass Band Championships and the Band undertook a very successful trip to Ostend, Belgium in April 2017.
Craig is a singer-songwriter from Galashiels , and has been making a name for his melodic and sensitive songwriting for the last few years. His ‘Connected EP‘ was released in March 2013 on Vertical Records and Bandcamp and his new band “Mills” are about to release their debut album, also on Vertical Records .Sound Cycle are delighted that Craig has agreed to show support for our album project and performed a few numbers at our launch concert.
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