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SOUNDCYCLE , the Borders Youth Music Forum, are delighted to announce  the first  SOUND CYCLE  album : “ WEAVE” . The album will be 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 are 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.

Join Sound Cycle and a group of extremely talented young musicians  for an evening of eclectic tunes and songs  featuring some of our  amazing  bands and singers, including  loop pedal maestro Millie Hanlon Cole,  Guitar whizz  Jack Hinks, members of the Eyemouth Sound Collective,  with a special performance from Borders singer/songwriter Craig Jeffrey and  more.

Here are some of the artists who will perform at the launch and  feature  on the album which will be available for streaming and download via Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

Millie Hanlon Cole, Guitarist , Singer ,Songwriter, loops,Peebles,Borders  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 Highton, Singer ,songwriter, Borders    ERIN HIGHTON,

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, techno, electronica, dance, ambient 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 Hinks, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, rock, electric , acoustic  JACK HINKS

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.


fFower, Julep, Trio , vocal, Harmony   JULEP

    JULEP are a very talented young  vocal trio from Berwickshire, who’s sublime harmonies are  captured in the studio for the first time for the album.

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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.

 folk, scotland, scottish, acoustic ,folk, heart lyricist ,mellow music, singer-songwriter ,songwriter ,UK ,license     CRAIG JEFFREY 

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 .