‘The Twang Factor’ presents: Anton O’Donnell

Welcome to ‘The Twang Factor’ AUK’s brand new weekly series providing a showcase for some of the best new and emerging artists around. Each week we will bring you a different artist selected from the submissions we receive. The standard so far has been incredibly high and believe us, you are in for some real treats over the coming weeks. Continue reading “‘The Twang Factor’ presents: Anton O’Donnell”

Video Premiere: Anton & The Colts “Boy Living for the Weekend”

Here is an upbeat, foot-tapping, melodic rocker from Anton & The Colts.  It’s typically bluesy with guitar riffs, harmonica and Anton O’Donnell’s distinctive voice blending for an upfront sound that will be great live (if we’re ever able to do gigs again).  ‘Boy Living for the Weekend’ is out now to stream and download.  Once the pressing-plants are back in business, there will also be a limited edition blue vinyl 7 inch single.  This is the first release since the well-received debut album ‘No End of the Line’ back in 2018.  Continue reading “Video Premiere: Anton & The Colts “Boy Living for the Weekend””

Southern Fried Festival, Perth, Scotland, 26-29th July 2018

Eleven years old this year Southern Fried continues to occupy its position as the best Americana and roots music festival in Scotland and perhaps the best of its kind in the UK (although there are three contenders who might challenge that assumption). The festival doesn’t rest on its laurels however and this year saw its headline shows expanded to include the Thursday night while there was the welcome return of the renovated Perth Theatre to the roster of venues as it hosted ticketed and free events. What doesn’t change however is the mixture of world famous acts, the cream of international and UK roots music and a generous helping of more local musicians all adding up to four days of joyous music concentrated within the centre of one of Scotland’s most beautiful cities. Continue reading “Southern Fried Festival, Perth, Scotland, 26-29th July 2018”