Davie Miller formed Fini Tribe in 1984 with five schoolmates and in 1986 and released the seminal Balearic Beat record ‘Detestimony’. In 1987 it found its way onto Alfredo’s turntable in Ibiza. By 1988 it became a SHOOM classic. Danny Rampling, Pete Tong and Paul Oakenfold all played this record and it found its place in Acid House History.
To this day it is credited as a hugely influential record of the acid house movement around the world. On a trip to New York in 1989, Davie met with One Little Indian Records and a record deal was signed within months with his musical partners John Vick and Philip Pinsky.
In 2014 Davie began DJing again and opened his successful club night ‘Finitribe presents’ at Paradise Palms in Edinburgh and currently works in the A&R department of the esteemed Paradise Palms Records. FiniTribe Presents previous guests include: Hi & Saberhagen, Justin Robertson, Geoffry Mugwump, Timothy Fairplay, Tim Clerkin, Lord of The Isles, Kirsty P, FRANk, N.S.A, Neil Parnel (Tronik Youth), Alfresco, Jon Pleased and Telfort.
Davie is re-establishing himself as a DJ Playing all over Scotland and recently in Berlin, Festival no 6 (Andrew Weatherall’s Psychic Faber Social ) and Carcassone in France this September to play the closing party for Andrew Weatherall’s Convenanza festival. He regularly DJ’s with the legendary band A Certain Ratio.
Finitribe presents has recently been relaunched as MANY ANIMALS and runs monthly at Paradise Palms with guests such as Callum Easter and Ribeka (SO LOW). Many Animals is also a new bi-weekly radio show on the new community radio station in Edinburgh called EH-FM . The show is a mixture of electronica and guests such as Joseph Malik, FRANk, AL Mackenzie (Field of Dreams) and Morvern Cunningham presenting a show on BOLLYWOOD classics pre 1986.
MANY ANIMALS is also a music project with his friend Michael Gregor and will be a collaboration with many other musicians and DJ’s to record and produce an album in 2019! The first music from this project was premiered at Andrew Weatherall’s Psychedelic Faber Social at Festival no 6. and an album is planned for 2019 along with a future collaboration with the poet Michael Pedersen from Neu Reekie. As you can see it is MANY things…
Sonars are a two-piece Electro-Psych outfit from the UK and Italy. The band consists of Brighton-born Frederick Paysden and Serena Oldratifrom Bergamo. Their live performance revolves around their loop stations which they use to recreate their songs layer by layer, drawing inspiration from Alt Rock, Psych Rock and Trip Hop.
Since their debut release in 2015 they have performed over 250 concerts throughout Europe at festivals such as Europavox (FR), Eurosonic Noorderslag (NL), Bime (ES), MIL (PT) and Maifeld Derby (DE), sharing the bill with international acts such as Slowdive, King Gizzard, Thurston Mooreand Primal Scream.
In 2018 they released a new single which was played on several UK radio stations, followed by official showcases at SXSW (Austin, TX), Canadian Music Week (Toronto, ON) and an extensive UK tour. After a busy festival season, they went on to support Thirty Seconds To Mars and Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) at the open-air Milano Rocks festival in September, performing before a crowd of thousands of people.
Lilac Melt are an indie dream-pop/shoegaze band from Scotland/Greece based in Edinburgh. Formed in early 2018, they joined forces to experiment with alternative music and they quickly established a sound of expansive atmospheres and luminous melodies with a 90’s quality.
In February Katherine Aly, Dave Brown and Will Oke began working on their first EP at B&B Studios with Phil Hague writing drums and percussion for them.
In June they self-released their first single, Oxidise, along with a lyric video and got signed by the independent record label, Infinite Hive Music. Soon after that James Cougan joined the band for drums and percussion when playing live and for writing new songs for the Lilac Melt’s first full-length album.
Gathering airtime from many radio stations, including BBC Radio Scotland, the band diversified with acoustic arrangements of their songs, always maintaining their multi-layered, reverberated sound. Their self-titled, 5-track EP was officially released in November via Infinite Hive Music and has been receiving excellent reviews.
Aino Elina [i know elena] is a newcomer on the Edinburgh indie electro pop scene.
Following her singles Vankina and Rukous, this Edinburgh based singer-songwriter, originally from Lapland, Finland, has continued win over crowds after a string of successful gigs in Scotland and wider Europe. Aino Elina writes mostly in Finnish, her first language but performs in English with Finnish words mixed in for UK shows.
“It’s not important to understand the literal meaning of the words in music, it’s more important to feel the music – the emotion and the beat.”
Her live show brings you a dreamy combination of ethereal vocals, live strings (Isla Pitkethly on cello and Alice Thorsell on violin) and electronic beats (John Alexander, (Skjor/Raintown) on drums).