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.
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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…
Singer/songwriter Katherine Aly is set to release her debut single ‘The Skin I’m Made Of’ in May 2019 via Infinite Hive Music.
Originally from Greece, Katherine has been involved with many musical projects in Scotland’s capital, including Hidden Door Festival, various art projects and the lead singer of shoegaze band, Lilac Melt. She has done various collaborations with UK-based musicians/bands, including Baby Taylah, Glassmasterer, False Bliss, Midi Paul and Sheltering Waves. Her melody-driven tracks are a multi-genre experimentation with ethereal, lyrical elements and dreamy ambience.
“dreamy vocals conveyed in a heavenly manner” – Indie Band Guru
Forever Alien is a daring performance project started in 2012 by the Italian artist, Johnny Jay.
After moving to Edinburgh the electronic artist has won over the likes of promoters, venues and music fans across Scotland in the alternative and underground scene. The city inspired him to write and record his first full-length album, ‘Safe as War’, which received praise from radio and press across Europe, with interviews on the likes of Radio Libera Tutti, Impatto Sonoro and The Passenger Times.
“A unique and surreal sound which often surprises the listener with its variety of shades and atmospheres. A hybrid of raw hardware synthesizers powered by Johnny’s warm vocals and minimal yet powerful drum-machine patterns”. – Unknown Music Pleasures
With plans to expand his musical project and collaborate with local creatives, Forever Alien will provide a visual experience to complement the already growing live audio performance.