Meet the latest addition to our roster, Skinny Dipper
We are very excited to be able to introduce you to the newest member of the Olive Grove family, Glasgow-based nine piece, Skinny Dipper.
Dubbed as ‘almost a girl band’, Skinny Dipper consists of members of a number of bands including Quickbeam and Randolph’s Leap. They have already been causing a bit of a stir in the Scottish music scene since they performed their first live show towards the end of last year. Since then they have played a handful of gigs, including appearances at festivals Brew at the Bog in Inverness and Stag & Dagger in Glasgow.
We are going to be releasing the bands debut EP, ’Masks‘ in September (exact date TBC) on limited edition 12″ vinyl and digital download.
The Pleasance Sessions 2014
Following on from the success of our showcase at Celtic Connections in January, we’re pretty damn stoked that we’re getting to do it all again in October as part of this years Pleasance Sessions 2014
On Saturday 11th October we are going to be taking over The Pleasance Theatre the evening and we will be bringing The Moth and the Mirror, Call to Mind, Woodenbox and our newest signings Skinny Dipper along for the ride. There’s also going to be an Independent Label Market and the beer festival Och!Toberfest running throughout the day. Plus as if that wasn’t enough there will also be an After Party downstairs in the Cabaret Bar. Tickets for the event are on sale now for just £10.
Look To The East!
A week on Sunday (27th), Randolph’s Leap are going to be taking over The Bowler’s Bar in Bridgeton, Glasgow for their first ever “I Can’t Dance To This Music” event.
This all-dayer will feature sets from our very own State Broadcasters and Skinny Dipper, plus there will be stripped-back sets from Meursault, The BMX Bandits and Kid Canaveral. Plus they also have Vic Galloway on DJ and compère duties.
There are only 80 tickets available for this show, so if you plan on coming along we would advise to book in advance.
If you have been out and about of any Scottish festivals this summer, then the likelihood is that you’ll have stumbled a few Grovers on the way. Last weekend we were up in Balado to catch the Call To Mind boys play the BBC Introducing Stage at T in the Park. If you missed their set or fancy reliving it all over, then you there are a few clips up on the BBC’s website which you should check out.
The festivals don’t stop there, as next weekend Call To Mind and Woodenbox will both be hitting up the The Wickerman Festival. Following that you can catch Randolph’s Leap and Call To Mind a the Belladrum Festival and Woodenbox at the Electric Fields Festival at the end of August.
Other bits and bobs…
Jo Mango - We should hopefully be releasing a remix version of Jo’s album, Murmuration, in September or October time. Entitled ‘Transformuration’, the album features the remixes from the likes of Machines in Heaven, Fraction Man (our very own Gordon Skene from The Moth & The Mirror) and Adem.
Woodenbox - The boys have been locked in the studio for the past few months working away on their new album. The plan is to have it out before the end of the year, as and when we have something more concrete from you we will let you know.
The Son(s) - Our mysterious friend is just putting the finishing touches to his sophomore album. If all goes according to plan the album will be with you in October.
State Broadcasters - Graeme and Pete have been busy demoing songs for their new album which they plan to record before the summer is out. Hopefully we should have a new album early in the new year.