Since moving to Edinburgh ten years ago, American-born Faith Eliott has become a well-kent face in the capital’s music and artistic circles, forming part of the Far Yella Collective with stalwarts of the local scene including Neil Pennycook (Meursault/Supermoon), Withered Hand, Hailey Beavis and Rueben Taylor.
Now striking out as a solo performer, a debut EP, Insects, is released on Song, By Toad Records at the end of the month. The songs are inspired by a spell living in rural Nebraska, with several boasting a distinctly experimental approach to recording – and Pyrite Ammonite (http://bit.ly/2cb4oHC) is arguably the most original title of the year, with some endearing lyrics to match. Eliott is due to play a secret launch gig in advance of the EPs release. Keep an eye on the website for details. http://faitheliott.com
Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run Born To Be Wide, the music scene seminar and social night. Their next event takes place at the Electric Circus in Edinburgh on 29 September. For information see www.borntobewide.co.uk
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