It’s a sign of how many years have elapsed since we first wrote about Amber Wilson that in our original story we referred readers to her MySpace page. At the time she was an acoustic singer-songwriter, but shortly afterwards she was drafted in to sing for Morcheeba. Fast-forward a decade or so and she’s back as part of OK Button, teaming up with former Babyshambles drummer Adam Falkner, multi-instrumentalist Nass and writer/producer Craigie Dodds (Amy Winehouse, Gorillaz, Sugababes).
The result is a contemporary synth pop sound with indisputable international appeal. Earlier this year OK Button released the excellent track Messages and this month the single Beds followed as a prelude to the band stepping up their live activity. Check them out at Glasgow’s Poetry Club on Tuesday. www.okbuttonmusic.com
Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music seminar and social nights. Their next event, Off The Record, is for 16-25 year-olds interested in working in music and takes place in Dundee’s Caird Hall on Saturday. www.otrscot.com
AIM is a trade body established in 1999 to provide a collective voice for the UK’s independent music industry. The sector produces some of the most exciting and popular music in the world, and makes a huge contribution to the country’s economy. AIM’s 800+ members include the largest labels in the world, small start-ups and individual artists releasing their own music. For more information visit