New Scottish music: The Deadly Winters

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Edinburgh act The Deadly Winters boast a folk pop sound guaranteed to appeal to fans of the Waterboys (whose singer Mike Scott also hails from the capital).

With two albums to their name since forming in 2011, the five piece have played several key events including Celtic Connections and Dougie Maclean’s Perthshire Amber, as well as enjoying airplay on several Radio Scotland shows.



Their latest EP is released on Friday 6 November. An exclusive preview – the video for its title track Table In The Corner – is unveiled to Scotland on Sunday readers today in the video player above.

Arguably their strongest song to date, its appeal elevates them beyond the folk circuit and establishes The Deadly Winters as a serious prospect for both daytime radio and mainstream festivals.

The band play a launch gig at Henry’s Cellar Bar in Edinburgh, appear on STV’s Riverside Show on 18 November and will appear at a benefit for the Leith Theatre on 28 November.

• Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry seminar and social evening. Their next event takes place on Thursday 5 November and features Unique Events founder Pete Irvine in conversation, followed by a panel discussion entitled “imagining the perfect music city.”