Under the Radar: Angelica Mode

The artist previously known as Screamin’ Whisper is back, with a new single that is crying out to be used as a theme for a TV programme, write Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon

Angelica Mode

Angelica Mode is the musical reincarnation of Dunfermline-based producer and songwriter Brian Hughes, who had garnered a decent amount of attention with his previous act, Screamin’ Whisper. Originally hailing from Dublin, he moved to Scotland in his teens and immersed himself in youth music projects and earning his stripes at the PBH Free Fringe in Edinburgh.

In November Hughes was one of 25 acts across the UK selected for a mentoring programme run by the Ivors Academy, which represents songwriters and composers as well as hosting the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards.

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His first single release, Your Love Is All The Rage, has echoes of Marc Bolan and is crying out to be used as theme for a TV programme or film. It establishes Angelica Mode as an act to watch in 2021, when an EP will be coming out on LA-based label Soundx3 Records. In the meantime check out a streamed show on 17 December on the Underground Sounds platform. www.facebook.com/angelicaxmode/

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide visit www.borntobewide.co.uk

Applications are open for European development and mentoring programme JUMP. Coordinated by six European festivals / conferences, the UK partner Un-Convention, alongside MaMA (France), Athens Music Week (Greece), Linecheck (Italy), MIL (Portugal), and Nouvelle Prague (Czech Republic), are seeking applications from music industry professionals from throughout Europe, with innovative ideas. Successful applicants will have travel, accommodation and tuition costs covered. Apply at https://www.jumpmusic.eu/apply

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