Under the Radar: Cold Years

Big in Germany, big in Mexico… it’s surely only a matter of time before Aberdonian four-piece Cold Years are big here too, write Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon

Cold Years

From Lewis Capaldi to Runrig, Germany has long played a role in breaking and sustaining Scottish artists, so it should come as no surprise that the country has been fertile territory for rock outfit Cold Years.

The Aberdonian four-piece have played sell-out shows on the other side of the North Sea, and it was a festival performance there which led to them signing a deal with the label arm of entertainment giant eOne. This in turn resulted in their song Breath being used in a TV soundbed by North America’s NHL ice hockey league, reflecting their likely appeal to fans of Canadian stalwarts Bryan Adams and Nickelback.

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Cold Years also saw their streams soar in Mexico recently, after local superstar José Madero shared a link to their music on his Instagram account. Closer to home, the band have been nominated for a Heavy Music Award and recently released their second album, Paradise. For more information, see www.facebook.com/coldyearsband

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

The Academy of Music & Sound was founded in 1994, and has welcomed more than 5,000 students into courses in popular music, production and music business over the years. The academy has launched a new Rap/Hip-Hop course and continues to provide full-time courses, HND, BA(hons) and MMus in music. See http://www.academyofmusic.ac.uk/

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