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.
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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