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Modern Studies And Lomond Campbell At Sounding
Christian Eede , May 4th, 2017 14:29

The two Scottish acts will come together as part of this year's Edinburgh Fringe

Modern Studies and Lomond Campbell are two new Scottish acts currently garnering local attention as well as catching eyes further afield, and as part of this year's Edinburgh Fringe they'll come together for a special weekend of music.

Taking place at Sounding, an offshoot of the Edinburgh Fringe, both acts will be accompanied by ten-piece string section The Pumpkinseeds to add detailed arrangements to their original tracks and bring a new dimension to both acts' live performance.

Modern Studies' performance will see them present material from their upcoming album, set for release next year, for the first time following on from the success of their debut album, Swell To Great. Lomond Campbell's set will see him present his 2016 album Black River Promise in full.

"Working with the chamber orchestra will hopefully add a layer of sweeping, sparkling brilliance to our usual set-up," says Emily Scott of Modern Studies. "I think we’ve all really stretched ourselves as writers for this project; our new songs are steeped in memory, like faded snapshots of family or loved ones, still dream-like and harking to the past in a way folk might recognise from our debut Swell to Great, but perhaps more complex, looser, freer, even a bit darker."

Lomond Campbell said of the project: "This is a unique opportunity to hear Black River Promise the way it should be heard – with a full 10 piece string ensemble. I’m honoured and thrilled to be able to perform the album live in its entirety with some of the finest musicians in the country. Realistically, this is likely to be the only time it will be performed this way."

The performances will take place from August 20-22 at Edinburgh's Stockbridge Church and you can find more details, as well as tickets here.