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as part of sound festival, interesting music promotions present:


Saturday, 6 November 2010

The Tunnels, Carnegies Brae, Aberdeen, AB10 1BF. Phone (01224) 211121

Doors 8pm

Tickets 6+bf in adv / 7 on door

Available from One-Up Records, Belmont Street, Aberdeen. Phone (01224) 642662 or http://www.ticketweb.co.uk or http://www.boxofficeaberdeen.com





The brainchild of art college buddies Ziggy Campbell (lead vocals, guitar), Tommy Perman (bass guitar, synth) and Kev Sim (electronics, percussion); FOUND create an unusual mix of garage rock, melodic pop and glitchy electronica, which has just lead to them signing a publishing deal with the highly respected Domino Records, and, more recently, a record deal with Chemikal Underground Records.

FOUND began life as an experimental arts collective putting on many weird and wonderful events in art galleries, warehouses and even storage containers. Their most recent project, an emotional robot band called Cybraphon, captured the attention of the worlds press. Since its unveiling at the Edinburgh International Festival at the start of August, Cybraphon has been featured on national newspapers across the world (e.g. China, Brazil, Italy, Spain, UK), made the top story on the homepage of WIRED.com and has been covered by CNN and TV networks internationally including BBCs primetime arts show The Culture Show. FOUND made their American debut at SXSW in March 2009 and followed up with a string of performances at CMJ in October 2009 where Brooklyn Vegan picked them out as ones to watch. In the UK they have built up a strong fan base and highlights of their live career to date include the BBC Electric Proms, T in the Park, Triptych, Brightons Great Escape, the Fence Collectives Homegame festival and Hydro Connect Festival. Their self-released debut Found Can Move earned them an impressive amount of UK national radio play including support from BBC Radio 1 djs, Steve Lamaq, Rob Da Bank, Huw Stevens and Vic Galloway. Theyve recorded radio sessions for BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio Scotland including a recording in John Peels studio at Maida Vale. They also recorded an exclusive live session in the legendary Beatles Studio at Abbey Road for US radio station U-Pop XM 29. FOUND have a prolific output with two full-length albums and numerous singles / EPs in the last two years, with releases on Fence Records [uK], Creeping Bent [uK] and Aufgeladen Und Bereit [Germany]. The band have also become sought-after remixers and have recently applied their creative imaginations to reworking the music of King Creosote (Warner), Make Model (EMI), Attic Lights (Island) and Au Revoir Simone (Moshi Moshi).


FOUND sound like a punch up between Paolo Nutini and Captain Beefheart. - News of the World

their sound is so progressive, so completely unique, its demeaning to tie it to the stale confines of a label. Instead, we should be celebrating the euphoria created by their extraordinary kaleidoscopic soundscapes. - 9/10 Drowned in Sound

Sampled sounds wrestle it out with jagged bursts of electronica across songs that lurch around like shouty drunks on a week-long bender. - Q Magazine

Both band name and album title are spot on. Like musical beachcombers, Edinburgh quintet FOUND take full advantage of whatever washes up on their shore thats capable of making a noise and build up a delightfully wonky collage of sound with their haul. Its an approach that bears particularly juicy fruit the combination of the experimental with a keen ear for a simple, to-the-quick melody making them sound not unlike their label boss King Creosote holed up in a studio with Brian Eno - Nige Tassell, WORD




Guitars, electronics and visuals outfit Indian Red Lopez are one of the brightest prospects from round these parts right now, and last years Castles Incomplete EP turned more than a few heads on its release. Five lads from Aberdeenshire and one from the arse end of nowhere (!!), whove come together to make music and art, put it all together and present it as an all-round audio/visual experience. Its what theyve wanted to do from the very beginning; its just taken them a while to get where they are musically and into a frame of mind (whatever that may be). Incorporating the visual relevance of it all can take time too; they're always trying to figure out better / more effective, interesting ways of presenting visual ideas. A belter of a show at The One Up 30th celebration last year ensured a new audience for this great band and we have it on good authority they were one of the BIG plusses at the recent Wizard Festival.


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Scottish DIY folk quintet FOUND make a pounding experimental dance-pop that sways towards the addictive electro-kitchness of Hot Chip and then onto the sex appeal of Prince and beyond. Excellently original stuff.

The Great Escape, Brighton, May 2009

soo many more great reviews to follow, especially like the last three words of this review


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Go to FOUND's myspace and listen to 'Let Fidelity Break'. That there is a fine sound indeed!

You are not wrong. Definitely one of the best Scottish bands around right now.

Here's the Chemikal blurb...

Chemikal Underground Sign Found

We're not averse to the odd bit of bowing and scraping - at least when we feel it's deserved - so we're delighted to put the knees out of our jeans by hailing the majesty of our brand new signings Found. Tommy, Ziggy and Kev put pen to paper on their contract a couple of weeks ago (we even brought beers in to celebrate and we haven't had alcohol in here since the incident with Alun and the screwdriver), throwing their lot in with us for their next couple of albums in the process and we couldn't be more delighted.

There will be many discerning music fans amongst you who are already aware of just how great Found are, with two albums already under their belt along with a brace of singles and EPs released by those inestimable audio auteurs at Fence. Not content with the plaudits showered on their musical exploits, the guys have also managed to bag a BAFTA award for their groundbreaking Cybraphon project (more info here: Battle of the Bands: Cybraphon v FOUND on Vimeo) which, by our estimation, makes them a bunch of talented smart-arses who we might be able to poach some vicarious credibility from if we hang around them enough. And hang around them we most certainly will over the coming months as their brand new, third album hits the shelves in March 2011.

Welcome to the family gents: it's a pleasure having you aboard...

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I'm sure they may be wonderful but any mention of Paolo Nutini just makes me sick in my mouth a bit. Mixing Captain Beefheart in there as well just gets confusing.

I'm guessing the mention of Nutini is only meant in comparison with Ziggy's pronounced Scottish rasp.

Check this acoustic session >> Toadcast #82 FOUND Toad Session | Song, by Toad

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