The Burns Unit (4 stars)

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Introducing The Burns Unit: an eight piece Scottish-Canadian cohort of big-hearted singers, songwriters and players. Indie-rock queen Emma Pollock; Indo-Caledonian pop artist Future Pilot AKA; award-winning folk singer Karine Polwart; alt-folk royalty King Creosote; elegant multi-instrumentalist Kim Edgar; drummer/producer Mattie Foulds; energetic piano-man Michael Johnston and virtuosic rapper MC Soom T come together to celebrate the release of their debut record 'Side Show' a spirited, theatrical and personal collection of songs both playful and dark. Featuring no less than six lead vocalists, they celebrate their diversity with glorious vocal harmonies and several duets. Ages: 16+

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The Burns Unit plays the Queen's Hall

22 Jul 2010

Folk supergroup springs out of the co-operative music project Burnsong

Out of co-operative music project ‘Burnsong’ springs The Burns Unit, a band best described as a ‘folk supergroup’ — although such a title conveys a false sense of egotism about the members involved. The roster includes some of the shining lights of…

Folk-pop collaboration The Burns Unit deliver new album Side Show

22 Jul 20104 stars

Burnsong project supergroup delivers folk-flecked pop album

This is perfect evidence that locking musicians in a room and letting them get on with it is the best idea ever. That’s what happened when the eight members of this ‘supergroup’ were picked for the Burnsong project, and the result is this sumptuous…

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