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Bwani Junction
It's been quite a year for Queensferry band Bwani Junction.

They've been invited to play festivals like T in The Park and Wickerman, they made the short-list for the Scottish Alternative Music Awards, and they were awarded a grant from Creative Scotland to record their first album with award-winning producer Paul Savage.

Made up of four former Merchiston pupils - Fergus Robson, Jack Fotheringham, Rory Fairweather and Dan Muir - Bwani Junction have been described as "one of Scotland's most promising new acts" by DF Concerts boss Dave Corbet, who is tipping them to be one of the breakthrough bands of 2012.

Bwani Junction first made headlines earlier this year when it was reported that a man burst into their gig at the Moorings pub and slammed an axe into the bar.

They were in the news again last month after their proposal to play a set for construction workers on the top of the Forth Bridge was turned down by Balfour Beatty and Network Rail - the band having wanted to promote new track Two Bridges in style.

Further good news has just arrived for them too as Vic Galloway of BBC Radio One, Scotland has named their debut album 'Fully Cocked' as his 'album of the week' ahead of its release on Monday 21 November

"Edinburgh teenagers Bwani Junction have delivered an assured and intelligent debut album on their own DIY label, justifying the hype that's been building around them over the last year or so. This is African High-Life tinged indie-rock that simultaneously brings to mind the classic new wave of bands like The Police and the preppy, syncopated sounds of Vampire Weekend, whilst keeping an identity thoroughly of their own. With this as a starting point, here's a band brandishing an armoury of hooks and melodies with an incredibly bright future ahead of them."

The album 'Fully Cocked' (Aksatak Records) is available on Amazon.

 

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