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There are at least two bands called ‘The Burns Unit’. One is a Scottish- Canadian ‘super-group’ featuring King Creosote, Emma Pollock, Future Pilot Aka, Karine Polwart, Kim Edgar, Mattie Foulds, Michael Johnston and MC Soom T. Their debut album ‘Side Show’ was released in August 2010.

The other has supported, The Pipettes, The Poppycocks, and featured at the legendary Bleeding Hearts Club. At last their debut album ‘Rock Bottom’ is available to all via the miracle of the interweb; It was recorded with Drift Records in-house producer, Stephen Grainger in deepest darkest Wales.

Live shows & videos in production are due in time for Xmas. The wheels of the promotion train are being greased… Watch this space!


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  • NapalmFrost

    It's interesting that both songs that are sung by Soom T on the album were both previously recorded by her already. What is Life? was originally recorded with her and King Creosote on a 7" single, the two versions are very similar but the original was accordion-driven with more prominent backing vocals by Creosote ( Send Them Kids to War was originally released as 'Send Dem Kids to War' by Tolcha Vs. Soom T and was an electro-rap-dub track and only shares the same lyrics, musically the two are completely different (one of its remixes:

    22 Jan 2013 Reply
  • alexsergunin

    They're awesome, but such a small amount of scrobbles can be understood: it's difficult to download their album in good quality for free, while many people won't buy unknown music. I bought it on itunes and it's worth so much more than it costs, bit again, a lot of people prefer free downloads, and that can be understood.

    25 Mar 2012 Reply
  • dogstooth

    so good but fuck the main pic.

    22 Oct 2011 Reply
  • uppis5

    So good ♥

    26 Sep 2011 Reply
  • f_k_o_s

    29k scrobbles! What is this nonsense? They're awesome -.-

    8 Jul 2011 Reply
  • scotsguyinwales

    Looking forward to the Green Man!

    6 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Atitlan

    Saw these on Jools Holland's show and checked out the album on Spotify. I can't understand why there's not a massive buzz about 'Side Show' - it's an exceptionally good album.

    23 May 2011 Reply
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    6 May 2011 Reply
  • nigeyb

    I'm a bit late to the party with The Burns Unit (Scottish versh) but, thanks to their session on Marc Riley on 19 Jan 2011, it's a case of better late than never. What a wonderful band. 'Side Show' is well worth purchasing. I tracked down some of their sessions here: Heartily recommended.

    28 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Trunks_Elk Enjoy ^^

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
  • whatgoesup

    freakin' great.

    20 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Margok

    How are these guys not more popular? They're incredible!

    10 Oct 2010 Reply

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