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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… read more

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  • Avatar for 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:
  • Avatar for 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.
  • Avatar for dogstooth
    so good but fuck the main pic.
  • Avatar for uppis5
    So good ♥
  • Avatar for f_k_o_s
    29k scrobbles! What is this nonsense? They're awesome -.-
  • Avatar for scotsguyinwales
    Looking forward to the Green Man!
  • Avatar for 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.
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  • Avatar for 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.
  • Avatar for Trunks_Elk Enjoy ^^

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