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

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