Under the Radar: Chris Ingram, Vulpes Urbana

Frequent collaborators Chris Ingram and Vulpes Urbana are both releasing new music this week – Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon tell us what to expect

Chris Ingram
Chris Ingram

Originally from Kirknewton in West Lothian, Chris Ingram, aka Wee Scots Poet, now lives in Wrexham in Wales. He’s a prolific collaborator, working with a revolving group of musicians, from as far afield as Vietnam (Leon Poyser) and Ireland (latest single So High features Richard Geraghty) as well as local bandmates Vulpes Urbana, Hazel Ogden, John Ramm and David Watson.

Ingram and Co. create an intriguing mix of psychedelic, poetry driven folk-hop, inspired by the likes of Beta Band and Arab Strap. Each track mixes scathing social and political commentary with 1990s references like Space Invaders and White Lightning; at times it sounds like the soundtrack for Trainspotting 3.

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They’ve played Focus Wales, supported acts like Cate Le Bon and been championed by Tom Robinson on 6 Music. New single So High and Vulpes Urbana’s album Speak are released via CEG Records tomorrow https://www.cegrecords.com/chris-ingram and https://www.cegrecords.com/vulpes-urbana

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry seminar and social events. For more information visit www.borntobewide.co.uk

Un-Convention is a community interest company creating conferences, gigs and events for the makers and champions of independent music. Over the past 12 years, Un-Convention has hosted 105 events in 10 countries helping to develop artists, establish co-operatives, labels and launch revolutionary live music touring model Off Axis. Un-Convention is the UK partner for JUMP, a pan-European network of conferences and festivals, visit https://www.unconventionhub.org/

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