Maranta, Edwin Organ and DRIFT announced for EIMF gig curated by The Skinny and GoldFlakePaint

Maranta, Edwin Organ and D R I F T were announced today as the bands selected by The Skinny, GoldFlakePaint and the Edinburgh International Magazine Festival to play at Your New Favourite band – a unique music magazine event at Sneaky Pete’s on September 17.

Edinburgh electronic duo Maranta will headline the event. The Skinny‘s Music Editor Tallah Brash said: “Following a standout afternoon performance on our stage at Kelburn Garden Party back in July, and a stellar opening slot for Free Love at Summerhall at the start of August, we just had to have them along to headline this one.”

Glasgow producer Edwin Organ will join Maranta on the night. His latest single, Truths & Beliefs, is the first to be taken from his upcoming EP, the second in a three-part trilogy which questions the male role in society. He says: “Looking inward isn’t something I’ve had to do before, and I certainly liked to brush off the serious shit with humour, but after a tumultuous few years for me personally, I took the opportunity to dive into what I was neglecting.”

Completing the bill are Paisley electronic duo D R I F T, who will be playing their first ever Edinburgh show as part of this event.

Laura Dunlop, Director of the Edinburgh International Magazine Festival says: “Magazines have long had a key role in fuelling our passion for music, so I’m excited to celebrate that creative interaction at the very first Edinburgh International Magazine Festival.

“With great bands introduced by The Skinny and GoldFlakePaint, this unique gig will feel like a music magazine that’s jumped off the page into real life. Both these magazines have an important role at the heart of the music scene in Scotland and beyond, so I know that this is going to be a brilliant night filled with great music and words.”

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