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First up for 2009: Unicorn Kid
(Pic: Clare McIntyre)
I don’t know what you were doing when you were 17 but I didn’t get much further than playing video games. Unicorn Kid, aka Leith-based teenager Oliver Sabin, has ditched the games, ripped his console to pieces and sat back laughing while the machine dies in an agony of digital screams and tormented bleep-blip tears.
It’s more Crystal Castles stuff but done well, with fluffy animal heads replacing the blood and gore.
Sabin also does his own graphics and has a sideline in freelance image consultancy, offering band logos (£40), T-shirt designs (£60) and MySpace spring cleans (£100) for other bands as long as it doesn’t take too much time from what he usually does (ie “music, school”). His MySpace has the details of this cottage industry.