Edinburgh, Scotland, GBR

Winner of Best Electronic Act in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards.

Leftfield Electro-pop music with personality, edge, and a heart. Think Grimes... Fever Ray... Bat for Lashes... PJ Harvey

"One woman musical whirlwind... come mad scientist" The Scotsman

One to Watch 2013 - Best of British


Plum is Aberdeen born Shona Maguire, a Scottish songwriter and producer, creating
electronic, quirky, and intricate music. After releasing her first two EPs on American label Summer Rain Recordings, she was snapped up by prestigious Scottish label Benbecula Records as the only female artist in their 11 year history, releasing critically acclaimed album Different Skin in 2009. Not afraid of firsts she went on to become the first female to ever receive a nomination in the Electronic Category of the Scottish Alternative Music Awards, but also the first female to win a Scottish Alternative Music Award in 2013, securing Best Electronic Act against stiff competition including Chvrches and Roman Nose.

Shona studied music production at Hackney’s Point Blank music college (6 time winner of the annual T-scan awards “Best music production college”) which is also where fellow Alumni Aluna George studied.

After releasing The Glory Feast, and The Whispering Chamber, she enjoyed extensive airplay/interviews on radio
including BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio Scotland, and local radio. Her music has been featured in TV (Lip Service, BBC Three, 2010) and adverts (Scottish Government’s Knife Crime Animation).


The Seed

Written By: Shona Maguire

You planted a seed in my mind
In the morning, in the morning
The idea made my heart go blind
I'm in mourning, I'm in mourning

And it grew and it grew,
And the poison too

Decline the first chapter of mine
Swallow the future down with wine
I lost my limbs in the forest fire
So I couldn't run

The darkness tore my mind apart
And dined upon my open heart
I needed that to feel
I needed that to feel
It grew & it grew
And the anger too

Oh how you set me up to fall

I needed that to feel
I needed that to feel
It grew & it grew
And the poison too


The Whispering Chamber (EP released on Summer Rain Recordings), 2007
The Glory Feast (EP released on Summer Rain Recordings), 2008
Different Skin (Album released on Benbecula Records) 2009
The Seed (self released), April 2012

Set List

1. Dirt
2. Butterflies
3. The Truth & The Knife
4. Different Skin
5. The Seed
6. Chrysalis
7. The Climber
8. Secret Roots
9. Myriad
10. Meadow of Weeds