(A shot of Aberfeldy live last October. One of the bands you need in your life).
Okay, having done ten tracks last time, this time I thought I would point you in the direction of ten scottish bands you ought to hear.
This is not a definitive list, either of my own making or anyone else’s, but it’s 10 from a selection on my Myspace page that I would like to point you in the direction of. Some of these bands I have written about here, others I haven’t -yet!- so this should serve as an introduction.
Just in case anyone is very highly strung out there, this is not to slag off anyone, but highlight some great bands who are – by and large – active today, and is in no way a slight to The Associates, The Delgados (my favourite ever scottish band), Josef K, Aztec Camera, The Skids, Franz Ferdinand, Arab Strap, Belle and Sebastian…but you need to hear these guys and gals too:
Aberfeldy official site myspace
Ballboy official site myspace
The Cinematics official site myspace
The Fire Engines official site myspace
Mother and the addicts official site myspace
My Latest Novel official site myspace
Odeon Beat Club official site myspace
Sons and Daughters official site myspace
Swimmer One official site myspace
X-Vectors official site myspace
All of these acts have tracks for you to hear on their myspace pages, and many have mp3s for you to download, either on their mypsace page or on their own web pages.
Happy listening, and happy discovering!
Remember: artists cannot survive on goodwill alone. If you like what you hear, please, Please, PLEASE support them. Buy their music, go to the gigs, tell your friends about them. Snobbery and elitism is for losers.
BTW, two more Scottish based blogs you should check out: The Face Of Today and And Before The First Kiss.