Vic is on his way to the Trans Musicales Festival in Rennes with The Phantom Band and Alex Smoke is on his way to Australia for a series of shows starting with appearances in Canberra and Sydney at the weekend. Full details of all this week’s international shows by Scottish artists below, with ticket information:

Alex Smoke

Alex Menzies is another of Scotland’s best-kept secrets. People often assume Scotland only pumps out indie and rock bands of quality, but our electronic music scene is also up there with the best of them.

Alex is known as a techno DJ, but has his own label ‘Hum + Haw’ which releases all kinds of oddball hip-hop and experimental sounds as well as his own compositions. He’s also collaborated with an orchestra and has shown that techno has brain as well as brawn! I’ve seen him live too… and he blows the roof off the place!

Laptops, keyboards, decks and effects can be used to create a maelstrom of amazing grooves, rhythms and off-kilter melodies. Check him out!

www.myspace.com/alexsmoke1

Also on tour this week:

The Phantom Band, Camera Obscura, Come on Gang, Attic Lights, The Average White Band, Paolo Nutini, Hudson Mohawke, Franz Ferdinand, Biffy Clyro, Frightened Rabbit, The Proclaimers and Finley Quaye. See all dates below.

Vic

Check out Vic on BBC Radio every week:

Monday Night 8.05pm-10pm, BBC Radio Scotland


Wednesday Night Midnight-2am,

BBC Radio 1 in Scotland

More Vic at www.myspace.com/vicgallowayr1

Scotland on Tour this week

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