Wow, these lists get longer every year… sorry, but it just shows how much World-Class shizzle is out there from Scotland just now. Try and check out these guys over the next 12 months – there’s massive range of styles from Indie to Dubstep to Hardcore to Acoustic songwriters to Electronica and Hip-Hop.
Get your listening equipment around this lot… in no particular order:
North Atlantic Oscillation
Akira Kiteshi (and the AK Kids)
Cast of the Capital
Kitty the Lion
AmericanMen (and the ‘Luckyme’ Collective)
The Scottish Enlightenment (see video)
Miaoux Miaoux (and Maple Leaves)
Lord Cut Glass
Indian Red Lopez
Copyhaho (see photo)
Drums of Death
The Seventeenth Century
Sola Perplexus (and the ‘Audiodacity’ Crew)
Three Blind Wolves
Ben Butler and Mousepad
John B. McKenna
Pearl & the Puppets
Brother Louis Collective
This Familiar Smile
The Stark Palace (and the ‘Shark Batter’ Posse)
X Lion Tamer
Also remember, 2010 will see new album releases by Frightened Rabbit, Codeine Velvet Club, Errors, Findo Gask and Super Adventure club – all of which should be awesome!
If you don’t see your favourite new band in this blog, check my ‘artists to watch in 2009 and 2008 as they’ll most probably be there. If not, leave a wee comment with your tips below…
Happy New Year Y’all! Here’s to another year of blinding music – forget the X-factor and all these Karaoke chancers… listen to the good stuff!
Check out Vic on BBC Radio and Dear Scotland every week.
Photo credit: Copy Haho via BBC