Vic will be hosting the live TV coverage of T in the Park on the BBC next weekend, but before then he has our weekly listing of Scottish bands on tour outside the UK and more on Edinburgh’s Broken Records who will be in the Netherlands with Brooklyn’s The National.
Broken Records with The National in The Netherlands
by Vic Galloway
Edinburgh isn’t as prolific as Glasgow at filling the world with new bands and music. That has something to do with the smaller population, the inferior infrastructure of venues and possibly the more middle-class approach to art and pop culture. That’s not to say it’s a wasteland… far from it. I live in Edinburgh and can whole-heartedly stand by the huge amount of world-class acts, groups, DJ’s and clubs that are happening on each night of the week.
Broken Records are one of the many who are proving themselves to a burgeoning audience all over the UK and now abroad. The bluster and bombast of their songs is wholly suited to large cavernous rooms filled with crowds of drunken romantics linking arms and singing along. Expect songs from last year’s debut ‘Until the Earth Begins To Part’ LP and the recent EP as well as potentially a few new songs.
If you don’t know what they sound like… epic folk-tinged indie with guitars, fiddles, accordion, cello, bass, drums and anthemic songs in copious amounts. One of the capital’s finest exports and definitely worth checking live and in recorded form.
Also on tour this week: Average White Band, Paolo Nutini, Belle and Sebastian, Sparrow and the Workshop, Frightened Rabbit, Hudson Mohawke, Biffy Clyro, Calvin Harris, Kassidy, Simple Minds and We Were Promised Jetpacks.
Check out Vic on BBC Radio every week:
Broken Records – Ones to Watch
The National – Afraid of Everyone
Scotland on Tour this week
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Photo Credit: Ian Mackay