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Scottish Independence – Why Matthew Young is Voting YES

Scottish Independence – Why Matthew Young is Voting YES

Posted 14 September 2014 | By | Categories: Music, The Life | No Comments

Preface by Pete Reid: Matthew is the owner of Song, By Toad Records and author of the Song, By Toad blog. He is also a good friend and I respect his opinion on most subjects, even music. Here, he writes a long, detailed, and sweary explanation of his voting intentions for Thursday.

Scotland at SXSW 2014 – Interview with Casual Sex

Scotland at SXSW 2014 – Interview with Casual Sex

Posted 21 February 2014 | By | Categories: Music, SXSW | No Comments

Some time ago, I used to publish a new interview every Friday here on these pages. I got out of the habit and it has taken something very special to bring the Friday Interview back. Glasgow’s Casual Sex are one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from Scotland in recent years. And they […]

Scotland at SXSW 2014 – 11 Scottish Bands and More

Scotland at SXSW 2014 – 11 Scottish Bands and More

Posted 20 February 2014 | By | Categories: Film, Music, SXSW | No Comments

With just over 2 weeks to go until the annual SXSW tornado arrives here in Austin, it is time for a wee look at who will be representing Scotland this year. Right now we have 11 Scottish music acts confirmed as well as 3 films and an SDI event.

The Dear Scotland Xmas Video

The Dear Scotland Xmas Video

Posted 13 December 2013 | By | Categories: Music, SwatPaz Animation, The Life | No Comments

It’s that time of year again. A very special Christmas video, featuring a very Scottish Santa:

Scotland at SXSW 2014 – Round One of Announcements Includes 2 Scottish Bands

Scotland at SXSW 2014 – Round One of Announcements Includes 2 Scottish Bands

Posted 16 October 2013 | By | Categories: Music, Notes On Touring Bands, SXSW | No Comments

The first round of SXSW Music Festival artist announcements is here earlier than ever and it includes 2 bands from Scotland. It was announced today that Casual Sex and Saor Patrol have been invited to play in Austin next March.

Scotland at SXSW 2013 – The Final List

Scotland at SXSW 2013 – The Final List

Posted 08 March 2013 | By | Categories: Film, Music, Scotland on Tour with Vic Galloway, SXSW, The Life | No Comments

So here we go. South by Southwest 2013 kicked off today in my adopted home town of Austin, Texas. Scotland will be well represented over the next 10 days or so with around 12 Scottish companies here for the Interactive festival, at least 1 really cool film, and 12 great bands. I’ve tried to list […]

14 Scottish Artists Now Confirmed for SXSW 2013

14 Scottish Artists Now Confirmed for SXSW 2013

Posted 19 January 2013 | By | Categories: Music, SXSW | 6 Comments

Earlier this week, Creative Scotland revealed that they would be supporting five Scottish bands and three DJs to attend this year’s SXSW Music festival in Austin. We can also add The Waterboys’ Mike Scott, Frightened Rabbit and more to the list of Scottish acts who’ll be there. Full list below:

Scottish Bands at SXSW 2013 – 8 Bands Announced So Far

Scottish Bands at SXSW 2013 – 8 Bands Announced So Far

Posted 12 December 2012 | By | Categories: Music, Notes On Touring Bands, SXSW | No Comments

Last week the SXSW Music festival announced a ton of bands for the 2013 event to be held next March in Austin, Texas. Among them are 8 new Scottish bands that will be hoping to be the next big thing of buzz.

Scotland on Tour with Vic Galloway – The Unwinding Hours in Metz

Scotland on Tour with Vic Galloway – The Unwinding Hours in Metz

Posted 12 September 2012 | By | Categories: Music, Notes On Touring Bands | No Comments

Vic has more on The Unwinding Hours this month who are currently blazing a trail through Europe. Tonight they’re in Switzerland, tomorrow they will be in Metz and they have just announced a last minute show in London on Friday. Full details of all Scottish gigs abroad on the Scotland on Tour page.