- Interview with St Deluxe St Deluxe have been creating a lot of buzz back in Scotland recently, and that’s not just the feedback from their unapologetically loud guitars. Dear Scotland spoke to lead guitarist Martin Kirwan last week about SXSW and how he grew up with The Jesus and Mary Chain and Bobby Gillespie recording drums next door:
- Interview with Camera Obscura Camera Obscura are currently in the middle of a European tour and the band will be at La Maroquinerie in Paris tonight. Last weekend, bass player Gavin Dunbar (far right) spoke with Dear Scotland about Camera Obscura’s upcoming gig at the Barrowland Ballroom, hearing their songs on Sportscene and the importance of Lorne sausage.
- Vic Galloway’s Pick of This Week’s Scottish Gigs Around the World Vic picks Mogwai in Japan as the highlight of all the international Scottish gigs this week. Mogwai will be in Washington DC tonight before heading to the Summer Sonic festival in Tokyo and Osaka with The Vaselines and Teenage Fanclub. Vic sits in for Marc Riley all this week on BBC 6 Music. Details below.
- Teenage Fanclub – Gig in Japan Bellshill’s Teenage Fanclub are probably most known for their critically acclaimed albums Bandwagonesque, Songs from Northern Britain and Grand Prix. As with Manda Rin, Japan has remained especially faithful to The Fannies, and the band will return there again in August for the Summersonic festival in Tokyo and Osaka.