Every Monday on Dear Scotland, Radio 1’s Vic Galloway highlights one of the Scottish bands playing outside the UK that week alongside the only listing of all the Scottish gigs abroad. This week, Vic has more on Glasgow’s Twin Atlantic who will be supporting White Lies in Zurich:

Twin Atlantic in Europe with White Lies

Following in the footsteps on Biffy Clyro, and proving that Scotland has a credible ‘Rock’ scene and doesn’t just churn out jangly indie-pop and technoid-beats, comes Glasgow 4-piece Twin Atlantic.

Last year they released their debut mini-LP for a new label Red Bull Music, and look set to take on the World. ‘Vivarium’ is a collection of 9 hard-hitting, direct, in-your-face anthems with strange arrangements, quirky hooks and clearly distinguishable, unashamed Scottish accents. They’ve done sessions for my Radio 1 and Radio Scotland shows, and are now picking up a sizeable fanbase across the country.

I also saw them play a sold-out show to 650 people and guests at Edinburgh’s Studio 24, where the entire audience knew every word of every song. Incredible! They really go for it live, and if you like your tunes heavy but melodic in equal measure, these guys could seriously appeal.


Also on tour this week: We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Cinematics and Hostage. See all dates below.


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Monday Night 8.05pm-10pm, BBC Radio Scotland
Vic has Lord Rochester in Session

Wednesday Night Midnight-2am, BBC Radio 1 in Scotland
Vic has Ardentjohn in Session

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Scotland on Tour this week

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Twin Atlantic


Photo Credit: Sinéad Grainger