Scotland on Tour with Vic Galloway: The Phantom Band with Frightened Rabbit in the US
Following the recent double bill of Belle and Sebastian with Teenage Fanclub in New York, Scottish music fans in America are in for another treat this week as Frightened Rabbit and The Phantom Band head to DC, Pittsburgh, Detroit and Chicago. Vic has more on two of Scotland’s best new bands.
November 1, 2010
Scotland on Tour with Vic Galloway: Sparrow and the Workshop in Ireland
Vic is back from his jollies and will return to Radio Scotland tonight with Kid Canaveral live. Bands on tour this week include Hey Enemy, Teenage Fanclub and The Cinematics but Vic has more on Glasgow’s Sparrow and the Workshop who will join Biffy Clyro, The View, and Broken Records in Ireland for Arthur’s Day.
September 20, 2010
Scotland on Tour with Vic Galloway: Broken Records in The Netherlands
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.
July 5, 2010
Dear Scotland – The Mixtape: Volume 1
Like many expat Scots, I find myself talking about Scotland a lot. And aside from the standard conversations about golf, whisky or Braveheart the subject of Scottish music frequently arises. In the past, when band names alone were not enough to impress certain people, I would end up making them a mixtape or cd.
April 9, 2010
Video Highlights of Scottish Artists at SXSW Part 2
Last week Vic Galloway and Matthew Young joined me and 13 Scottish bands at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Video highlights from all four days are below including new clips from Twin Atlantic, The Law, Fangs, St Deluxe, Trembling Bells, Broken Records and one of the last WOXY Sessions featuring The Jetpacks.
March 26, 2010
Scotland on Tour with Vic Galloway: SXSW 2010
This week is almost certainly the biggest week of the year for Scottish international gigs. 14 Scottish bands are heading to the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas and Vic will be there too. Here is his preview together with a listing of more than 80 Scottish gigs around the world this week:
March 15, 2010
Scottish Bands at SXSW 2010: Broken Records
Vic Galloway describes Broken Records as having “a sound that mixes up the emotive, propulsive energy of Arcade Fire, adds the worldy swing of Beirut and combines it with the epic, sincere songwriting of The Waterboys“.
February 17, 2010
Scotland at South by Southwest 2010
Four weeks tomorrow the music world will descend on Austin, Texas for one of the largest and most influential festivals of the year. South by Southwest, also known as SXSW, (or “South By” if you want to be annoying) will feature 16 15 14 Scottish bands in 2010. And Dear Scotland will be there too:
February 16, 2010
Broken Records Live at Song, By Toad, Hogmanay 2009
On New Year’s Eve 2009, instead of fighting the crowds in the centre of Edinburgh, we decided to take it a little bit easier and we thought that a house gig would be the perfect solution. Alongside Jon Rooney from Virgin of the Birds, Jamie and Rory from Broken Records also agreed to play.
January 29, 2010