Alternative Artists

Aereogramme

Aereogramme

Aereogramme were an alternative-progressive rock band from Glasgow. They were in many ways the unsung heros of the post-rock; quietly releasing some of the genre's most influential albums. profile & recordings >>


Aidan Moffat & The Best-Ofs

Aidan Moffat & The Best-Ofs

Aidan Moffat is perhaps best known for his work a front-man of now ledgendary Arab Strap; famous for his grimey de-construction of the male psyche through clever, dry and witty prose.

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Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish folk musician. He released a number of albums under the name Appendix Out, and following the 2001 album The Night is Advancing, under his own name. profile & recordings >>


Aline

Aline

Aline is a contemporary French pop group previously known as ‘Young Michelin’.  profile & recordings >>


Blossom Street

Blossom Street

Blossom Street is a vibrant chamber choir comprising some of the UK's best young singers. profile & recordings >>


De Rosa

De Rosa

De Rosa were a wonderful indie folk-rock band from Scotland. Signed to Chemikal Underground they released two albums and collabotated on many more. profile & recordings >>


Emma Pollock

Emma Pollock

Emma Pollock is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Scotland and was a founding member of The Delgados.

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Foxface

Foxface

Foxface are an indie-folk act from Glasgow, Scotland. They have collaborated with, and are often compared alongside, acts such as Sons & Daughters, King Creosote, Electric Magnolia Company, My Latest Novel and Idlewild. profile & recordings >>


Human Don't Be Angry

Human Don't Be Angry

Malcolm Middleton's new solo guise, Human Don't Be Angry, finds him plowing a more ambient, largely instrumental furrow. profile & recordings >>


Idlewild

Idlewild

Dissonant scottish indie rockers who draw comparisons with Gang of Four, Pavement, R.E.M and Blur.

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James Yorkston

James Yorkston

To call James Yorkston a folk singer is to miss the point by some distance; he is often compared to Adrian Crowley, Can, Jacques Brel, Dick Gaughan and Linton Kwesi Johnson - such is the diversity of his innovative approach to musical form. profile & recordings >>


John Verity

John Verity

As far back as 1969, John Verity was supporting legendary artists like Jimi Hendrix, Mountain, Canned Heat and Janis Joplin. He has played with Russ Ballard, Colin Blunstone, Keith Emerson, Ringo Starr and Mike Rutherford and was in the great Argent from 1973 to 1976. His consummate credentials as a guitarist, producer and singer / songwriter, make him a leading light of the blues-rock world. profile & recordings >>


Karine Polwart

Karine Polwart

Karine Polwart is a Scottish singer-songwriter. She writes with a strong folk and roots feel; her songs dealing with a variety of issues from alcoholism to genocide and has been most recognised for her solo career, winning several BBC Folk Awards. profile & recordings >>


King Creosote

King Creosote

King Creosote is the name used for current solo releases of the musician Kenny Anderson, formerly lead singer of Skuobhie Dubh Orchestra and Khartoum Heroes. To date, Anderson has released over forty albums. profile & recordings >>


King's Daughters and Sons

King's Daughters and Sons

King's Daughters & Sons make a music we have come to recognise as very Louisville: atmospheric, complex and sombre post-rock. profile & recordings >>


Lord Cut-Glass

Lord Cut-Glass

Sometimes bashful, occasionally imbued with curmudgeonly bluster, and yet always lifted by humorous life-learned truisms, Lord Cut-Glass strikes a dashing figure of musically inventive bravado. profile & recordings >>


Malcolm Middleton

Malcolm Middleton

Malcolm Middleton is a singer-songwriter, best known for being one half of Scottish band Arab Strap. profile & recordings >>


Mike Heron

Mike Heron

Formerly a member of The Incredible String Band, Mike Heron is a one of Scotland's finest songwriters. profile & recordings >>


Mogwai

Mogwai

Mogwai are a Scottish post-rock band, formed in 1995 in Glasgow. The band were frequently championed by John Peel from their early days, and recorded no fewer than seven Peel Sessions between 1996 and 2004. profile & recordings >>


Norman Blake

Norman Blake

Norman Blake is a singer-songwriter in the Glasgow based band, Teenage Fanclub. He also formed part of The Soup Dragons, BMX Bandits, and has collaborated with many more artists including Trashcan Sinatras and The Pastels. profile & recordings >>


Primus

Primus

Primus are an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane. profile & recordings >>


RM Hubbert

RM Hubbert

RM Hubbert is a guitarist from Glasgow in Scotland. He writes music about love, death, friendship, mental illness and occasionally a dog called D Bone. It's not as depressing as the previous sentence suggests.

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Sam Thomas

Sam Thomas

Sam Thomas is a young multi-instrumentalist and composer whose influences range from electronica to heavy metal. His debut album 'Blind Theatre' in 2013 is a statement of intent, giving an indication of the range of styles he is able to weld together. profile & recordings >>


Sons and Daughters

Sons and Daughters

Roughcast folk-rock, in the vein of Smog and Cat Power. profile & recordings >>


Strike the Colours

Strike the Colours

To strike the colours at sea is to accept defeat, to surrender, to give up. As far as nom de guerre’s go, Reindeer Section alum Jenny Reeve has picked one laden with dramatic possibilities and inherent poeticism. profile & recordings >>


The Phantom Band

The Phantom Band

A sextet from Scotland, that began life as an ad-hoc collective of lost souls who had gathered in Glasgow in around 2004. profile & recordings >>


The Roots

The Roots

The Roots are an American Grammy Award-winning hip hop/neo soul band, known for a jazzy and eclectic approach to hip-hop featuring live musical instruments. profile & recordings >>


The Unwinding Hours

The Unwinding Hours

The Unwinding Hours are measured and mature, without sacrificing one iota of the magnificent heartbreak that defined the appeal of their former outlet Aereogramme. profile & recordings >>


Vashti Bunyan

Vashti Bunyan

Bunyan has been labelled "the Godmother of Freak Folk" for her role in inspiring the new generation of folk experimentalists including Devendra Banhart and Adem. profile & recordings >>


Vena Portae

Vena Portae

Vena Portae are an Anglo-Swedish alt-folk band, comprised of BAFTA award-winning singer songwriter Emily Barker, songwriter and performer Dom Coyote, and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Ruben Engzell. profile & recordings >>