Luca: Saturday 26th January, 2:30pm, 60mins.
Despite only forming last year, Glasgow postpunkers Luca are already an excellent live proposition. Taking influence from bands like Joy Division, The Twilight Sad, Radiohead and Interpol, the band have an intensity that bellies their young age – this is apparent to anyone who has seen their incendiary live show.
Sienna: Saturday 26th January, 3:30pm, 60mins.
Fusing elements of Americana, Folk and Rock-a-billy, Sienna are influenced by a wide range of artists, from the folk stylings of Mumford and Sons to the upbeat melodies of The Guillemots and Kassidy. With their compelling harmonies and witty arrangements, Sienna experiment with their musical abilities to the fullest extent, resulting in a unique song style.
The Boston Tea Party: Saturday 26th, 4:40pm, 60mins.
The Boston Tea Party are an up and coming four piece band from Dundee, all sharing a mutual passion for playing Blues, RandB, Roots and Folk. Heavily influenced by Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac this band exults in their ability to play high energy electric blues sets. ‘A huge piece of indie rock, I can imagine hearing that at T In The Park!’ - Ally McCrae BBC Radio 1
Dirty Diamond and the Gunslinger: Saturday 26th, 5:30pm, 60mins.
Some say that the ghost of Robert Johnson sits in and jams with these guys - others say that they sold their souls to the Devil in exchange for their musical ability - only for the devil returned they’re souls a month later complaining they were faulty. But everyone agrees that these five guys have got the blues by the barrel load and their best down and dirty blues band that you’re ever likely to hear…
Blindfolds: Saturday 26th, 6:30pm, 60mins.
Blindfolds are John Gerrard O’Neill, Conor Jack Goldie, Joshua Campbell and Stuart Ivens. Blindfolds formed in the latter part 2011. To date they have had sets at Glasgow’s Art School, King Tuts, 02 Academy, GoNorth, Wickerman, Loopallu and front rooms. Their music – married to rock ‘n’ roll and blues,1950’s vocal melodies with the raw attitude of the white stripes and 70’s punk sensibility. Pounding, thriving, and infectious rhythms. “Moody rockabilly channeling the Cramps and Link Wray with an authority that belies their youth.” The Scotsman
Chasing Owls: Saturday 26th, 7.30pm, 60mins.
This indie folk band, hailing from Edinburgh bring a fresh and original sound to the Scottish music scene. Since releasing their debut EP, the band have received praise all over the country playing Wickerman Festival, Belladrum and NME Weekender. With intoxicating vocals and breath-taking harmonies, Chasing Owls should not be missed.
Bombskare: Saturday 26th, 8.30pm, 60mins.
BOMBSKARE are firmly established as one of the top live draws in the country. Reaching 0 to 60 skanking miles an hour in the space of three chords they are tighter than Fort Knox. Trademark, breakneck ska rhythms and lush, three-part harmonies work together with choppy guitar sounds and an explosive horn section to truly blow the audience away.
The Imagineers: Saturday 26th, 9.30pm, 60mins.
On listening, the Glaswegian origin and spirit is blatant through the Scottish twang provided by the vocals of Steven Young. The cinematic landscapes, the shades of Spain and the twist of surf guitar present in The Imagineers sound paints you a picture of somewhere you’re not sure you have ever been while keeping you rooted in the present with a live energy. See them live to truly understand.
Gav Prentice: Sunday 27th, 2.30pm, 60mins.
Gav Prentice, one half of cult euphoric pop duo Over the Wall, announces the release of his brand new solo project with selected tracks from his forthcoming album “The Invisible Hand” from Glasgow’s own Instinctive Racoon Records. With no previous solo releases the buzz around the demos for the new record - a sparse yet angry, politically charged take on the landscape of post-industrial Britain - already earned him a nationwide tour in support of We Were Promised Jetpacks and radio support from BBC Introducing’s Ally McCrae.
The Velveteen Saints: Sunday 27th, 3.30pm, 60mins.
Think The Ravonettes/Eddie Cochran with a major caffeine injection; big beats, surf guitars, catchy melodies and three-part vocals A high energy, punk philosophy, awashed with the faded glamour of old Hollywood and in edge of 50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Gold Lions: Sunday 27th, 4.30pm, 60mins.
Being described as the Scottish White Stripes and citing influences such as The Black Keys, The Gold Lions create energetic and funky blues riffs with just two people. Another gem from Edinburgh, these guys are already connoisseurs of their genre.
Itchycoo Park: Sunday 27th, 5.30pm, 60mins.
After working together in various Scottish bands, the members of ITCHYCOO PARK decided in 1996 to form an act that would be a tribute to not just one band from the sixties, but to their favourite parts of an entire decade of music. The timeless music of the sixties recreated with love using period instruments and amplification. Stage wear and lights set the scene for a flashback of nostalgia to the golden age of popular music
The Holy Ghosts: Sunday 27th, 6.30pm, 60mins.
The Holy Ghosts, formed in summer 2011, are a 5-piece outfit hailing from Edinburgh. They play Rock ‘n’ Roll with a splash of Country and a big dash of the Blues. They flaunt their swagger and style in spades while giving voice to energy, authenticity and thought. A must see for all rock ‘n’ rollers!
The Merrylees: Sunday 27th, 7.30pm, 60mins.
The Merylees formed in summer of last year and their sound has been described as Psychedelic Western Pop. The Edinburgh outfit have recently recorded their debut single with Bill Ryder-Jones from The Coral in Elevator Studios, Liverpool. Their double A side single ‘For You/The Coroner’ will be released this Winter.
Davey Horne: Sunday 27th, 8.30pm, 60mins.
22 year old, Davey Horne, has caused quite a stir since forming his solo project at the beginning of 2011.A handful of live dates, including a euphoric, sold out show at Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, exposed the Scottish live scene to Davey’s mesmerising and inimitable voice. ‘What a voice! I really enjoyed that show’ Lana Del Ray after attending a Davey Horne show at King Tut’sWahWah Hut
Three Blind Wolves: Sunday 27th, 9.30pm, 60mins.
Scotland’s Three Blind Wolves released their debut single Parade via Instinctive Racoon on 15th October 2012. They describe themselves as “loud, hairy and unpredictable” and the single has already gained the attention of Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2, Ally McCrae and Jen Long on BBC Radio 1, XFM’s John Kennedy and Radio Scotland via Vic Galloway, Roddy Hart and Ricky Ross.