On 15th August we are releasing a single called ‘Lofty Ambitions’ from one of Scotland’s best new bands, Discopolis. It comes complete with b-side ‘Bears Kill Kids’ and a free downloadable remix from One Dollar Dave & Megademandeman. You can listen here
So it is T in the Park this weekend and it is the first time in 7 years I have been in London rather than a field in Balado. I may be ill in bed but I am not too bad because almost all of the stuff I wanted to see is available right on the internet and there is not a welly or tent in sight. So there are a fair amount of Scottish bands playing the festival this weekend and I’m going to pick some of my favourites.
So first off I will start with a great Scottish band called Bwani Junction who I have mentioned many a time, in fact I played them on here
Second is a band who live down South but have roots in Aberdeen it is of course The Xcerts Looking at the set list they must have played a stormer. Do You Feel Safe, Scatterbrain, Distant Memory, Gum, Slackerpop, Crisis In The Slow Lane, Hurt With Me. Anyway go here and watch it.
On Friday The View returned to Balado to take to the Main Stage and pulled a pretty massive crowd. watch here All the classics. They were, however, the only Scottish band to make it on to the main stage this year.
Anyway back to the BBC Introducing stage as I’m not finished there. Saturday also saw one of my favourite Scottish bands perform and this is a band that I wish I’d been there to see as they are sooooo good live. It is of course Three Blind Wolves and since BBC are allowing me to embed this one here you go
Unfortunately there is one tent that isn’t filmed and it is one of the best. There are some cracking bands playing T Break across the weekend (don’t forget to enter the correct DOB. Some of our own bands including Otherpeople and our next release Discopolis. Because of the lack of tv, I thought I’d post up some songs for you to listen to so you can pretend that you are watching them in a field from the comfort of your computer.
Other great T Break bands that Eli and Oz don’t have anything to do with but we just really like are Crayons and Paws actually now we look at the line-up again it’s too difficult to put everyone we like here so go and listen to them all.
Finally if you have decided to go to T in the Park today, don’t forget to go and see The Phantom Band, Bronto Skylift and Dot JR.
So on Monday 23rd May (i.e. a week today) we are releasing one of our favourite Scottish electro lads. He has been a favourite of ours for quite a while and we are very excited to be releasing him. To celebrate this we are able to giveaway a little mixtape he made for you and also let you hear the single.
I just came across the new Admiral Fallow video for Squealing Pigs directed by Gordon Davidson, catches the spirit of the band I say. Cannot wait to see them at SXSW. If you’ve not checked them out already then you need to get up to date.
Yesterday BBC Introducing held a workshop at Abbey Road which was attended by lots of brilliant people and I’ve heard was very informative, this was good for me because it meant that there were loads of Scottish people in London and most of them seemed to end up at Dublin Castle watching Bwani Junction. A man I have not seen in quite a while (even though we stay in the same city now) is Kid Adrift and after a few drinks and a bit of chat he told me I had to check out a band called Metamap. So obviously if a a man like Mr Adrift recommends a listen, listen is what I did and he is right, these guys are awesome.
Eli and Oz is a new digital label specifically started in order to help Scottish bands get their music heard further afield. We will be doing a whole heap of digital releases and also tipping who we believe to be some great new Scottish bands.