Happy Burns Night – Five new Scottish bands you need to hear

January 25, 2012

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Happy Robbie Burns day! In celebration of Scotland’s national literary hero, here are five new bands from my homeland that you need to hear.

Django Django – “Default”. This brand new video was released last week. These guys are fab. Hoping – nay, expecting – to see Django Django on the bill of some top festivals this summer, not least at T in the Park in Scotland.

Olympic Swimmers – “Apples and Pears”. From Glasgow. Find this song on their debut EP at Bandcamp for just ₤3. Olympic Swimmers on Facebook.

Lenzie Moss – “Kelvin British Summetime”. Previously a member of Music and Movement, Teenage Fanclub, BMX Bandits and Speedboat. Lenzie Moss on Bandcamp.

Cleavers – “Casual Box”. Hailing from Elgin, Moray. They are generating a buzz on the DIY hardcore & punk circuit in North Scotland and broke onto BBC earlier this month. Find them on Facebook.

The Machine Room – “Your Head On The Floor Next Door”. Find them on Facebook. If the Smiths were from Edinburgh….

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3 Responses to Happy Burns Night – Five new Scottish bands you need to hear

  1. Brian Dickson on January 25, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Two other fantastic Scottish bands that are a MUST…..”We See Lights” from Edinburrgh area. And the other band is “The Sea Atlas from the Isle of Lewis. A must listen! Search for them on facebook.

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