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Scottish Bands?
« on: 05 May 2009, 16:01 »

I've been listening to tons and tons of Idlewild and The Twilight Sad.  They both happen to be Scottish, anyone know of bands such as this that are enjoyable?  Youtube links, or name of a good song to try them out highly welcomed.
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« Reply #1 on: 05 May 2009, 16:02 »

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Re: Scottish Bands?
« Reply #2 on: 05 May 2009, 16:08 »

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN. MOGWAI. TEENAGE FANCLUB.
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« Reply #4 on: 05 May 2009, 16:16 »

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN. MOGWAI. TEENAGE FANCLUB.
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Re: Scottish Bands?
« Reply #5 on: 05 May 2009, 16:17 »

I really like Camera Obscura. Their first couple of albums were really lovely jangly guitar-pop, often compared to Belle & Sebastian (for example, "Keep it Clean", off their second album), but with their last two albums they've gone in a more 60s wall-of-sound direction which is not as immediately enjoyable for me but which has grown on me a lot (for example, "If Looks Could Kill" off their third album).
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Re: Scottish Bands?
« Reply #6 on: 05 May 2009, 16:18 »

The Beta Band!!

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« Reply #7 on: 05 May 2009, 16:24 »

Franz Ferdinand.
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Re: Scottish Bands?
« Reply #8 on: 05 May 2009, 16:41 »

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN. MOGWAI. TEENAGE FANCLUB.

You have just blown my mind.  I did not know these folks were from Scotland. 

Everyone else: Thank you, will go listen to these bands.
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Re: Scottish Bands?
« Reply #9 on: 05 May 2009, 16:45 »

The Vaselines are the best band to ever come out of Scotland. Then there's Franz Ferdinand, Belle & Sebastian...
I'm sure there are more.
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Re: Scottish Bands?
« Reply #10 on: 05 May 2009, 17:16 »

Aztec Camera
The Pastels
Jesus and Mary Chain
The Shop Assistants

are all pretty excellent.
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Re: Scottish Bands?
« Reply #11 on: 05 May 2009, 17:19 »

The Phantom Band!

I uploaded their debut in the Mediafire thread a couple months back.
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« Reply #12 on: 05 May 2009, 17:40 »

Oh come on everyone knows they don't have music in Scotland.
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« Reply #13 on: 05 May 2009, 19:15 »

Someone has mentioned the Proclaimers. I'm not sure if they meant it ironically or not, but if you explore their catalogue beyond the ones everyone knows, they are one hell of a band. Look up 'Act Of Rememberance.' Beautitful piece of music.

Aren't Snow Patrol mostly Scottish? Oh wait, you said GOOD music.
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Re: Scottish Bands?
« Reply #14 on: 05 May 2009, 19:19 »

Frightened Rabbit are worth a listen if you like Idlewild.
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Re: Scottish Bands?
« Reply #15 on: 05 May 2009, 19:21 »

Frightened Rabbit
We Were Promised Jetpacks
Roddy Woomble (Solo albums)
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« Reply #18 on: 05 May 2009, 19:30 »

Biffy Clyro
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Re: Scottish Bands?
« Reply #19 on: 05 May 2009, 19:38 »

It turns out the majority of amazing bands I thought were Scottish are actually Irish. Who knew.

And here I was so confused that no one had mentioned My Bloody Valentine yet.
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Re: Scottish Bands?
« Reply #20 on: 05 May 2009, 20:56 »

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN.

You have just blown my mind.  I did not know these folks were from Scotland. 


Apparently every local-type band in scotland wants to be belle and sabastian, according to my friend who has lived there for three years and my other friend who has been there for about 3 months.

Also, Fionn Regan is great although not a band.
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« Reply #21 on: 05 May 2009, 20:58 »

C'mon guys, Arab Strap. I love me some brogue-heavy electro/acoustic songs about casual sex and alcohol. These guys were so awesome and it was a sad day when they called it quits.
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« Reply #22 on: 05 May 2009, 21:01 »

Yeah, Arab Strap were pretty much impeccable. At least they went out on a high note with possibly their best album, and both of them have done some really good solo work as well. "I wish it was someone else's blood on the johnny" is an opening line no-one else will probably ever top as well, so they can be proud of that too.
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« Reply #23 on: 05 May 2009, 21:19 »

Also, Fionn Regan is great although not a band.

And is also an Irishman living in England. Which I guess you could call a confidence interval around Scotland!
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« Reply #24 on: 06 May 2009, 00:31 »

Fuck Scotland.

(I am so pissed off that my U.K. vacation was cut short before I got to Scotland)
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« Reply #25 on: 06 May 2009, 00:34 »


Apparently every local-type band in scotland wants to be belle and sabastian, according to my friend who has lived there for three years and my other friend who has been there for about 3 months.

Also, Fionn Regan is great although not a band.

I have only seen one band here that was like this.
My Tiny Robots is a band that Edinburgh's student radio station is really excited.
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« Reply #26 on: 06 May 2009, 01:26 »

Yeah, Arab Strap were pretty much impeccable. At least they went out on a high note with possibly their best album, and both of them have done some really good solo work as well. "I wish it was someone else's blood on the johnny" is an opening line no-one else will probably ever top as well, so they can be proud of that too.
Yeah, a third vote for Arab Strap.  Just great.

There was a band in the mid-90s called Ganger, who did sort of angular spazzy instrumental rock.  I thought they were pretty good.  I was a bit gutted when Mogwai blew up internationally and Ganger kind of fizzled and vanished.
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« Reply #27 on: 06 May 2009, 09:45 »

Glasvegas

Man, thats not even a joke. They are possibly the worst and most overrated band i've heard come out of Scotland for at least the past 5 years.
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« Reply #28 on: 06 May 2009, 10:05 »

Biffy Clyro

Frightened Rabbit

Both of these are excellent suggestions. The guys from frightened rabbit are pretty cool guys as well, bumped into them at a couple of festivals before.
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« Reply #29 on: 06 May 2009, 10:23 »

Glasvegas

Man, thats not even a joke. They are possibly the worst and most overrated band i've heard come out of Scotland for at least the past 5 years.
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« Reply #30 on: 06 May 2009, 11:43 »

We Were Promised Jetpacks

Not quite sure what to think of their album yet. I mean, I'd listened to "Moving clocks run slow" before and really like that song but the rest still has some catching up to do. Still, not a bad album by any means.
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« Reply #31 on: 06 May 2009, 15:37 »

Don't tear me apart if they were already Youtube-link'd here, since I'm not going to check all of the links posted so far, but I'm sort of surprised Cocteau Twins haven't been mentioned yet.
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« Reply #33 on: 06 May 2009, 17:55 »

They're Canadian.
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« Reply #35 on: 06 May 2009, 18:46 »

C'mon guys, Arab Strap. I love me some brogue-heavy electro/acoustic songs about casual sex and alcohol. These guys were so awesome and it was a sad day when they called it quits.

I knew I was forgetting someone but I couldn't put my finger on it! Another one I couldn't seem to think up was Sons and Daughters, which features people who used to play with Arab Strap.
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« Reply #36 on: 07 May 2009, 13:35 »

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« Reply #37 on: 07 May 2009, 13:36 »

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Re: Scottish Bands?
« Reply #38 on: 16 May 2009, 17:34 »

i LOVE idlewild and biffy clyro, and the one aereogramme album i own is EPIC. 

i'd also add to this list Sucioperro (similar to biffy), marmaduke duke (side project of guys from sucioperro and biffy clyro), and the reindeer section (a huge multi-musician project with members from several of the bands mentioned in this thread).


btw, i did that pre-order thing for the new idlewild album - apparently it's finished and in the post right now!  i'm BEYOND excited!  100 broken windows and the remote part are among my favourite records EVER, so i can't wait to hear the new one.
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« Reply #39 on: 16 May 2009, 17:45 »

I was going to say Friendly Fires, because I saw them play at Hogmanay this year and I was mightily impressed (by both their music and their guitars!) but then I wiki'd to make sure and as it turns out they are English.

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« Reply #40 on: 17 May 2009, 17:22 »

btw, i did that pre-order thing for the new idlewild album - apparently it's finished and in the post right now!  i'm BEYOND excited!  100 broken windows and the remote part are among my favourite records EVER, so i can't wait to hear the new one.

Have you heard their material after The Remote Part? It's been... different. And not in a good way. I've basically given up on them ever stopping their attempts to be a third-rate REM and get back to being a good band again. It all went horribly wrong after Bob Fairfoull left (I heard he slammed Woomble up against a wall and screamed "punk fucking rock you doss cunt". This may not be true but I hope it is). I wish I was looking forward to the new one too since I used to love them so much but at this point I think I'd rather not hear it.
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« Reply #41 on: 17 May 2009, 18:01 »

Has nobody mentioned the Delgados? They seem to generally be forgotten most of the time, But probably shouldn't be.
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« Reply #42 on: 17 May 2009, 18:11 »

Peloton is basically a completely perfect album. The Great Eastern is amazing as well and Hate is really good but Peloton is possibly the best album of the '90s so yeah, The Delgados definitely deserve more love. As do Snowblood, another great band from Glasgow. I just wish Super-Fi would hurry up and release their final album, it's been ages since they split.
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« Reply #43 on: 17 May 2009, 18:35 »

btw, i did that pre-order thing for the new idlewild album - apparently it's finished and in the post right now!  i'm BEYOND excited!  100 broken windows and the remote part are among my favourite records EVER, so i can't wait to hear the new one.

Have you heard their material after The Remote Part? It's been... different. And not in a good way. I've basically given up on them ever stopping their attempts to be a third-rate REM and get back to being a good band again. It all went horribly wrong after Bob Fairfoull left (I heard he slammed Woomble up against a wall and screamed "punk fucking rock you doss cunt". This may not be true but I hope it is). I wish I was looking forward to the new one too since I used to love them so much but at this point I think I'd rather not hear it.

i disagree.

i'll admit warnings/promises is pretty far removed from what they were doing, but take it on it's own merits and it's a solid album.  i don't listen to it often, but when i do, i really enjoy it.  and the one after that, make another world, is a sort of combination of the three albums before it, and a real grower.  i've got all their cds, and i've acquired mp3s of just about all their b-sides and there's literally a HANDFUL of songs in their whole catalog that i don't like. 

then again, i tend to accept it when bands change sound and just get used to it, i'm not one to cry "sellout" or anything.  and it helps that their music's as emotional now as it's ever been.
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« Reply #44 on: 17 May 2009, 19:37 »

I think The Remote Part was their best selling record so it would be daft to call them sellouts based on what they did after that. Change is good, I didn't mind them slowly excising the noise and thrashing until the chaos had disappeared by The Remote Part leaving them with a sound very distant from songs like I Wanna Be A Writer. They got polished but they handled it well, they managed to keep some of their old bite but got a sense of the epic into their sound by playing pop that it seemed they'd been trying slightly unsuccessfully to do in earlier tracks like You Just Have To Be Who You Are. But I never really liked REM so they completely lost me with their sound after the line-up change.
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