Dubbed ‘Tropical-pop’ thanks to fun, upbeat songs, African rhythms and varied indie influences, Leith’s Indigo Velvet brought 2017 to a triumphant close with a BBC Introducing live session, their biggest hometown show, a feature on ITV’s This Morning and over half a million plays via Spotify – 2018 is set to be a landmark year.
Three of the country’s most intriguing, exciting artists come together as Out Lines to release Conflats, a gorgeous set of songs inspired by stories of hardship and sorrow, redemption and hope.
Having recently celebrated their 10th anniversary, Edinburgh’s Broken Records return in 2018 with the release of their fourth studio album entitled ‘What We Might Know’, released 30th March.
A Hawk and A Hacksaw return with new record ‘Forest Bathing’ this year, inspired by the Japanese medical term Shinrin-Yoku (translating as ‘taking in the forest atmosphere’ and the Valle De Oro National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico.
Shonen Knife are a ground-breaking all-female Japanese, pop-punk rock trio formed in Osaka in 1981, when Naoko Yamana first heard late ‘70’s punk-pop, particularly The Ramones.