Best Song Of Scottish Origin...
To celebrate Burns Night, this week's SuggestiON-AIR is a nod to the Scottish bands and artistes ATL loves.
And as always, we want your help!
Get involved by choosing your favourite song by your favourite Scottish act. What about Biffy before they were massive or Mogwai at their noisiest? Maybe Franz Ferdinand, Travis and legends Orange Juice do it for you? Or perhaps a newbie like The View, Glasvegas or The Fratellis have been welcomed into your heart...
Let us know via twitter or on facebook, email us or text 81771 during tonight's show. We'll read out as many of your contributions as we can, play a couple of the tracks and add the best ones to this very blog once we come off air.
Here's five to get you started...
Primal Scream - Kowalski (1997)
After the playful psycadelia of Screamadelica and before the paranoid electronica of XTRMNTR, Primal Scream released arguably the most underrated Scottish album of all time. 'Vanishing Point' was a brooding, warped masterpiece - nasty yet inspiring, dubby and dark. Full of confidence and menace. Certain members of team ATL even argue on 'Kowalski', we hear Mani's finest bass-line to date.
Idlewild - American English (2002)
Released around the time ATL was moshing and barrier hugging down the front in a tent at Witnness. Enjoying what was clearly going to be one of 'those' gigs, Roddy Woomble dived, rolled and carelessly threw himself around the stage, leaving sweaty teenagers making their way en mass to the t-shirt stall after the set with a new favourite band. It felt like Idlewild were set to take on the world.
Camera Obscura - French Navy (2009)
Lush sunshine indie pop from a group of Glaswegians?? Yup, you read that right! A band many had largely ignored for too long, the six musicians got it together big time on the fourth Camera Obscura album 'My Maudlin Career'. A near sold out Stiff Kitten in Belfast celebrated an act at their very best - even though vocalist Traceyanne Campbell was poorly, nothing could stop the wide smiles spreading on the faces of a joyous, swaying, hypnotised crowd.
Belle & Sebastian - Slow Graffiti (1998)
Before Belle & Sebastian became a cheery prospect who actually smiled in photos and chatted to the press, they were awkward sorts, unhappy in their skin, despite those wonderful early EPs and albums. This song opened an incredible Dublin gig, during which singer Stuart Murdoch proved himself an unpredictable sort, trashing his guitar in the middle of a song for no apparent reason, before walking offstage for a lengthy huff. Shame they ever cheered up.
Simple Minds - A Brass Band in African Chimes (1985)
Having fallen in love with 'New Gold Dream' and Sparkle in the Rain', a then young ATL producer dredged the archives of this now unbearably crud band and discovered the early stuff, in an attempt to win playground cool (yes they were actually cool in the late 80s). It's unlike anything Simple Minds ever produced before or after, a three-part iridescent gem of sweeping synth and strings, free from the ridiculous lyrics of Jim Kerr. Remarkable.