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Vic Galloway – 25 Scottish Artists to Watch in 2021

After what has been a hellish year for us all, let’s hope the forthcoming 12 months is going to see a full renaissance for live shows, festivals and releases, to breathe life back into a music community that has been hit hard by the pandemic. Come on 2021!

Every year I compile a list of interesting, up and coming Scottish artists that I think people should keep an eye on. As 2020 was such a write-off and no-one could do much, I’ve included a few acts from last year’s list here.

Obviously a load of others will no doubt make essential new music for us all too, but here are a few names to watch...

In alphabetical order:

  1. Alex Amor https://www.instagram.com/iamalexamor/?hl=en
  2. Berta Kennedy https://www.facebook.com/bertakennedymusic/
  3. Chlobocop https://www.instagram.com/chlobocoppp/?hl=en
  4. Cosmic Eyes & The Colliders https://cosmiceyesandthecolliders.bandcamp.com/releases
  5. Dead Pony https://www.deadponyband.com/
  6. Dunt https://www.duntmusic.com
  7. Escape Roots https://escaperoots.bandcamp.com/
  8. Geography of the Moon https://geographyofthemoon.bandcamp.com/
  9. Heir of the Cursed https://heirofthecursed.bandcamp.com/
  10. Kinbote https://kinbote.bandcamp.com/
  11. Kitti https://hiitskitti.bandcamp.com/
  12. Leif Coffield https://www.facebook.com/leifsnoise/
  13. Lizzie Reid https://www.facebook.com/lizziereidmusic/
  14. Luke La Volpe https://www.facebook.com/lukelavolpe/
  15. Medicine Cabinet https://www.facebook.com/MEDICINE.CAB.BAND/
  16. Memes https://www.facebook.com/memestheband/
  17. Moy https://www.facebook.com/wearemoy/
  18. Nathan Somevi https://www.facebook.com/Nathan-Somevi-102137791151677/
  19. Nova Scotia The Truth https://novascotiathetruth.bandcamp.com/
  20. Retro Video Club https://www.facebook.com/retrovideoclub/
  21. Ruby Gaines https://www.rubygaines.com/
  22. Salad Culture https://saladculture.bandcamp.com/releases
  23. Spyres https://www.facebook.com/spyresmusic/
  24. Sulka https://sulka.bandcamp.com/
  25. Vagrant Real Estate https://www.vagrantrealestate.com/

For new and classic alternative music from Scotland and beyond, keep checking the weekly radio shows live on air every Monday and via BBC Sounds.

All the best for 2021 – let’s hope it’s a lot better than 2020!

Cheeers,

Vic xxx

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