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:
- Alex Amor https://www.instagram.com/iamalexamor/?hl=en
- Berta Kennedy https://www.facebook.com/bertakennedymusic/
- Chlobocop https://www.instagram.com/chlobocoppp/?hl=en
- Cosmic Eyes & The Colliders https://cosmiceyesandthecolliders.bandcamp.com/releases
- Dead Pony https://www.deadponyband.com/
- Dunt https://www.duntmusic.com
- Escape Roots https://escaperoots.bandcamp.com/
- Geography of the Moon https://geographyofthemoon.bandcamp.com/
- Heir of the Cursed https://heirofthecursed.bandcamp.com/
- Kinbote https://kinbote.bandcamp.com/
- Kitti https://hiitskitti.bandcamp.com/
- Leif Coffield https://www.facebook.com/leifsnoise/
- Lizzie Reid https://www.facebook.com/lizziereidmusic/
- Luke La Volpe https://www.facebook.com/lukelavolpe/
- Medicine Cabinet https://www.facebook.com/MEDICINE.CAB.BAND/
- Memes https://www.facebook.com/memestheband/
- Moy https://www.facebook.com/wearemoy/
- Nathan Somevi https://www.facebook.com/Nathan-Somevi-102137791151677/
- Nova Scotia The Truth https://novascotiathetruth.bandcamp.com/
- Retro Video Club https://www.facebook.com/retrovideoclub/
- Ruby Gaines https://www.rubygaines.com/
- Salad Culture https://saladculture.bandcamp.com/releases
- Spyres https://www.facebook.com/spyresmusic/
- Sulka https://sulka.bandcamp.com/
- 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!