Twin Atlantic (Scotland)


New release from Scotland



Twin Atlantic is an alternative rock band from Glasgow, formed in 2007. In March 2009, Twin Atlantic released their debut mini-album Vivarium.  The band toured extensively in 2009 and 2010.   Twin Atlantic finished recording their new album, Free, and it was released in 2011.  The album spawned five singles with the band releasing the single “Make a Beast of Myself” in 2012.  The band is touring the UK and US right now, so check out their tour schedule!


World Music Charts – Scotland


#11 single 8 weeks on the charts



Emeli Sandé, is a Scottish soul and R&B recording artist and songwriter. She was born to a Zambian father and English mother and studied Medicine at the University of Glasgow, but stopped in her fourth year.  She has done a lot of song writing for other famous artists like Susan Boyle.  In 2012 she released her album Our Version of Events and won the 2012 BRIT AWARDS for the Critics Choice.  Her single “Next to me” is the #11 single on the Scottish singles chart.


The Fratellis (Scotland)

Featuring Scotland


(if video is blocked here is an alternate link The Fratellis)

This alternative indie band formed in Glasgow in 2005.  They released their debut album Costello Music in 2006.  This album charted well and they won the BRIT award for Best British Breakthrough Act in 2007.  The band released their second album Here We Stand in 2008.  The band have been on a hiatus and have been working on other projects.  Jon Fratelli debuted his solo album Psycho Jukebox in 2011.

Franz Ferdinand (Scotland)

This week featuring Scotland


Although this band is well known and have had huge success I thought I would feature them as they are still a relatively new band and not many people know that they are from Scotland.  Franz Ferdinand formed in Glasgow in 2002.  The bands self titled debut album released in 2004 and was an instant success both on the charts and the awards ceremonies.  Their second album “You Could Have it So Much Better” was released in 2005 and continued this success.  Their third album “Tonight: Franz Ferdinand” was released in 2009 and the band went on an extensive US tour in support of the new album.  The band have announced that they are busy recording a new album for a 2012 release.

Biffy Clyro (Scotland)

This week featuring Scotland


Biffy Clyro are an alternative rock band from Kilmarnock, formed in 1995 when childhood friends Simon Neil and twins James and Ben Johnson started playing music together.  After their first three albums, the band expanded their following with the release of their fourth album, “Puzzle” in 2007.  This album gave the band success on the charts and at award ceremonies.  “Only Revolutions” was released in 2009 and the band success.  Biffy Clyro have a reputation of performing a tantalizing live show.

The Twilight Sad (Scotland)

This week featuring Scotland


The Twilight Sad are a rock band from Kilsyth, comprising of James Graham. Andy MacFarlane and Mark Devine.  Their 2006 debut album “Fourteen Autumns &Fifteen Winters” drew widespread critical acclaim.  The band toured across Europe and the US through 2007 and 2008.  The bands second album “Forget the Night Ahead” marked a shift in the bands direction, lyrically more personal, musically darker and more streamlined, it was released in 2009 to further acclaim.  Their third album is set for release Feb. 2012.

We Were Promised Jetpacks (Scotland)

This week featuring Scotland


This is my favourite Scottish band – saw them in concert last week.  We Were Promised Jetpacks formed in Edinburgh in 2003.  In 2009 the band released their debut album “There Four Walls”.  This album had success on the US charts and they toured the US in 2009-2010.  They released their second full length album “In the Pit of the Stomach” in 2011, this album was also met with very positive feedback from critics.  Listening to the on-edge guitars and desperate, angst-fueled lyrics makes this band deserve recognition!

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