The Hot 100 2018: Who to watch out for in 2019
- Arusa Qureshi
- 1 November 2018
We pick out those whose doings in 2018 suggest a very exciting year is ahead
With only 100 spots to fill and literally hundreds of worthy candidates, there are inevitable omissions every year as we whittle down the list of our favourites. But we always like to give a shout out to the folks that have just missed out, because despite not having made the list, they are very much on our radar for 2019 and beyond.
EH-FM is a new multimedia radio station based in Summerhall, whose range of shows have proven popular in the city thus far. The team aim to offer a platform where local talent and projects can be showcased, from arts and journalism to social enterprises and business. Also based in Summerhall, Miriam Attwood and Amy Taylor's Don't Speak podcast sees the pair joined by a rotating series of artists and creatives for occasionally silly but always wonderful and profound conversations. Recent guests have included Hot Brown Honey, FK Alexander and Jenna Watt.
Musician Heather Leigh continues to impress, with her recently released second solo album taking an almost goth-pop direction. Finnish-born, Glasgow-based DJ and promoter IDA has been taking the Scottish club scene by storm with her Acid Flash parties, while electronic musician Amble Skuse's new partnership with Alasdair Roberts and David McGuinness has resulted in the excellent album What News.
Holly McGowan and Sofya Staune of Glasgow collective VAJ.Power work with interactive technology and sound, making their FUSE club nights as multi-sensory and accessible as possible. Diljeet Bhachu, meanwhile, is a highly skilled flautist, researcher and activist who recently co-founded the Scottish-Asian Creative Artists' Network.
Edinburgh-based writer, performer and artist Iona Lee's debut poetry pamphlet was published this year by Birlinn to rave reviews, and we're really looking forward to writer and journalist Charlotte Runcie's first book, Salt on Your Tongue, which is due to be published in January 2019 by Canongate.
As well as starring in Karen Gillan's directorial debut this year, comedian and actress Rachel Jackson has been busy previewing a new show, Slutty Little Goldfish, the follow-up to her 2017 Fringe debut Bunny Boiler. Rosie Healey, head chef of Glasgow's Alchemilla, has been causing quite the stir with her innovative take on Mediterranean cuisine, which Jay Rayner described as 'a thoughtful mix of great ideas and ingredients' earlier this year. Also in Glasgow, theatre company Modest Predicament, run by Jenny Gilvear and Shilpa T-Hyland, have had some exciting projects this year including History of a Life by Laurie Motherwell.
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