Family tree: Glasgow's DIY pop and electronic scene

Family tree: Glasgow's DIY pop and electronic scene

Featuring Golden Teacher, Optimo, Conquering Animal Sound, Errors and more

Glasgow's Golden Teacher are playing two great gigs this month, popping up at Kelburn Castle's Psychedelic Forest Disco and Optimo's Barrowland Revue. They’re one of many Scottish acts with fingers in many musical pies, sharing their talents among various projects (Silk Cut, Dam Mantle, Conquering Animal Sound, to name a few.) But do you ever find this musical bed-hopping hard to follow? As part of a new regular thing, we’re mapping out the local music scene, one sub-genre at a time, to show the cross-pollination and collaborations at work. This time we're looking at some of the bleeping, colourful, dancefloor-bothering acts making pop and experimental sounds in Glasgow.

(NB: Space doesn’t allow this to be 100% comprehensive, but feel free to add your comments in the section below, about any omissions, personnel changes, web links, new side-projects etc. It's also worth noting that, due to their collaboration-friendly nature, some artists will also link in with other instalments in the Music Family Tree series, so you should check those out too.)


1. Stewart Smith10 May 2014, 1:21pm Report

A couple of corrections: James Scott of Conquering Animal Sound (rather than Anneke Kampman) has collaborated with Miaoux Miaoux.

And to fix a couple of production glitches, Laurie Pitt is also in Dick 50, and Richard McMaster is in Silk Cut as well as General Ludd, Golden Teacher etc.

Apologies for the mix-ups, but hope folks are enjoying these tree/map/rhizomes!

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