Family tree: Glasgow's DIY pop and electronic scene
- Stewart Smith
- 2 May 2014
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.)