Family tree: Scotland's indie-pop scene
- Malcolm Jack
- 2 May 2014
Featuring Belle and Sebastian, Camera Obscura, BMX Bandits,The Vaselines, The Pastels and Franz Ferdinand. Mapping out the local music scene in Scotland, one sub-genre at a time
Scottish indie-pop scene-makers Belle and Sebastian continue to keep an active profile 18 years after their inception, with individual members (and former members) cropping up to perform DJ sets or solo engagements fairly frequently. They’re one of many Scottish acts with fingers in many musical pies, sharing their talents among various projects (Camera Obscura, Withered Hand, The Vaselines 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. We continue with the ever-morphing world of Scotland's twee-pop, C86 and melodic rock acts.
(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.)