Family tree: Scotland's psych / folk / stoner / doom metal scene

Music Family Tree

Featuring The Cosmic Dead, Skullwizard, Sunsmasher, Trembling Bells, Eierbal and more

Interstellar psych explorers The Cosmic Dead play Doune the Rabbit Hole this August. They’re one of many Scottish acts with fingers in many musical pies, sharing their talents among various projects (Skullwizard, Pyramidion, Sunsmasher 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 round it's Scotland's perhaps unexpectedly interrelated psych/folk/stoner/doom metal scene.

(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.)

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Doune the Rabbit Hole

A boutique music festival that produces a strong line-up of music, theatre, comedy and spoken-word performances. Artists confirmed for the 2021 festival include Belle and Sebastian, John Cale, The Bluebells, The Pastels, Girl Ray, Cut Capers, Rachel Sermanni, Elephant Sessions, Snapped Ankles, Tide Lines and The Skints.

Cardross Estate, Port of Menteith

Thu 14 Jul

Times vary / 01877 385223

Fri 15 Jul

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Sat 16 Jul

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Sun 17 Jul

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