Music Now – Episode 2 – Scotland at The Great Escape 2019

We caught up with loads of bands at The Great Escape in Brighton last week to catch up with what they are doing. We also had a chat with Creative Scotland's Jamie Houston. Tracklist VanIves – Corder The Van T’s – Control Tamzene – Last Song Lucia – Summertime Chuchoter –

Scotland at The Great Escape 2019 – Part 1

Scotland's presence at The Great Escape in 2019 is bigger than ever with 20 acts playing over various stages and showcases over the course of 3 days. From megastars with 7 weeks at number 1 in the UK singles chart under his belt to the best newcomers in the Scottish

The Van T’s are back with a brand new single ‘Control’

The Van T's

Rising Glasgow quartet The Van T’s return with their blistering new single Control, out now via Big Indie Records. Brimming with a snarling attitude, the single combines elements of grunge, surf-rock and hazy psychedelia to create the band’s trademark stadium-ready sound. Twin sisters Hannah and Chloe Van Thompson’s (guitar, vocals)

Track Of The Week – Kosmonauts – ‘Lady Lovesick’

Kosmonauts are about to embark on their most interstellar adventure to date. The Manchester-based 4-piece started their 2019 campaign with a bang, as single ‘Falling Apart’ landed on the 22nd February & hit over 10,000 streams within its first month of release & was met with plaudits from all around the globe. Part of something

Track Of The Week – FOREIGNFOX – Birthday Flowers

Jolting in with angular guitars and a swirling underlying fuzz, Birthday Flowers immediately signals an exciting development in Foreignfox's alt-rock sound.  And, as frontman Jonny Watt's distinct brogue bursts into life, the new and the familiar meet; resulting in a frantic explosion of guitars and melody. Lyrically, the song tackles the

Get To Know – Franky’s Evil Party

franky's evil party

Photo by Jannica Honey Franky's Evil Party will release their next single 'PARADISE' on Friday. We are delighted to bring you the premiere a couple of days before. We also had a chat with the guys to see what they are up to. A&A - Hi Franky's Evil Party. For those who

Getting to know – swim school

Born out of a number of previous bands Edinburgh's swim school are set to take Scotland by storm with their guitar & synth-driven dream pop. I recently featured their latest single 'Sway' on the A&A playlists and I saw them live at Mac Arts in Galashiels. I caught up with the

Track Of The Week – Acrylic – Money From Home

This week's Alive & Amplified Track Of The Week is 'Money From Home' by Glasgow's Acrylic. Money From Home is a break up song that takes the listener on an emotive journey. “The first verse centres around a peaceful moment,” Frontman Andreas Chrsitodoulidis elaborates, “sleeping beside someone during a snowstorm and