Belladrum 2017 – The Best of the Seedlings Stage
Belladrum Festival is this weekend. Alive & Amplified takes a look at the bands you should be checking out over the weekend.
Belladrum Festival takes place just outside Inverness this weekend. As ever they have a great line-up of Scottish talent especially on the Seedlings Stage. We have tried to pick a few bands who you should see over the weekend.
The Ninth Wave
Glasgow’s The Ninth Wave have exploded in 2017. They showcased in front of some of the industries key figures at Wide Days in April and have recently released, in my opinion, their strongest track to date in ‘Reformation’. Constant comparisons to early Simple Minds is no bad thing.
Edinburgh based Noah Noah have been busy over the last year with playing big headlining shows in their home town and up and down the country at Festivals. Their sound is always adapting and I am looking forward to seeing how the latest incarnation works.
If you want a dance at Belladrum then you should definitely be checking out Boohoohoo. Last years ‘Debuthoohoo’ EP was one of my stand out releases from 2016. They have recently released new single ‘Fire’ and will definitely get the Beladrum Festival dancing.
Adding a bit of Electro to the Seedlings Stage Edinburgh’s Stillhound will take their debut album ‘Bury Everything’ to Inverness and look out for tracks from their most recent release ‘Let The Best’.
Jamie & Shoony
If for some reason you are not getting into the party vibes at Belladrum by Saturday evening then get along to Jamie & Shoony. I promise you will not have a more fun pack 30 minutes all weekend. It’s pop, it’s rap, it’s rock. It’s just great fun.
Edinburgh’s Skjor are definitely ones to watch in the next few months. After a couple of line-up changes, they are sounding better than ever. Last years double A-side ‘Self Control’ and ‘Without Hope’ are just a glimpse of what Skjor have to offer
Josephine Sillars has become a regular on the festival circuit over the last couple of years and I can see why. If the sun is shining Josephine’s piano led upbeat pop songs will definitely get the crowd smiling. If the weather is rubbish then the tunes will provide a bit of sunshine from within.
Posable Action Figures
One of my favourite Scottish based live acts, Posable Action Figures have certainly gone from strength to strength since bursting onto the scene in 2016. For fans of The Black Keys and The White Stripes. Expect upbeat energetic anthems
I have seen Emme Woods live more than any other band in 2017. You’d think that that would be a reason to maybe miss this one out but that is definitely not the case. The Emme Woods live show is not only a great musical experience but it’s great fun too.
Another band who have already had a great 2017 after showcasing at Wide Days. Their Spotify streams are incredible and they continue to churn out great indie hits such as ‘Strong Swimmer’ & ‘Feel Alive’ They have already amassed an amazing following in their short time as a band.