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Scottish Releases Round Up – January 2019

We are have barely started 2019 (January is lasting forever, right?) but there has already been a load of great new music coming out of Scotland. We have picked our 5 favourites from January for you to check out now. Heavy Rapids - 'Going Down' Single Glasgow's punk scene has been picking

Scottish Alternative Music Awards 2018

In its ninth year of production, the Scottish Alternative Music Awards took place this year, in one of my very favourite venues, Saint Lukes', hosted by Jim Gellatly Kicking the night off with a gorgeously haunting set, Heir of The Cursed took to the stage and played through an enchanting four

New Scottish Releases – 26th October

Alive & Amplified rounds up the best new releases from Scotland this week. It's been a while since we have a written round-up of the best new releases from Scotland but with these 4 crackers coming out this week it was time to sit down at the laptop and do some

Resonate Music Industry Event Announce Full Line Up For 2018 Including Maggie Crowe As Opening Keynote Speaker


RESONATE, the event for music industry professionals, musicians, students and aspiring artists alike, has announced its full line-up for 2018 with exciting workshops, masterclasses, panels and drop-in events taking place, all with the aim of encouraging a more collaborative Scottish music industry. Returning to BAaD (Barras Art and Design) in Glasgow’s East

Review – Grace Carter – Edinburgh Summer Sessions – 14th August

Brighton's Grace Carter was in Edinburgh this week supporting Rag N Bone Man in Princes Street Gardens as part of the Summer Sessions. Spotify playlists are a wonderful thing. In doing research for the Access All Areas podcast I regularly listen to the New Music Friday playlist. Way back in June 2017 I

Electric Fields – Less than 3 weeks to go

Electric Fields will take place at Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries & Galloway from 30th August to 1st September. It's not long in coming around. One of our favourite festivals on the summer calendar is less than 3 weeks away and with stage and day splits having been announced this week it's

SAMA’s to take place at St. Lukes on 25 October

The 2018 Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMAs) are back and will take place at Saint Luke’s on Thursday 25th October. The awards are sponsored by Glasgow’s Rebel Rebel barbers and exist to showcase and celebrate Scottish artists through 7 unique music awards. Since the awards launched in 2010 winners have included the

Edinbugh Music Tours Launches on 16th June

Edinburgh Music Tours

Edinburgh Music Tours will launch Edinburgh's Greatest Hits, a guided walking tour of the capital's music scene, on Saturday 16th June. Led by music journalists and musicians, the 90-minute tours tell the story of Edinburgh's music scene from the People's Festival Ceilidh in 1951 to present day hit-makers such as

White Bear – Everyday – Premiere

We were delighted when White Bear returned after a short hiatus towards the tail end of 2017. They played a storming set supporting Eyre Llew at Sneaky Pete's last month. Alive & Amplified caught up with the band and have an exclusive of a track from their new EP 'I Like

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to headline Electric Fields 2018

Electric Fields will celebrate its 5th Birthday in style at Drumlanrig Castle with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds on headline duty. How do you take the best weekend of the summer and make it even better? You can't, can you? Don't tell that to the organisers of Electric Fields as every