Scotland

30 Seconds interview: Prides

If life-affirming pop is what you’re after, then look no further than Glaswegian synth lovers Prides. Forthcoming single The Seeds You Sow is a fizzing anthem with its sights set on the charts…

Glasgow spotlight

Anita Awbi heads to Glasgow to discover how the longstanding DIY scene has turned the city into a musical mecca.

Playlist: Scots Trad Music Awards

Welcome to this week’s traditional Scottish playlist in honour of the weekend’s Scottish Trade Music awards. Simon Thoumire from the awards has kindly compiled this playlist for the event, which is now in its 11th year. It aims to celebrate the country’s wealth of home grown musical talent while the likes of Kathleen MacInns, Blazin’ Fiddles and The Shee are all set to give performances on the night. Look out for the results from the evening on M…

Featured artist: Young Fathers

Edinburgh’s Young Fathers are hip-hop alchemists who have fostered a new sound that melds the DNA of rap with leftfield R&B, punk and dark electronica. Working out of a Scottish basement, Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and Graham 'G' Hastings have hit on a bold combination of beat, rap and song that smells of its dank birthplace. Intent on owning their sound and visual identity, they have delivered an aesthetic perfect for recession-era Britain.