Scotland

Interview: Ross Ainslie

Multi-instrumentalist Ross Ainslie has become a flag bearer for Scottish trad music, helping breathe new life into the historic movement. Here he tells us more about the rise of the trad music scene and his first foray into songwriting.

30 seconds interview: The Twilight Sad

Veering from intensity to euphoria Scottish post-punkers the Twilight Sad are a four piece use their guitars to make a wonderful noise. Signed to Fat Cat Records, the band have just been cherry picked as support for the Cure’s 2016 tour…

Interview: Matthew Whiteside

Matthew Whiteside is a cerebral composer and sound designer who’s creating classical-crossover works to challenge the 21st century consensus. We learn more about his broad creative brush and his most recent work with flautist Carla Rees…

30 seconds interview: Lord of the Isles

Scottish producer Lord of the Isles uses the wilds of his Highlands home to inform his cinematic, sci-fi infused take on acid house. These Balearic burners, released via Permanent Vacation and Phonica, come dressed in a kilt…

30 seconds interview: Acting Strange

Ali and Billy Strange are cousins from Glasgow’s East End who create thrillingly lo-fi indie that sounds like Lone Pigeon doing Merseybeat. With a debut EP due soon, we learn more about these promising newcomers...

Kathryn Joseph wins SAY Award

Singer songwriter Kathryn Joseph has won the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award for her record Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I’ve Spilled.