10 Scottish bands you didn't know were Scottish — and 3 you probably did

Soundtracks to our lives, spread across decades, whose origins are constrained to just one wee country of 5 million...

a year ago

Latest Post Love and Glory by Fraser Martin

This is pop and rock. Not traditional music. Soundtracks to our lives, spread across several decades, but whose origins are constrained to just one wee country of 5 million souls.

Until a few bands came along and rocked the boat by singing with either a strong Scottish brogue, or delivered a clear trademark Scottish-esque sound, or adorned themselves in tartan (a dead giveaway), the Scottish music scene like most music around the world, was constrained to singing in trans-atlantic voices. Everyone sounded the same. Or at least their voices did. But the songs themselves put a trademark sound on each of these bands that catapulted them into international stardom.

As a bonus we've listed 3 bands whose music and/or antics made it pretty obvious where they hailed from.


Bonus Bands

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Published a year ago