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Madman Is Absolute

Glasgow metal band Madman Is Absolute formed in April 2000. They combine thrash with math metal time signatures to create truly emotive and powerful metal. Madman have supported the likes of The Haunted, Stampin Ground, Madball, As Friend Rust, Medulla Nocte, God Forbid, Devolved, Dead BlueSky, Charger, Creation Is Crucifixion, Tangaroa, Labrat and The Crown and their live performances, whilst energetic, are especially notable for the tight precision of the playing.
Tony Newell - Vocals David Sandford - Guitars

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Call To Mind

"a band who love to experiment (not always getting it right), they don't really sound like anything else out there. and the music is really varied - you could listen to 'energy + blast' and have no idea that it was the same band that made 'empty souls'. and there's no denying that 'breathe' is a nigh-on perfect pop song. whilst sometimes weird and experimental, their music is very impressive, and i for one predict big things." (reverb)

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Boycotts

Boycotts formed in April 2008, played their first gig at the end of June and recorded their first demo at LOFI Studios in September. Since then they have played Glasgow’s King Tuts, supported New York’s The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and played a headline show at the Barfly. The band are currently recording at Chem19 with Andy Miller, with a release planned for later in the year. With a number of upcoming Scottish dates confirmed and a mini-tour and possible festival appearances in the pipeline Boycotts may be the band to watch out for in 2009.

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Findo Gask

Gregory and Gerard have been in bands together since they met at St Andrew’s High School, Kirkcaldy, Fife. Gregory and Michael went to Fife Youth Orchestra together (all the band also have some classical training.) In 2005, an early incarnation of the band released a split seven inch with Errors (currently recording for Mogwai’s Rock Action label), produced by Gavin Thomson (of local band Flying Matchstick Men, who also featured Graeme Ronald, aka Remember Remember).

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Session A9

Session A9 are a traditional Scottish band led by Capercaillie fiddler Charlie MacKerron. The lineup also includes Kevin Henderson (fiddle), Kris Drever (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Gordon Gunn (fiddle), Tim Edey (guitar, melodeon), Brian McAlpine (keyboards), Adam Sutherland (fiddle), Iain Copeland (percussion). The band was original started in 2003 as an album project for their first album What Road?.

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Dick Gaughan

Dick Gaughan (Richard Peter Gaughan )(b. 17 May 1948) is a Scottish musician, singer, and songwriter. He was born in Glasgow's Rottenrow Maternity Hospital, because his father was working in Glasgow as an engine driver. He spent the first one and a half years of his life in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, a suburb of Glasgow, after which the whole family moved to Leith, a port on the outskirts of Edinburgh. He has never returned to Rutherglen, and is proud to be a Leither. His mother was a Macdonald from Lochaber, and was a native speaker of Gaelic.

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We Are The Physics

We Are The Physics, purveyors of the completely fictional mutant science punk rock hail from Glasgow, Scotland and first graced a stage in 2005 by mistake when Hoggboy was cancelled. Originally known as We Are The Physics Club And Therefore Everything We Say Is Fact, the spindly legged quartet source from bands such as Devo, The Skids, Polysics, Buddy Holly and Ex Models. Physics have been relentlessly gigging up and down the UK and across Europe...

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Swimmer One

Two awkward perfectionists from Scotland, Andrew Eaton and Hamish Brown are Swimmer One. They make intelligent leftfield pop, but not the kind that fits neatly into any box. The Regional Variations is Swimmer One's debut album. Its 11 songs cover the following subjects: dreaming about being watched while you drown; a man driven insane by a mysterious low frequency noise; an irrational fear of reality TV; what losing a loved one has in common with watching musicians you love sell out; falling in...

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The Paraffins

(2008 - present) The Paraffins are a band from Scotland making scary but catchy primitive pop you can attempt to dance to with a rusty stringed acoustic guitar, an ancient beatbox, caveman drums, a melodica containing various waterborne diseases and god knows what else. Influenced by Wall Of Voodoo, Ariel Pink, Suicide and Kid Creole & The Coconuts among others. Members are Billy and whoever else.

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The Lonely Souls

The Lonely Souls were born from a desire to play music different from the norm and feeling the need for passionate songs and storytelling that seems to be missing these days. Echoing the spirit of The Faces, The Band and The Rolling Stones they play a heady brew of homegrown Rock, Blues, Soul and Americana. The band are
Paul Clinton - lead vocals acoustic guitars.
Mark Clinton - vocals, lead and slide guitars.
Alan Hislop - rhythm guitar.

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