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Under the radar
OUR track of the month comes courtesy of Glasgow's Nevada Base, whose blend of electronic indie is one of the most energising offerings to have emerged in Scotland this year. The three piece have a diverse range of appearances under their belts, ranging from Rockness to the Scottish Baftas and Glasgow's Subway Festival.
Animals, our Track of the Month, comes courtesy of Metamap, who hail from "deepest darkest depths of Fife" and specialise in a synth-laden, catchy electropop. At the band's core are Duncan Gemmell and John Ronaldson, who swell to a five-piece for live shows.
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OUR TRACK of the month comes courtesy of 20-year-old Greenock based singer-songwriter, Kristina Cox. Her quirky style, reminiscent of masters such as Regina Spektor, has caught the attention of labels in the UK, USA and Japan, as well as producers who have worked with artists including Mariah Carey, P Diddy and Lenny Kravitz.
Our Track of the Month for January comes from Edinburgh youngsters Bwani Junction, who take their name from a 1956 film, set in an Indian railway town just prior to independence.
Glasgow's GoGoBot, above, caught our attention at this year's Go North with their combination of killer hooks, anthemic choruses and a catchy blend of synth-driven electro rock.
OUR track of the month comes from Glasgow four-piece, Three Blind Wolves.
The Scotsman's music blog, Radar, last month called on the nation's unsigned artists to enter for a new prize. Today Radar editor Nick Mitchell reveals the winner, and explains the ethos behind the competition
Glasgow-based Over The Wall provide our Track of the Month for October, Shifts, which is an eclectic mix of laptop beats, keyboards, trumpets, mandolins and folk-infused sounds.
EDINBURGH based duo Capitals provide our Track of the Month, Hello World, which has gained lots of airplay recently. Industry insiders are predicting big things for them and it's no surprise considering their musical backgrounds.
Who is Piney Gir?
STEVEN Milne wears a lot of different hats. He's lead singer of local Aberdeen heroes, The Little Kicks, a booker, a DJ and he also runs his own indie club night, Dirty Hearts Club. He has also recorded his own fantastic solo album, Chasing Phantoms, which is set for release on Aberdeen label Bedford Records on 1 November.
Who are Flesh?
This month, Glasgow six-piece Admiral Fallow created our Track of the Month. Their recent performance at T In The Park was outstanding.
Who are Mitchell Museum?
OUR track of the month is provided by Highlands-based Rachel Sermanni, who caused quite a stir at the GoNorth showcase event in Inverness earlier this month.
Scottish Hip Hop collective Stanley Odd supply our track of the month, The Numbness. The six piece band is fronted by MC Solareye who is carving out a reputation for his biting, often hilarious social commentary.
Dan Wilson, aka Withered Hand produces lyrics so good he should have half the bands in Scotland burning their rhyming dictionaries to go instrumental. And his acoustic melodies are a joy too. First released in 2008, our Track of the Month, Religious Songs, encapsulates these talents perfectly. He has just completed a tour and will be appearing at both Knockengorroch Festival and Tigerfest (see below].
OUR track of the month comes from Glasgow's Aerials Up, who formed under a year ago but have already generated an impressive buzz thanks to support slots with The Futureheads and Snow Patrol; not to mention their multipart harmonies, lush orchestral string arrangements and a powerful folk-rock wall of sound.
UTR's Track of the Month comes courtesy of Glasgow's Woodenbox With a Fistful of Fivers. Fusing country, rock and blues, the sextet is the most recent signing to the award-winning Electric Honey label. Woodenbox and a Fistful of Fiver's debut album Home and the Wildhunt will be released on on 6 April, with a tour throughout March. We're featuring the excellent Besides The Point, a single due for release one week prior to the album hitting the shops.