best Scottish indie band

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Primal Scream
0
No votes
The Associates
3
9%
JAMC
5
15%
Cocteau Twins
8
24%
Belle and Sebastian
2
6%
Teenage Fanclub
8
24%
Orange Juice
4
12%
The Beta Band
1
3%
Aztec Camera
3
9%
 
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby BOLLY BEE » 04 May 2018, 18:33

Actually I agree, but didn't think many people here would have heard them.

Agree about 'Dry The Rain' too - good stuff.
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby Diamond Dog » 04 May 2018, 18:35

Aztec Camera first. Associates next. Orange Juice third.
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 04 May 2018, 18:36

Goat Boy wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:I remember hearing about the Beta Band when they blew up in the early (?) oughts, but they completely passed me by even though I had friends that were into them. What's the best thing they did?


Just download the Three Eps.

If you dig that then Hot Shots 2


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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby Goat Boy » 04 May 2018, 18:36

I like that Life Without Buildings album even though, on paper, it's the kind of thing that normally makes my arse tighten
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby BOLLY BEE » 04 May 2018, 18:37

Goat Boy wrote:Were Orange Juice that good?


hear 'Blue Boy'
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby Goat Boy » 04 May 2018, 18:39

It's some sub Velvets thing.
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Re: best Scottish indie band

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Harvey K-Tel wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:I remember hearing about the Beta Band when they blew up in the early (?) oughts, but they completely passed me by even though I had friends that were into them. What's the best thing they did?


Just download the Three Eps.

If you dig that then Hot Shots 2


I will not be listening to Hot Shots 2.


Terrible title but a worth a listen
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 04 May 2018, 18:46

Well, if you say so. I didn't get much from "Three EPs".
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby sloopjohnc » 04 May 2018, 19:11

gash on ignore wrote:The Fannies


That was my pick, but it was kinda tough.
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby Twang » 04 May 2018, 19:17

Camera Obscura

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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby pcqgod » 04 May 2018, 19:29

Twang wrote:Camera Obscura


That's a good shout out.
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby Hightea » 04 May 2018, 20:46

CT but my favorite indie Scottish band is Idlewild.

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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby Dayodead » 04 May 2018, 21:22

the excellent Belle and Sebastian getting no love on here...no mention of Arab Strap (an acquired taste, I know) either...

My Order:
JAMC
Belle and Sebastian
Josef K
Arab Strap
Fire Engines

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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby never/ever » 04 May 2018, 23:31

I saw that list in the Grauniad and couldn't believe Orange Juice topped it and the Cocteaus didn't even make it. JAMC were classified as indie but after one single on Creation released their albums on WEA/Warner so i wouldn't call them 'indie' per se....but they are great albums.

Beta Band's Three EPs is one of the great albums but from there on in it went downhill....I like the first two B&S-albums and haven't really listened to the others, similar to Aztec Camera. PS I only dig for Screamadelica,
Never got into Josef K nor the Associates.

Cocteaux for the win. A completely, different and unique animal among the indie-fodder of its time.

Other bands that I would nominate were The Pastels, Life Without Buildings, the Close Lobsters and Camera Obscura.
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby LeBaron » 05 May 2018, 00:48

Do only Americans like the Vaselines then?
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby Vic Snazell-Sprey » 05 May 2018, 12:48

Goat Boy wrote:Were Orange Juice that good?



They really were, yes.
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby Rayge » 05 May 2018, 13:01

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Life without Buildings (never heard) and Mogwai (acquired taste) maybe, but The Fire Engines shit? Away and have a word with yourself, or go listen to some, easily the equal or better of any of the nine you listed. Win and Nectarine No. 9, which emerged from their ranks, were pretty tasty too.
While the Beta Band - the Scottish XTC. Dull, dull, dull

Oh, and the reason the Cocteaux were left out of the Guardian list - one-third English.
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby BOLLY BEE » 05 May 2018, 13:06

you can stick the whole lot up your bum - they're all shit

always in thrall to some greater, mostly Stateside act (Love, Byrds, Monkees) but cos it's always pissing down north of the border it's all washed-out, shoddy, third-rate

The Jesus and Mary Chain - were you conned too? :lol:
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Re: best Scottish indie band

Postby gash on ignore » 05 May 2018, 13:07

What next? Best micropenis?
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