FIVE MORE TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2019
ZOE GRAHAM (above)
A ridiculously young Weegie singersongwriter, Graham has been a regular on the city’s live circuit in recent years. Last year’s Hacket & Knackered EP gave a taster of her talents, most notably on the gorgeous heartbreaker The Anniesland Lights. She plays King Tut’s on January 24 as part of Celtic Connections.
Indie fans of a certain age this way. Walt Disco, based in Glasgow, might be the nearest thing we have to a 21st-century Orange Juice. They play King Tut’s on January 19, supported by Weegie hopefuls Crystal.
Fans of Nils Frahm and Max Richter should check out Dundonian Andrew Wasylyk’s new album The Paralian when it comes out in February. Front man of The Hazey Janes, Wasylyk has a gorgeous side line in composing atmospheric minimalist contemporary music. Wasylyk plays the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh on January 30; the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee on January 31 and The Blue Arrow, Glasgow on February 1 as part of Celtic Connections.
Julie Knox and Shaun Canning make slick, stylish, of-the-moment synthpop under the Love Sick banner. Sir Elton John is a fan apparently. They released their debut EP No Sleep in November.
APACHE DARLING (ABOVE)
These days Apache Darling are a proper unashamed pop band (which is, of course, the best thing any band can be) fronted by Stefanie Lawrence who is a surely a star in the making. See if you agree when they play The Mash House in Edinburgh on January 31.