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zines ... record shops ... pubs&clubs ... venues ... whatever...

Websites, fanzines and other 'resources'...

The Scottish Music Industy web directory

Homegrown Fanzine - star-studded Scottish zine, with mailorder

White Noise - for more 'unconventional' (experimental, electronic, eclectic) music

Curious Goods webzine

BFM - Scotland's only music newspaper

Scottish Music Network - recently-relaunched Scottish zine/resource (was Scotland Calling)




Scottish gig guide (not just indie...)

Electric Frog

Bigmachine - site of promoters of the West End Festival

The Big Shop - much-needed musical guide to the Highlands

The Hunger Site - donate free food NOW!

GMC - the Glasgow Musak Kollectiv

Aberdeen Music

Shy and Quiet - Dumfries webzine

NEMIS - New Muic In Scotland

Beatscene - for playlists and info on Jim Gellatly's Beat106 show

Up-starts - Go! magazine's column and monthly new bands night at the 13thNote

Scottish Arts Council - soon-to-be providers of funding for music in Scotland

Slipcue - Scottish indie pages including Sheena Easton (!)

Indie Contact Bible - er, 'bible' of indie contacts

New Music Glasgow - what it says, really...

Devil in The Woods records - home to Cowdenbeath's finest, Cruiser...

Barrowland - legendary Glasgow rock venue

Homegrown Studios

The Yorkshire gig guide

Chavyland - Glasgow indie band resource

Skippy's Cage - indie music website, a bit like this one, only for London

Larealistica - indie website

Glasgow music online - Glasgow jazz, and beyond...

freakshow - indie music webzine

Netevents - as it says, events... on the net... for all UK

Fudge - great Aberdeen zine./resource

Scottish Music Industry Web Journal

Fastfude - Northern Irish Music

No Ripchord webzine

RedT - Tennents info site for Tbreak and other info

Something Going On - archive Scottish indie interviews

Elevation Station - unsigned bands

Start a Revolution - US zine

The Indie Bible

Cubic Gorilla - various reviews of an independent nature

Create - resource for people working with youth-oriented arts in Scotland

Celtic MP3s Music Magazine - free ezine featuring free Celtic music downloads

The Bards Crier - free music marketing and promotion tips for working musicians.

Low Wattage - dedicated to the south-west Scotland music scene

eatthismusic - unsigned bands 'community'

info music- looking for unsigned acts

Highland Unsigned Band List

The Vault - BBC Scotland's archive of band photos and stories

Killing Fantasy- female-oriented indie writing including interviews with Manda Rin and the like

HUBL- Highland Unsigned Band List

Low Wattage- South-west Scotland unsigned band site

Surface Pressure - music, artwork, T-shirts...

Gig101 - zine...

Scottish Borders Music forum

The Dunfermline Music Scene

Southampton Scene

Leicester Music Scene

Reidman music photography

Class A Music

Eleven Promotions

Verden Rehearsal/recording (Edinburgh)

SoPurple - Edinburgh venues/promotions

Urban Studios (Glasgow)

Steady Music



Shifty and Hefty show on Isles FM

Blind Youth - Jim Gellatly on Northsound

Subcity Radio

Fusion FM

Radio One Session in Scotland

Air - BBC Scotland

radiomagnetic - electronic, ambient, and alternative danve on this Scottish webradio station

Brainwash RealAudio streaming site - there's some Scottish stuff on here too

A Badge of Friendship -zine

BBC Music Scotland - BBC's home of new music

Kooba Radio - independent webcasters

Record shops

Fopp Records

Missing Records

Imbroglio Mail order (Scots and non-Scots stuff available here)

Edinburgh Record Shops site

Celtic Music Shop - the place for more traditional music

GoMusic Store - new Scottish-based mp3 download site


Clubs, pubs, venues

Interactive - regular electronic/ambient/Krautrock club at 13th Note

Hi-Karate - Glasgow club

Deepburnt - promoters of electronica nights throughout Scotland

Caledonian Backpackers - it's a venue and it's a hostel!

Venues database

Island Events - acoustic show promoters

Chocolate Starfish - Edinburgh-based promoters for up and coming acts

Carling Ademy - new Glasgow for big-name acts

Music Tourist Board- UK-wide music resource

Good For Nothing Promotions

The Liquid Lounge - new Glasgow live venue

The Bongo Club - top Edinburgh venue

East Grange Loft - Moray venue


Recording studios etc

Substation - Cowdenbeath studio favoured by the likes of Mogwai and Snow Patrol

Homegrown Productions - recording studio

Storm Studio

Audiowave - sound Dundee guys

The Attic - in Cellardyke, Fife,

Sound Cafe - studio in Penicuik

Beat Factory - mobile recording studio

Krine Castle - Perth recording studio

Chem19 - Chemikal Underground-owned studios in Hamilton

The Byre

Chem19 - Maybank recording studios - Glasgow southside facility

Blue Productions - Glasgow studio

Core - Glasgow studio

Gremlin Studios

Wiseguys promotions

Lighthouse - Edinburgh-based studio

Gogo Studios - new Glasgow recording facility

Tallboy Recordings - Glasgow studio




Bearsuit - fine band, pals of Magoo you know...

Toupe - Hackpen band and thus pals of Small Enclosed Area, Cayto and Won Mississippi...


other bits and bobs...

T-shirt junkie - Ayrshire-based T-shirt company

Ampthetex - Welsh artist Steve Price, with some articles on audio enginering


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