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“The best new music festival in Scotland.” Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland

  • Stanley Odd stanley odd We're delighted to welcome Stanley Odd back to Brew at the Bog after they headlined our Barn stage in Year 1!

    Whether you get off on words, beats, tunes or all of the above, Edinburgh six-piece Stanley Odd deliver the full deluxe package. Alternative Scottish hip-hop with heart, mind, wit, grit, conscience and superb live musicianship, Stanley Odd’s sound is reaching well beyond the rapidly burgeoning subculture from which it emerged, borne on an escalating grapevine buzz that’s set to ramp up several notches further, with the release of their second album Reject.  We're delighted to hv

     

     

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  • Admiral Fallow admiral fallow Admiral Fallow were born out of a Glasgow based musical collective in 2006. A gathering of precocious talent fronted by the young foot-stamping, utterly captivativing singer-songwriter Louis Abbott.  An indie-rock lineup of clarinet, flute, double bass, string section and two jaw-dropping vocals deliver their joyous, heart-filled, and beautifully eccentric and finely crafted songs. A superb headline act for the 2014 Brew at the Bog!

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  • Kid Canaveral kid canaveral Kid Canaveral are an alternative pop group based in Edinburgh whose releases find their home on Lost Map Records roster.  David MacGregor (Guitars & Voice), Kate Lazda (Guitars & Voice), Rose McConnachie (Bass Guitar & Voice) and Scott McMaster (Drumkit)

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  • Woodenbox woodenbox "The perfect summer soundtrack" - Scotland on Sunday

    Mariachi folk sextet, Woodenbox (formerly Woodenbox with a Fistful of Fivers) first came together in 2008 over their love of a fine sandwich, spaghetti westerns and The Beatles combined with an adoration of all things Mariachi, particularly ponchos. Over the last 6 years, the band has gone on to become one of the most exciting live acts around with sell out shows from Scotland to Texas.

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  • King Creosote king creosote We're over the moon to have Kenny Anderson aka King Creosote at this year's Brew at the Bog for a very special collaborative 'art event.' Watch this space!

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  • Roddy Woomble roddy woomble Roddy spent fifteen years releasing albums and touring worldwide with Idlewild and the band are now on hiatus.  Roddy's third solo album was released last year on Reveal Records and was recorded at Bogbain's friends,  An Tobar, on Mull.   We're delighted to have Roddy and his band at Brew at the Bog 2014!

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  • Randolph’s Leap randolph’s leap Bloggers favourites Randolph’s Leap are a 32-limbed wonder from Glasgow currently making pioneering moves into such genres as pop-scotch, drip-hop and windy-rock. They specialise in songs which usually feature more instruments than they do chords. The band hatched in the late 2000s when songwriter and classically-trained stylophonist Adam Ross met jazz kazooist Gareth Perrie.

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  • Jo Mango jo mango In a field saturated with folk-influenced singer-songwriters Jo Mango stands apart. Her beguiling yet intensely intellectual work draws upon her adventures whilst travelling the world as a member of Vashti Bunyan’s band and her experiences over the last few years completing a Doctorate in Musicology plus her collaborations with David Byrne (Carnegie Hall, NY 2007), Devendra Banhart, Coco Rosie, Teenage Fanclub (Baby Lee, 2011), and Admiral Fallow (Beetle in the Box, 2012) amongst others.

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  • Prides prides Electronic pop 3-piece from Glasgow, Scotland are destined for big things, especially since they headlined Brew at the Bog last year ;-)

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  • The Pictish Trail the pictish trail The Pictish Trail is Johnny Lynch, and head chef at Lost Map Records.   He'll be performing an acoustic set at Brew at the Bog 2014, and it's going to be great!

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  • The Little Kicks the little kicks

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  • Miaoux Miaoux miaoux miaoux Back again after a stomping closing set in the Barn last year, Julian Corrie is bringing back his improvised loops and guitars collides with fizzing synths and low-slung bass to Bogbain Farm in 2014! Expect something special...

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  • Fake Major fake major
    Although Fake Major’s list of band members is only two names strong, their music sounds like anything but the work of a simple four-armed singer songwriter. Richard Ferguson and David McGinty have been successfully producing well-crafted pop music throughout their youth, and now with their new project, Fake Major, they present their writing in its most instinctive form. On record, the band explore their ideas whilst ignoring the need to perfectly recreate the sounds on stage, making for elaborately arranged and dynamic compositions.

    Live, these same songs are stripped down, not into acoustic versions, but refined, articulate performances built around the delicate blend of the band’s dual vocals. The truest version of Fake Major exists somewhere between the record and the venue, to fully appreciate the often opposing factors with which the band play, you’d better form a relationship with both experiences.

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  • Casual Sex casual sex "The Glasgow four-piece of Sam Smith, Edward Wood, Peter Masson and Chris McCrory have just got back after time on the road with Franz Ferdinand, and with a name like Casual Sex the quartet are a good match for Alex Kapranos’ pop provocateurs. The music on the ‘Bastard Beat’ EP fits the bill as well. ‘Then Again’ is full of the kind of haughty glamour last seen in a band like The Long Blondes, and ‘Nothing On Earth’ aims for a creeping Roxy Music-style seduction with Tom Tom Club-worthy female vocals slip-sliding into the taut and funky mix. ‘What’s Your Daughter For?’, meanwhile, is the sordid sound of Mark E Smith swanking around a high-class brothel – which is something you didn’t even know you needed in your life."

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  • Secret Act secret act Performing in the Barn at 4.30pm - DON'T MISS!

  • Call to Mind call to mind A Glasgow-based collective from Ardersier, near Inverness.

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  • Atom Tree atom tree ‘Man when this kicks, it really kicks - beautiful late night sound - someone want to lend me a right flash car to go drive on some mountain pass road?’ Ally McRae -BBC Radio 1

    They are going to go down brilliantly at Brew!

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  • Siobhan Wilson siobhan wilson Following her triumphant appearances at this year's Celtic Connections, we're delighted to have Siobhan Wilson on board for this year's Brew at the Bog!  She'll be appearing at the festival with Tommy Reilly, who performed at the very first Brew in 2012!

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  • This Silent Forest this silent forest A singer songwriter led four piece, one toe in modern Scottish folk another in joyous pop and a whole body in Power Indie. Combining an ability for sculptured melody and street corner tales with affections conjured from Bruce Springsteen’s broken American realism to REM’s observations on the human condition with quarter given to forbearers Idlewild, Aerogramme & Frightened Rabbit. These are the songs born and bred of Scottish murk, dark humour and the triviality of life’s relationships.

    “Wonderful folk induced epic”, “if you like Frightened Rabbit you need to hear this band” – Jim Gellatly (BBC Scotland/Clyde 1)

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  • The Broken Ravens the broken ravens The Broken Ravens:  a rock band from Stornoway.  Not something you hear every day but these guys are fantastic.
    With diverse influences ranging from Howlin Wolf to Slayer the foursome brought these influences together and banged heads to create their own sound. ‘Heavy with a hint of weird’ was on the menu and the songs started flowing.

    "...White Gold, possibly one of - if not THE best - songs I’ve heard this year. A morality tale with drugs, devils, killers, vampires, babes, sunshine, prison cells and the white gold itself, you need to hear it.........its legend unfolding and sending a shiver down your spine."
    Highland News

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  • Campfires in Winter campfires in winter Campfires In Winter a four-piece band from Croy, near Glasgow. Coming together in 2009, Campfires In Winter sculpt a sound influenced as much by post rock as it is by guitar pop music, creating something searing and expansive yet always melodic. Having played alongside the likes of RM Hubbert, Kid Canaveral, St Deluxe and Mitchell Museum, Campfires In Winter are an accomplished and polished live band.  Their new EP, 'Picture of Health' is out now!

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  • Roman Nose roman nose TechElectro trio based in Glasgow, coming from such far flung territories as Türkiye, Israel and Airdrie. Formed less than a year ago, have already racked up support slots with the likes of The Glitch Mob and 2manydj's. The 3 members are GP, Cheteen, BulletBeard choose to conceal their identities while performing due to outstanding bail and immigration issues.

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  • Shiverin’ Sheiks shiverin’ sheiks Bombastic 50's pop, Country Gospel, Dancefloor Rock n' Roll and Doo Wop from these wandering princes of the desert.

    Featuring a Hidden Master, Some 5 Aces and Boogaloo Investigators and one Meat Man.

    The members of this Glasgow 4 piece have been at the vanguard of roots music in Scotland for the past decade. A dynamite live band honed on a diet of 300 gigs a year they present an original take on music from the atomic age, the prohibition era and british beat music.

    They are also the first band to release a single from the brand new BrewDog Records!

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  • Findlay Napier findlay napier Nominated as Songwriter of the year in the 2010 ‘MG Alba Music Awards’ Napier has been emerging as a writer and performer of increasingly impressive stature and is clearly relishing the chance to put his own work centre stage. It certainly merits such standing, especially matched with his colourfully expressive, thrillingly powerful voice.  We can't wait to have him back at Brew at the Bog 2014!

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  • Friends in America friends in america With influences ranging from Radiohead to Simon & Garfunkel, Friends in America's atmospheric dream-pop/alternative rock music is highly driven by Rawlings' crafted and genuine lyrics and heartfelt vocal performance. Having spent two years writing, they have also taken the time to establish themselves as an energetic, passionate and unpredictable live band around Scotland.

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  • Bronagh & The Boys bronagh & the boys Six-piece Glasgow band, Bronagh & the Boys, are led by Belfast singer Bronagh Monahan. Heavily influenced by the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Amy Winehouse, they blend a classical, soulful sound with infectious harmonic pop.

    The 23-year-old singer/songwriter has brought her unique style to Glasgow's renowned music scene, and is now one of the city's fastest rising female vocalists.

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  • Machines in Heaven machines in heaven "The likely bet to follow Chvrches as Glasgow's new synth-pop heroes" - Billboard Magazine

    "Deserves your attention.. amazing!"  Ally McCrae - BBC Radio 1

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  • Miss Irenie Rose miss irenie rose Miss Irenie Rose, a singer-songwriter from the Isle of Lewis is said to have a voice like Joni Mitchell. With influences from around the world, her catchy whimsical style will definitely be a festival highlight for many!

    In early 2013 she took part in a documentary about Celtic Connections presented by Julie Fowlis and was nominated for best newcomer in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards. Irenie also reached the semi-finals of the Radio 2 Young Folk Musician of the Year Awards 2014.

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  • Tuff Love tuff love Lost Map Records' newest signing.

    Tuff Love are Julie, Suse and Michael from Glasgow - makers of dazzling, sun-streaked guitar pop.  Mesmerising lyrics, heart wrenching vocals, dreamy melodies.  The sound of pure summer; imagine all the best bits of Electrelane crossed with early-MBV, and a bit of Breeders swagger too.
    “Shimmering lo-fi pop without the fuss and the pretention; a short injection, but it stays in your system for quite some time. It’s like Pixies’ Kim Deal doing pure pop, and it sounds absolutely brilliant.” Ravechild

  • Beerjacket beerjacket Beerjacket performed at the very 1st Brew at the Bog and we're delighted to welcome him back in 2014.

    His new album Darling Darkness will be released on 27 January.

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  • Skinny Dipper skinny dipper Post indie girl-pop stringcore from Glasgow, Dundee, Toronto, Aberdeen, Cumbernauld, and Co Clare, Ireland.

  • Kill the Waves kill the waves Kill The Waves make dreamy, experimental pop.

    "The band continue to weave layers and loops on top of each other with the ease of a band that have been playing for many years, but still maintaining a naive fragility that is echoed through Tim Kwant's passionate words" - Alan Laidlaw, Rokbun

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  • Searching for Donkeys searching for donkeys Inverness based 4-piece playing all original, upbeat, indie-rock tunes, with a high calibre of drivey hooks.  Not to be missed!

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  • Have Mercy Las Vegas have mercy las vegas Have Mercy Las Vegas are a lively and energetic band, formed on the shores of Loch Lomond. They are causing a bit of a stir on the Glasgow folk scene with their unique sound, which although largely folk and blues based, is hard to pin down to an exact brand. All coming from musical families and playing a range of instrumentation, each band member adds a different style, resulting in great original songs performed with enthusiasm and passion.

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  • The Elephant Sessions the elephant sessions Neo-trad quintet from the Highlands!

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  • Verona verona Local lad James Mackenzie's new hard pop outfit

  • Lionel lionel Formed in mid summer 2012, Lionel are a classic blend of guitar chords, the singing of words, the plucking of bass notes, and the hitting of drums.

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  • Vic Galloway – MC vic galloway – mc Vic Galloway presents BBC Radio Scotland's indie music show every Monday evening

    After attending his first live concert by The Damned in 1985, Vic became obsessed with music, record collecting, silly haircuts and all the trappings of a teenage rocker... much to his mother's dismay.

    On leaving school in 1990, Vic immersed himself in rock’n’roll. He formed a band, and busked his way around Europe for six months. Vic also worked on the other side of the music industry - writing for fanzines, setting up independent labels, and working as press and radio promoter.

    His journey into radio presenting was unforeseen. When prompted to make a tape in 1999 for a new regional Radio 1 show he obliged and, to his surprise, got the job. From 1999 until 2010 he presented weekly new-music shows on Radio 1.

    Other jobs in BBC radio over the years include presenting outside broadcasts from festivals like T in the Park, SXSW, Indian Summer, and Live 8; plus a ton of national shows on BBC Radio 1, and deputising for the Marc Riley Show on BBC 6Music. On BBC Radio Scotland, he fronted two weekly series of Mouthing Off and The Big Scottish Adventure, plus various documentary series including Indie-pendent Scotland, The Banned History of rock'n'roll, Meet the Neighbours, Monster on your Doorstep and School for Genius.

    Vic's TV work includes six years of T in the Park coverage; hosting The Music Show on BBC Two; BBC Four’s Caledonia Dreaming; and Channel 4’s Transmission. In June 2012 he presented a BBC Two documentary on the South by South West festival in Austin, Texas for the ‘Artworks’ series.

    As a freelance journalist, Vic regularly contributes to broadsheets, magazines and websites. He is currently writing his first book on music, Songs in the Key of Fife, about the East Neuk scene.

    Vic is often invited to host and MC music events and awards ceremonies, and has compered Edinburgh’s legendary Hogmanay celebrations for three years running. As a club DJ, he has played in student unions, festivals and clubs across the UK and Europe. On top of that he also writes, performs and produces music of his own.

    Vic lives in Edinburgh, likes getting tattooed, eats spicy food and wants World peace!

    You can contact him at twitter.com/vicgalloway and vicgalloway.com.

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  • Ally McCrae – MC ally mccrae – mc Ally plays records and says things on BBC Radio 1

    Is the hype guy for BBC Introducing

    Puts on gigs with Detour Scotland

    and manages PRIDES!

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“No other Scottish festival comes close to the support Brew at the Bog shows emerging acts.” Ally McCrae, BBC Radio 1