by / August 25th, 2008 /

Scottish bands announced for HWCH

And they are, in full….

Sons & Daughters – one of the Domino label hardest working and most recognizable signings and have grown, over 3 album releases, into a veritable tour de force with their distinctively rousing tunes and inch-perfect melodies. The band’s, most recent album, This Gift, is their most accomplished to date and has accelerated the band’s path to glory in conjunction with their typically grueling and uproarious touring schedule.

Desalvo – incendiary, visceral and genuinely perverse music. It’s extreme, jagged, twisted and penetrating. It leaves you feeling moist, aroused and slightly guilty. Mood Poisoner album out on Mogwai’s Rock Action Records Sept 2008.

Fangs – Glaswegian protagonists, androgynists, style icons and blood sucking monsters they strut, shout, sing, scream and riff their way through the red lights of punk -n’ disco. The next chapter in Scotlands idiosyncratic musical lineage.

Foxface – “rousing brittle folk” and “joyous jangling tunes” from Glasgow, they have earned a reputation for their live shows. A self-released 7″ was followed by inclusion on Chemikal Underground’s ‘Ballads of the book’ compilation and their debut LP This Is What Makes Us on Gargleblast Records.

Frightened Rabbit – Varoiusly described as “folk-tinged indie graphic” and “a Caledonian rejig of mid-period REM” the Selkirk 4-piece have seeped into the collective consciousness via Grey’s Anatomy and Hollyoaks soundtrack placements and plentiful touring on both sides of the Atlantic.

Half Cousin – distorted junkyard pop from the Orkney Islands, off the north-eastern tip of Scotland. Their debut album, The Function Room, appeared in 2004, inspired by the islands’ weather-beaten landscapes and off-beat characters.

Larmousse – Signed City Slang in 1999 – their 2000 debut album was critically lauded and after a long hiatus, founding member Cliff Henderson is now making music again with drummer David Gow and guitarist Steven Cossar. They are on the brink of recording their second album.

We Are The Physics – 4-piece Glaswegian purveyors of the completely fictional mutant science punk rock (think Devo, The Skids, Polysics, Buddy Holly & Ex Models). Their debut album, We Are The Physics Are OK At Music was released in May.

We Were Promised Jetpacks – offer a live set that rips along at breakneck pace but somehow delivers a mini-anthem in every tune, merging Postcard and C86 jangle with full-on alt-rock.

The Whisky Works – post-hardcore Glaswegian quartet delivering a uniquely raucous blend of guitar-driven noise with a blistering live performance via off-kilter drums, aggressive vocals and a cacophony of mammoth guitars.

  • istink

    Frightened Rabbit ! Can’t wait.

  • We Were Promised Jetpacks are notch, but Sons And Daughters have done a really brilliant job with this selection. I’m a wee bit excited by HWCH this year.

  • The Scot is happy. Huzzah!

  • kelly

    have the line up times been posted any where?

    you know for the whole festival?

  • Larmousse’s debut album/ep was one of the best post-rock records of the nineties, beautiful stuff. very very excited, better not be on the same time i am…

  • tomf

    are frightened rabbit playing on the 13th of 14th ?

  • jake

    i think the rabbit will be at andrew’s lane on sat 13th. says 14th on their myspace but what would they know ? either way i’ll be front and centre !