Many Scottish bands are not just popular in the UK: they have attracted worldwide fame as well. One of these was Wet Wet Wet, who hailed from Clydebank. Their version of “Love is all Around” was a huge number one hit which made the soundtrack of the film “Four Weddings and a Funeral” starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell. They are also known for their own superb ballads, such as “Goodnight Girl” or “Angel Eyes” which were brillianty performed by vocalist Marti Pellow, who went on to have a successful solo career.
Another favourite is the indie band, Travis, which has enjoyed a lot of success internationally, and is a huge live attraction. They are renowned for catchy melodic songs including “Driftwood”, “Re-Offender”, “Sing” and “Coming Around”. After a hiatus and relocating to Berlin, lead singer Fran Healey, who is considered to have inspired such famous acts as Coldplay, has reformed Travis in recent years.
Based in Glasgow, the fabulous indie chamber-folk band, Admiral Fallow, have made a smash ever since their formation in 2007. They are well known at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and their albums such as “Tree Bursts” are very sought after. Another popular indie band hailing from Selkirk is Frightened Rabbit. With their anthemic tunes, they are beloved on social media such as Tumblr or YouTube, where fans take the time to create homemade videos for the band. One of their best known tracks is “Get Out”, the lead single from their latest album “Painting of a Panic Attack”
The four piece band, Three Blind Wolves, are in much demand with their country songs and their psychedelic blues-rock, which is tinged with a layer of folk. They have a unique way of conveying heartfelt words, and their guitar playing is glorious. Another group to make the popular list is the Fridge Magnets, who are known for doing electro-club gigs better then most. They are revered as the band with the most buzz in Scotland, and have a number of cool supporters such as Japanese Popstars and Calvin Harris.