Edinburgh Bands

Edinburgh has not been as fertile a ground for songwriters and bands as its West Coast cousin Glasgow, but there have been many great acts come out of the capital.

  • Beta Band Full details of the band (3 of whom are originally from Edinburgh) with gig and album reviews.
  • Boards of Canada Ambient techno with a bluesy whiff.
  • Bloco Vomit Samba crossed with punk with some R n B thrown in for good measure!
  • Chocyamo Alt. rock 4-piece with female lead-singer. Includes mp3s.
  • The Des Moines Riot Four-piece rock band from Edinburgh.
  • Dominic Waxing Lyrical Off-the-wall singer-songwriter with growing local following.
  • Elevation Station Non-profit showcase for unsigned Scottish bands.
  • Garbage Best-known perhaps for their hit "Stupid Girl" and red-headed vocalist Shirley Manson, who comes from Edinburgh.
  • Indigo Echo Hard-working four-piece rock band formed in May '98.
  • The Mutineers Folkie Graeme E. Pearson & The Mutineers appeared in the footie movie A Shot At Glory. Now see the site...
  • Mutterfly Energetic local four-man indie rock band.
  • Norman Lamont Edinburgh songwriter with a dry wit.
  • The Proclaimers Scotland's most famous twins and Hogmanay headliners even named an album after their native Leith in Edinburgh.
  • A Band Called Quinn Smooth indie rock
  • The Ruffness Reggae-infused grooves from local foursome.
  • Salsa Celtica Scottish-Latin rhyhms from a flucatating big band.
  • Shooglenify Roof-raising folk funksters.
  • Swimmer One Info and mp3s from the new local band/record label duo.