Jim’s 10 for 2022

Jim Gellatly selects 10 emerging Scottish acts to watch out for in the coming year.

VLURE

One of Scotland’s most exciting live acts, the upcoming debut EP Euphoria is shaping up to be a landmark release.
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BROOKE COMBE

Laying down some wonderful soul-fuelled indie, the Edinburgh singer-songwriter has bagged a deal with Island Records.
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CHEF

A leading light in Aberdeen’s burgeoning hop-hop scene, the double SAMA-nominated rapper’s recent session on BBC Introducing in Scotland further demonstrated his potential.
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MURDO MITCHELL

First making his name as busker on the streets of Glasgow at a very young age, he’s now hooked-up with Norwegian label Compro Records.
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WUKASA

With tunes lying somewhere between Years & Years and The 1975, the alt. pop band look like major contenders.
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MORRELL

It was a while coming, but his debut single I Don’t Adore You is a glorious slab of Britpop-fuelled indie rock.
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LVRA

Recipient of the inaugural Sound of Young Scotland at the SAY Award she offers a captivating blend of electronic and R&B sounds.
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UNINVITED

Indie-rock with huge pop hooks and thought-provoking lyrics, the girls are a very exciting prospect.
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TAMZENE

The Highland singer-songwriter has been on the scene for a while but is set to enter an exciting new chapter in her career with her beautiful folk-tinged pop.
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THE KATUNS

Endorsed by pioneering This Feeling club night, the West Lothian indie rockers’ reputation was further enhanced opening for Vistas at the Barrowland.
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If you were wondering what Jim picked in previous years…

Jim’s 10 for 2021: Alex Amor / Bow Anderson / Daytime TV / Dead Pony / Drift / Joshua Grant / Liimo / Lizzie Reid / Mike McKenzie / Ruby Gaines

Jim’s 10 for 2020: Glassmasterer / Joesef / Keir Gibson / Luke La Volpe / Luna The Professor / Mark Sharp & The Bicycle Thieves / Retro Video Club / Spyres / Swim School / Zoe Graham

Jim’s 10 for 2019: Beta Waves / The Dunts / The Eves / Hyyts / OK Button / Parliamo / The Snuts / Stephanie Cheape / Us (Unify Separate) / Vistas

Jim’s 10 for 2018: Anchor Lane / Callum Beattie / Dancing On Tables / Dogtooth / Lewis Capaldi / Love Sick / The 101 / Rascalton / Skjør / Static Union

Jim’s 10 for 2017: BooHooHoo / Brat And The Bonemen / Emme Woods / Indigo Velvet / Kvasir / The Lapelles / The Ninth Wave / Shvllows / Siights / The Vegan Leather

Jim’s 10 for 2016: 100 Fables / Be Charlotte / Bella And The Bear / JR Green / Lional / Lucia Fontainé / Man Of Moon / November Lights / Single By Sunday / The Van T’s

Jim’s 10 for 2015: C Duncan / Jim Valentine / Kloe / Monogram / Neon Waltz / Sunshine Social / Tallia Storm / Tuff Love / White / The Wild Curve

Jim’s 10 for 2014: The Amazing Snakeheads / Mark Angels / Baby Strange / Herculean / Honeyblood / In Atlanta / Jakil / Model Aeroplanes / Prides / Vigo Thieves

Jim’s 10 for 2013: Anderson McGinty Webster Ward and Fisher / Chvrches / Fatherson / Fluorescent Hearts / Flutes / Fridge Magnets / Holy Esque / Madison / Megan D / The Velveteen Saints

Jim’s 10 for 2012: Bwani Junction / Carly Connor / Discopolis / The Imagineers / Jack Townes / John Wean / The LaFontaines / Little Eye / Nina Nesbitt / Vukovi

Jim’s 10 for 2011: Any Color Black / Capitals / Dot JR / Julia And The Doogans / Midnight Lion / Mopp / Saint Kilda / Rachel Sermanni / Shambles Miller / Weather Barn

Jim’s 10 for 2010: Ambulances / The Boy Who Trapped The Sun / Erland & The Carnival / French Wives / Alex Gardner / GoGoBot / Grum / Kassidy / Kid Adrift / Kitty The Lion

Jim’s 10 for 2009: Alto Elite / Healthy Minds Collapse / Mr Kil / Paper Planes / Pearl And The Puppets / The Phantom Band / Punch & The Apostles / Sugar Crisis / The Velcro Quartet / We See Lights

Jim’s 10 for 2008: The Fire And I / Broken Records / Urbnri / Fangs / Glasvegas / Big Face / Kizzy Star / The Vivians / Twin Atlantic / Attic Lights

Jim’s 10 for 2007: Drive-By Argument / Flood Of Red / ElectricBoyShock / Ghosts / The Law / The Envy Corps / Sixpeopleaway / Low Vs Diamond / Sergeant / Crash My Model Car

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