As over 60 acts get set to shake the Highland Capital during XpoNorth 2015, we highlight 12 that are not to be missed.
goNORTH returns to the Highland Capital, Inverness, over the 4th and 5th of June with another multimedia package offering insights into the worlds of TV, Film, Literature, Digital and of course Music. The diverse conference programme boasts a range of key creative industry speakers, while the showcase element sees over 60 bands showcase across 10 city centre venues. Here we highlight some of the must-see acts on offer at this year’s event.
A selection of the best new artists to play at the annual GoNorth festival and conference taking place in Scotland on June 5-6.
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Following its successful launch in 2011, the IMPALA European Independent Album of the Year Award is back for its third edition, with voting now taking place on an 18-album shortlist to decide this year’s winner.
This European Mercury-style award celebrates the musical talent and diversity of independent European releases. It promotes exceptional artists and the independent sector alike.
Who will succeed Adele, winner of the 2012 award with her album 21? The winner will be selected by a jury of IMPALA Board members, who have four weeks to vote.
You can listen to select tracks from the nominated albums below, or check them out on IMPALA's own Spotify playlist.
The full list of nominees is:
Afterhours – Padania (Germi)
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave (Infectious)
Compact Disco – Sound Of Our Hearts (CLS)
Cro – Raop (Chimperator)
Django Django – Django Django (Because Music)
El Perro Del Mar – Pale Fire (Ingrid)
Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood of Colour (Ambush Reality)
First Aid Kit – The Lion's Roar (Wichita)
Frenkie – Troyanac (Menart)
John Talabot – ƒIN (Permanent Vacation)
Jukka Poika – Yhdestä puusta (Suomen Musiikki)
Kaizers Orchestra – Violeta Violeta Vol. III (Petroleum Records)
The Kyteman Orchestra – The Kyteman Orchestra (Kytopia)
Libar – Libar (Menart)
Netsky – 2 (Hospital Records)
Norberto Lobo – Mel Azul (Mbari)
Shaka Ponk – The Geeks and The Jerkin' Socks (Tôt ou Tard / Wagram)
The xx – Coexist (XL Recordings)
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