Published On: Thu, Dec 2nd, 2010 at 12:16am

Edinburgh Spotlight On Music

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Local website Edinburgh Spotlight has teamed up with Leith-based Bainbridge Music to launch Edinburgh Spotlight on Music, a live platform for unsigned local bands to show what they can do.  The evening of music at The Caves on Thursday December 2nd from 7pm will feature some of Edinburgh’s most promising acts.

Photo by Fiona McKinlay

Indie punk outfit The OK Social Club combine edgy hooks with story-telling lyrics, fantastic stage presence and “incendiary live sound.”  On Wednesday they tweeted to reassure fans, “Our gig at The Caves tomorrow night is still 100% ON. Nobody snows on our parade!”

The Nature Boys are a unique live outfit described by Bainbridge Music as an absolute must-see. Edinburgh Spotlight said they had “a chaotic energy which ensures the band provide an unforgettable visual experience, as they do a musical one… Always entertaining.”

Underclass have been developing their bluesey, electronic tinged indie rock for a year now, and with sing-along choruses and soaring vocals, their songs are destined to take them far. They describe themselves as Edinburgh’s best kept secret, but that secret will soon be out (assuming snowmageddon doesn’t throw a spanner in the works).

Live circuit regulars Cancel The Astronauts recently had their song used as theme music to MTV show Being Victor, and have been steadily amassing good reviews from local papers and music blogs.  They recently recorded a live session for Vic Galloway’s Radio One show, and tweeted today that they were looking forward to seeing themselves play – assuming singer Matthew can make it back from London to Edinburgh, and drummer Chris can escape from the snowy wastelands of Fife.

Maydays are originally from Wick, and having regrouped in Edinburgh for a short while are now scattered all over Scotland. As a result of this they don’t play often, so this is a unique chance to listen to their Belle and Sebastian-esque offerings.

The live music will be followed by Indie DJs playing till 3am, if you feel so inclined.  Tickets are available from the bands if you can find them, Tickets Scotland on Rose Street, or at this URL.

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