XPO North Showcase Acts 


XPO North announce their list of Scotland’s hottest talent performing at their showcases this year! 

XPO North is the leading creative industries conference for Scotland’s emerging talent. Highlighting some of the best shining stars – the country has to offer and giving them a platform to showcase their talents. Featuring literally every one of our favourite Scottish acts just now – we couldn’t help but give you a run down of why this years line-up is a belter. 

Featured artists include atmospherically psychedelic Leith five-piece Ayakara bringing their adrenaline-fuelled set of eclectic tracks to the Highlands. Joining them will be feelgood rock quartet Bloodlines bringing a heavier twist to the lineup while still holding a jovial, mellow feeling to their tracks. Dunfermline quintet Dancing on Tables provide hazy, dreamy melodies wrapped up in luring harmonies and an all round captivating performance. Unapologetically driven Glasgow act Declan Welsh and the Decadent West will bring their powerfully raw performance showcasing their unique talents as musicians and Declan’s genius-like abilities as a lyricist. Our favourite high-energy sunny Edinburgh four-piece Indigo Velvet will be returning with their much loved fun stage presence and feelgood-fuelled tracks. 

Dark-pop Edinburgh act Mt Doubt will give a mellow twist to this years lineup with complexly intriguing tracks of intertwining dulcet melodies and performances that draw you into their warm presence. Noah Noah give an electric-fuelled indie feel to the lineup with lively performances that wrap you up in their high spirits leaving you lost in their rich fuzzy melodies and overall breezy feeling. All round eclectic Glasgow act Pronto Mama showcase their complexly layered material and diverse performance techniques with statement melodies and musical techniques they are a sure fire act of mixed genre influences across the spectrum. Punk fuelled aggressive riffs come from Glasgow based band Rascalton bringing an angry dynamic boldness to their performances which are sure to get you moving and wanting more. Another twist comes from Edinburgh indie-pop five piece Rebel Westerns, with bursting blissful synth melodies and an overall positively consuming nature their pleasure pop will have you wrapped up in its flowing melodies and dynamic presence. New wave, dark-pop Glasgow outfit The Ninth Wave will bring their captivatingly transcendent presence to Inverness showcasing their original style, echoing harmonies and pulsing feelgood melodies. Art-pop quartet The Vegan Leather provide vivid pop in a colourfully dynamic way with an underlying luring aggression to their fuzz fuelled performances. A band whose performance will leave you lost after its completion. Edinburgh quartet Vistas provide guitar fuelled melodies, sunny electric  riffs and an overall high energy presence with a jangly feelgood air to their performances they are sure to leave you in high spirits. 

XPO North is a two day event which should not be missed. It’s destined to be a brilliant couple of days with an absolutely insanely beautiful lineup. 

Further Acts also include:

  • American Clay
  • The Begbies 
  • BooHooHoo
  • Ded Rabbit 
  • EMILIE 
  • Emme Woods 
  • Savage Mansion 
  • Schnarff Schnarff 
  • Stillhound 
  • We Came From Wolves 
  • Tijuana Bibles 
  • Pure Grief 
  • Posable Action Figures 
  • Other Humans 
  • November Lights 
  • Miracle Glass Company 
  • Foreignfox  

Register here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/xponorth-scotlands-leading-creative-industries-festival-registration-31412164630 

Kitt @ Club Decode 2017 

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