Saturday, 16 February 2008

Postcard Records : The Musical Journey of a Nation

Postcard on TV!

Caledonia Dreaming - Friday 22 February 2008 BBC Four, 9.00-10.00pm

Scotland has produced some of the world’s most original and influential pop music. Caledonia Dreaming charts the musical journey of a nation and the continued influence of the small Scots indie label, Postcard Records.
Unlike Liverpool and London, Scotland of the 1960s and 70s didn’t have much of a home-grown music scene but that all changed in the 80s with the creation of Postcard Records and their iconic ‘Sound of Young Scotland’. From humble beginnings in a tenement flat in the west end of Glasgow, Postcard went on to champion artists such as Orange Juice and Aztec Camera and open doors for bands including Simple Minds, Texas and Altered Images. Caledonia Dreaming highlights Postcard’s continued impact on Scottish pop, inspiring bands like Franz Ferdinand, Teenage Fanclub, Belle & Sebastian and Travis, among many others.(more)

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