Following the initial punk explosion, two independent labels (Fast Product and Postcard Records) put Scotland on the map with a short lived but incredible bursts of activity, which had an enduring influence on the musical landscape.
Edinburgh’s Fast Product was as pivotal as Rough Trade, releasing singles by The Human League and Gang of Four whilst Glasgow’s Postcard Records brought the world homegrown talent like Orange Juice (featuring Edwyn Collins) and Josef K.
Big Gold Dream is an engrossing account of a music scene driven by inspiration and competitiveness
It also features The Fire Engines and The Scars. The documentary is as well a study in indie inspiration and cinematic perseverance. Director Grant McPhee spent 10 years getting this project to the screen – well over the combined lifespan of his primary subjects – fitting in the work around a busy career as a film and TV cameraman.
But the time has come, and attention to his archaeological excavation of the Edinburgh and Glasgow scenes from the late ’70s to the mid ’80s:
Will screen at City Kino Wedding on the 26th of March
And for that special occasion indieberlin will be giving away 1×2 tickets so that you too could maybe dream of starting your own label!
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But most important: don’t miss this film!
The director will also be there on the 26th and there will be a Q&A session! Afterwards the DJs “What Difference Does It Make” will be playing the “Sound of Young Scotland” – how perfect is that?
Watch the trailer to get in the mood:
Mia Morris is co-founder of indieberlin and a Berlin native. She has been active in the Berlin arts scene since the early zeroes as photographer and visual artist, also under the name Funkyrotic. Mia Morris also runs ocular-online.de which specialises in SEO marketing and website optimisation.