Part of And the Beat Goes On . . . this month on Curzon12.
In Glasgow in the mid-1990s, flourishing indie rock band The Delgados established cult record label Chemikal Underground, heralding a renaissance of independent music in the city that would bring the likes of Mogwai, Arab Strap and Franz Ferdinand to the world.
This exhilarating new documentary explores the rise of this Glaswegian music scene, revisiting a defining, chaotic trip to France in the musicians’ early careers. Bursting with nostalgia, and featuring a stunning mix of live performances and frequently hilarious interviews, the film reunites key label personnel in an intimate exploration of friendship, memory and making music.
★★★★ "A hearty blast of indie-rock nostalgia" – Kevin Harley, The List
★★★★★ “A thought-provoking look at how the performance and production of independent music has radically shifted over the past two decades” – Lisa-Marie Ferla, The Arts Desk