BBC ALBA brings Scotland’s newest, hottest bands back onscreen

RAPAL TV – showcasing the newest bands and artists from Scotland, is to make a happy return to our television screens on BBC ALBA, having established itself as one of the country’s hottest music shows.

Hosted by Emma MacInnes and Vic Galloway, the new 12 parter kicks off with studio sets from John Wean, Paul McGranaghan, Discopolis & The Holy Ghosts.

Soon to release their debut studio album, John Wean, formed in Uddingston in late 2009, will feature on the first show of the series – Thursday 21st February from 10.00 – 10.30pm. They’ll be performing  their track, New York Doesn’t Love You, already a Radio 1 airplay.

Largs based singer-songwriter, Paul McGranaghan also visits the RAPAL TV studio to perform Brown Buffalo, a standout track from his acclaimed 2012 debut LP, Carry The Torch.

Joining John Wean and Paul on the opening programme will be Edinburgh acousto-electronic band, Discopolis, taking to the stage for a rendition of their track, Lofty Ambitions’ & ‘Zenithobia – presenter Vic Galloway’s choice in RAPAL TV’s weekly feature, ‘According to Vic’.

Completing the opening week’s line-up will be The Holy Ghosts, a rock and roll five-piece from Edinburgh who will perform their single, Staring Down the Barrel, taken from their EP, The Devil On Your Side.

In upcoming shows in the series, Brown Bear & the Bandits, Anna Sweeney, Holy Mountain, Cara Mitchell, Niteworks, Ray McCartney & The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse and the Wat Wat Kings, Miaoux Miaoux, The Merrylees, Three Blind Wolves, Beerjacket and The Open Day Rotation will be among the acts featuring on the RAPAL TV stage.

RAPAL TV will be broadcast on BBC ALBA on Thursday 21 February at 10.00pm and repeated on Friday 22 February at 11.30pm. In addition to the new TV series, Rapal can be heard every Monday to Thursday at 7.00pm on BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal and more content can also be viewed online at

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