Originally from Ayrshire, the alternative rock band moved to Glasgow in May of 1993 and released their first EP, Buzz, under Electric Honey shortly after.
Their EP gained some traction, landing Baby Chaos a feature on BBC2’s The Late Show, before being signed to East West Records in August 1993.
Their first album, Safe Sex, Designer Drugs & The Death of Rock ‘N’ Roll, was released in 1994 which earned the band a spot in Kerrang’s Klass of ’94 feature.
The band split in 1998 before reforming in 2013.
Featuring Stevie Jackson, who would later join Belle and Sebastian, the indie-rock group recorded and released their only single, Can You See? in May 1995 under Electric Honey, before splitting to pursue other avenues.
After meeting in Stow College’s Beatbox programme, Belle and Sebastian’s founding members Stuart Murdoch and Stuart David recorded a number of demos with their then-professor, Alan Rankine. Impressed by the quality, the indie pop group were picked up by Electric Honey, and after just three days of recording, the band’s first album, Tigermilk, was released in 1996.
Tigermilk is often cited as a classic influential album, with the track The State I Am In particularly revered. As such, the original album, of which only 1000 copies were printed, is now somewhat of a collectors item today.
The success of the debut album has led to continuous success for Belle and Sebastian, releasing eight more albums, and receiving worldwide acclaim and numerous awards including Best Newcomer at the 1999 BRIT Awards.
Initially forming the band during their time at the University of Dundee, the band, known at the time as Polarbear, moved to Glasgow and subsequently released three-track EP Starfighter Pilot with Electric Honey in 1996.
Later renamed Snow Patrol, the band followed in the footsteps of Belle and Sebastian and moved to Jeepster records, with whom they released their debut album.
As of 2018, the band is now on their seventh album, and has received ongoing commercial and critical success across the world. Selling over 13 million records and receiving numerous BRIT Awards, the band’s most popular single, Chasing Cars, was even named song of the decade by Channel 4 in 2009.
Originally formed in 1995, the band, known at the time as Skrewfish, released their first single, Iname, under independent label Babi Yaga after gaining some attention locally.
Now living in Glasgow, and with two members of the band attending Stow College, they eventually signed with Electric Honey and released their debut EP, thekidswhopoptodaywillrocktomorrow, in 2000. The title track received airplay on BBC Radio Scotland with DJ Vic Galloway.
After performances at T in the Park the same year, the band were subsequently signed by independent label Beggar’s Banquet. Biffy Clyro has gone on to achieve mainstream success after signing with record label 14th Floor in 2006, with their 2007 album Puzzle reaching number 2 in the UK Album Chart and 39th worldwide. As of 2018, the band has sold more than 1 million albums and 400,000 singles in the UK alone, with their eighth album due for release in the same year.
Pupkin released four-track EP Morning Light in 2001 via Electric Honey Records.
Policechief released four-track EP Coup de Grace in 2002 via Electric Honey Records.
The Scottish indie band originally formed in 1999 and after numerous line-up changes, released their first single I Need More Time in 2001 under Glasgow-based label Play Records.
After success on the T-Break stage at T in the Park, which seen the band receive airtime on BBC1, Odeon Beatclub released Behind My Eye through Electric Honey in 2003. After the release of various collaborative EPs, the band filled in for, and later supported Babyshambles on the Scottish dates of the tour.
The band’s self-titled first album was eventually released in 2007, before finally splitting in 2009 to pursue other avenues.
Poor Old Ben was formed in Glasgow in 2001.
The band signed with Electric Honey Records in 2004 and released the EP Another Day in the same year.
Poor Old Ben disbanded in 2005.
Described as “unmistakably Scottish”, Clearfall released .sculpt.paint.sketch. through Electric Honey in 2005.
Featuring a single of the same name, the two-track electronic-rock-pop release also included Apologies and Diaries.
The ever-changing style of Glaswegian rock band How To Swim is reflected in its continuously changing line up.
Formed in 2000 at Glasgow School of Art, the band was quick to release three home-recorded EPs, before releasing their first album, Start Life in 2D in 2003. Although this album was not released under Electric Honey, it was recorded at Stow College.
The band eventually signed with Electric Honey in 2005, beginning work on The Littlest Orgasm EP, which was released in 2006. The singles Logical Man and Bones, both of which featured on the EP, received considerable airplay across various BBC stations. How To Swim were also featured on Electric Honey’s Thank You for Being You, released in 2007.
The band have since released numerous other works, including HTS’15 in 2018.
After forming in 2005, the band released a number of demos, catching the attention of Electric Honey before eventually signing with the label in 2007.
The band’s debut single, Sorry for Clothes, and the follow-up Remember Fun, gained considerable radio play on BBC Radio 2 and were both eventually chosen as single of the week.
Wake The President later released a 10-track album, named You Can’t Change That Boy in 2007, before returning to the studio in 2011 to record Zumutung!, which was later released with the band’s own label, We Can Still Picnic.
Formed in 2004, The State Broadcasters spent their formative years gigging and perfecting their line-up. This ultimately paid off, culminating in the band being named Best New Act at Celtic Connections in 2006, much to their surprise.
Their self-titled EP was a success, and as such the band was signed to Electric Honey in 2008.
The band released Let’s Make T-Shirts, their first single via Electric Honey, in the same year, with the album following shortly after in March of 2009. The album was a success, receiving critical acclaim from national newspapers. Their next album, named Ghosts We Must Carry was released in 2012.
Formed in 2012, Harry and The Hendersons are a seven-piece blues, folk and country band from Glasgow.
The band resleased the single Give Me Proof in 2013, which was the last record to be released from Electric Honey’s original home, Stow College.
The band now performs as The Hoojamamas and continue to produce msuic.
Formed in 2008, Woodenbox with a Fistful of Fivers (now known as Woodenbox) are a Glasgow based folk-rock band comprising of 6 members; Ali Downer, Nick Dudman, Fraser McKirdy, Jordan Croan, Sam Evans and Phil Caldwell.
The band signed to Electric Honey in 2009 and subsequently released their 2010 debut album Home and the Wild Hunt which featured the singles Besides The Point and Twisted Mile. The album received praise from critics such as Vic Galloway, and the single Twisted Mile was even named as Single of the Week on BBC Radio 2 in November 2010.
Spanning the genres of folk, Blues and Americana, their unique sound bears resemblance to Ennio Morricone’s scores for the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone.
Unique and experimental, White Heath are an ‘all-sound music of the future' band from London. Soon after their formation in 2007, the band moved from London to Edinburgh before signing with Electric Honey in 2010.
The band released the album Take No Thought for Tomorrow in 2011 under Electric Honey, with 7:38am, GG and When the Watchmen Leave their Station being released as singles.
Despite recording under the watchful eye of Jim Sutherland, music producer of Disney film Brave and producer of over 60 albums, the record did not receive widespread radio play due to issues with the lead singer’s pronunciation.
In 2013 White Heath moved back to London and continue to produce music.
French Wives were formed in 2008 when founding duo Stuart Dougan (vocals, guitars) and Scott MacPherson (guitars, vocals) met on Myspace. The rest of the band – Chris Barclay (bass), Jonny Smith (drums) and Siobhan Anderson (violin, vocals) – were recruited through friends.
The band had been in contact with Electric Honey over the years and eventually signed with the label in 2011.
Their subsequent ten-track album, Dream of the Inbetween, which featured the singles Numbers and Younger as well as some pre-Electric Honey tracks, was a success, achieving fourth place in the Blog Sound of 2012 poll. Shortly after the release of the album, the band toured the USA, before splitting in 2013.
Miniature Dinosaurs are a four-piece indie/pop band formed in Stirling in 2010, consisting of Barry Maclean (Vocals, Guitar), Andrew McAllister (Guitar, Keys), Alban Dickson (Bass) and Samuel Waller (Drums).
The band received early success: three months before their first gig in early 2009, their debut single (I Want to Watch) Top Gear received airplay on BBC Radio 1, with Vic Galloway describing the sound as “a teaspoon of the Killers, a dash of the Associates, a soupcon of Pulp and a large dollop of Indie Pop”.
After signing with Electric Honey in 2011, Miniature Dinosaurs released their first single with the label, Fight or Flight which was used on MTV drama Being Victor.
In 2012 the band returned to the live scene with a nomination for Best Live Act in the SAMA awards and soon afterwards were signed to Integrity Records, through which the single Lemonade and EP Turn It On were released.
After splitting in 2014, In The Spirit of Everything was released as a digital download.
Formed in 2009, Young Aviators are a four-piece garage pop band consisting of Declan McKay (guitar, vocals), Kyle Haughey (bass, backing vocals), John Markey (drums, backing vocals) and Oliver Melling (sampling and backing vocals). Declan, Kyle and John grew up together in the picturesque seaside town of Warrenpoint in County Down before making the conscious decision to relocate to Glasgow to study and play music together. Oliver joined the band in 2014.
Their influences include The Jam, The Clash, Tom Vek and Public Service Broadcasting.
The band released the single The Question Is? and their debut album Self Help on Electric Honey in May 2013 as part of the label’s 20th anniversary celebrations. The album was recorded in Chem19 Studios with producer Jamie Savage and launched in Glasgow’s Oran Mor to coincide with the West End Festival.
Young Aviators have toured in the UK and Europe supporting bands such as Travis, The Subways and Reef. The band released Drive-Thru Culture Night in 2015 before disbanding shortly afterwards.
After signing with Electric Honey in 2013, singer/songwriter Alex Hynes released five-track EP Slow Your Breath.
Norweigan indie-pop group Je Suis Animal signed with Electric Honey in 2008 and released Fortune Map in the same year, as part of a joint single featuring Wake The President’s Miss Tierney.
Described as “staccato grunge-pop” by BBC DJ Vic Galloway, Schnarff Schnarff are a five-piece originally from Inverness.
The band released their self-titled five-track EP via Electric Honey in 2014. This brought considerable attention, with the record receiving airplay on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music amongst others, as well as leading to a headline performance on the T Break Stage in 2015 and a nomination in SAMA’s Best Rock Alternative in 2015.
The band released their debut album The Evil That We Do… in 2016 via Black Dug Records, before splitting in 2018.
Originally hailing from Aberdeen, Apache Sun are a pyschadelic rock duo formed in 2014.
Following on from their debut single Silouettes/My Everything, Apache Sun released their self-titled five track debut EP via Electric Honey in 2015.
Now signed to 30th Century Records, the duo have gone on to play King Tuts.
Glasgow-based singer-songwriter Finn LeMarinel signed with Electric Honey in 2015, after the successful release of the debut album Violence and EP Waiting for Anatomy, both of which received airplay on BBC Radio Scotland.
The resulting EP, Love is Waves was released via Electric Honey in 2015. The EP receiving critical acclaim from The Daily Record and airplay on BBC Radio Scotland.
As of 2018, Finn LeMarinel continues to produce music, including the singles I don’t think its your fault anymore. I just miss you in 2016, and Strings, released in 2018
After learning to play the Kora at the young age of nine, Yacouba Sissoko began to tour at fifteen to share the stories of his people and to learn from other cultures. Sissoko has since worked with numerous artists spanning several genres, such as Paul Simon and Harry Belafonte, and has featured on 15 albums.
After signing with Electric Honey, Sissoko released Ti Mangala Ki in 2015.
Yacouba Sissoko received the Sunshine Award for Performing Arts in 2016.
Originally a Music Business student at Glasgow Kelvin College, Dundee-born Be Charlotte signed with Electric Honey in 2016, after years of building her reputation through gigging and work with Creative Scotland.
Be Charlotte released the single Discover in the same year to critical acclaim and frequent airplay. The single was also named Single of the Week on Janice Forsyth’s BBC Radio Scotland show.
Named as Best Electronic Act by SAMA in 2016, Be Charlotte has since signed with Sony Records.
The Claramassa signed with Electric Honey in 2016, releasing their four-track debut EP Being Alive in the same year.
The six-piece pop group went on to work with Jim Gellatly and were featured on The Riverside Show.
The band has since split.
Describing themselves as a “past post-modern bug-eyed beatnik group”, the Glasgow-based alternative indie-rock group Pronto Mama were formed in 2011.
The band released their first two EPs, Lickety Split and Niche Market in 2014 in quick succession, with their energetic presence gaining support from the likes of BBC 1 Introducing’s Ally McCrae.
After playing numerous gigs and festivals over the years, such as T in The Park, Belladrum and even a few dates in Poland in 2015, the band signed to Electric Honey in 2017.
Their highly anticipated album, Any Joy, was released in May 2017 and has since received airplay from both BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6, as well as a nomination for Scottish Album of the Year.
Originally a performance student at Glasgow Kelvin College, Toni Woods signed to Electric Honey in 2018, releasing the single Better Man in the same year.
The single was recorded in Clydebank’s Barne Studio, and produced by The Well Green’s Marco Rea, whilst the video for the single was directed by TV Production students at Glasgow Kelvin College.
Originally formed in 2010, Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 are currently hailed as one of Scotland’s best live acts.
The band have numerous awards such as Best Live Act by SAMA in 2015 and Best Live Act by Pure M Awards in the same year.
The band signed with Electric Honey in 2018, and released the single Peace, Love & Mustard in May of the same year.
In 2018, the band also travelled to the Korean border to perform at the DMZ Peace Train Music Festival.
Originally from Falkirk, five-piece band The Nickajack Men released their first single Gordo in 2016.
The band have gained considerable attention, having received numerous awards over the years.
The Nickajack Men signed with Electric Honey in 2018 and released the singles Changed Ways and Different Languages in May of the same year. Changed Ways was particularly well received, earning airplay on BBC Radio Scotland.
The band also played numerous festivals in 2018, including a headline slot on the breakthrough stage at Party At The Palace.
Eight Miles High released the single Go in 1993 via Electric Honey Records.
Flow released the single I Can Love You in 1998 via Electric Honey Records.
Rob Alexandra released the single Crystal Ball in 1999 via Electric Honey Records.
Created by Stow College’s Douglas MacIntyre, Ken McCluskey and alum Sharon Martin, The Kingfishers released a cover of Vic Godard’s Make Me Sad in 2008.
The single was recorded in Stow College Studios, assisted by the college’s Music Production students.