Dictator are the next Scottish anthem makers.
"Selling out shows throughout the country.Dictator are the atmospheric rock band here tomake you feel the depths of the human soul" -Former BBC Radio1 DJ Phil Taggart
Heartbreaking ballads and foot stomping indiebangers. This is a band with a strong focus oncollaboration and an outspoken socialconscious, they are vocal supporters of theirlocal scene and have an intimate connection withtheir fanbase. Combining this with tongue incheek social media antics and playful liveperformances ensures they are a consistentmust see live act.
Inspirations are worn on their sleeves with clearnods to Gorillaz, Primal Scream,Glass Animals,Alt-J, Beck and London Grammar. They insist onpushing their musical boundaries, defying alllabels and expectations and creating their ownunique blend of Electronic Indie Pop.
Despite numerous lockdowns, the bandcontinued to release music and grow acommitted fanbase in Scotland and beyond.Even adding in some A-list celebrity fans likeActor Robert Carlyle and gaining a support slotfrom musical peers Glasvegas. Hailing from thecreatively fertile land of West Lothian, the bandbegan on the same circuits as Lewis Capaldi andshared the same stages in previous iterationsbefore eventually becoming Dictator and evenshared a rehearsal room with chart toppers TheSnuts. However the group dont intend to ride onthose coat tails and instead aim to carve outthere on paths. Hear them flex their genre-bending muscles with Releases via theirSoundcloud.
All the releases have gained national networkairplay with continual support from Radio X, BBCRadio 6Music, XS Manchester and BBCIntroducing. With Days Gone By winning TheWeekender Magazines Song of the Year 2020and more recently they battled Swim School,Spyres and Memes to win the top spot for aSAMA (Scottish Alternative Music Award) in thebest Rock/Alternative category 2021.