Wed 24 May 2023


BBC Introducing Rising Stars

With the road to Otherlands being well underway, we thought we would introduce you to some of the rising stars that you can find playing at the festival this year on our Sonare stage hosted by the mighty BBC Introducing. BBC Introducing have played a huge part in bringing some of Scotland's brightest shining stars to light such as Lewis Capaldi and Joesef.

This year, we are proud to present a string of up and coming Scottish artists; Humour, Lovesick, Becky Siksaka and more.


Humour is a band of 5 whose sound is intrinsically punk with perfectly improvised lyrics and symphonic yowled vocals. The band was born from flatmates sharing and practicing music together behind closed doors for their first year together in lockdown before they eventually showcased their music to an audience. The band mates lived across the street from one another and made their own makeshift vocal studio out of wood so they could practice whenever and as loudly as they liked. Little did they know, this would go on to set them up for performances at the likes of King Tut’s, Great Escape & Dot To Dot Festival. 


Recently shortlisted for BBC Introducing Scottish Act of the year, LOVESICK will be joining us in The Otherlands. The duo is made up of Glaswegian Julie Knox and Shaun Canning who met poetically over the phone, working for a life insurance company. Initially, they struggled to decide whether they wanted to create leftfield or pop music, but realised that as a duo, they could showcase both light and darker sides of their union. As their creative musical connection blossomed, a romantic one did too. Their first single was released in 2017, named “Sordid”, after the word they both used to describe a Christmas party where they first met in person. Since then, they have been shortlisted for BBC Introducing Scottish Artists Of The Year 2022.

Becky Sikasa

Becky Sikasa is a solo vocalist, formerly part of duo ‘Lunir’ and is heavily influenced and inspired by powerhouse female vocalists, such as SZA and Yebba Smith. Becky has had multiple releases in 2022, including ‘Lullaby’ and ‘Soulful Keeper’, with performances at Great Escape Festival, Loyle Carners ‘Machiavelli’ Podcast and a Best Acoustic Artist nomination at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards under her belt.

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