Teenage Superstars – The Guardian Pick of the Week – Jan 2021


TV tonight: the story behind the golden age of Scottish indie

From Primal Scream to The Jesus and Mary Chain, a new documentary explores the Scottish indie scene. Plus: The Masked Singer continues. Here’s what to watch this evening (c) Ammar Kalia / The Guardian

Teenage Superstars

9pm, Sky Arts

Grant McPhee brings this joyous doc telling the story of the golden
age of Scottish indie, from 1982 to 1992, featuring contributions from
some of its most well-known proponents including members of the Jesus
and Mary Chain, Primal Scream and BMX Bandits (pictured). Following on
from McPhee’s Big Gold Dream, which charted the country’s post-punk
scene, it shows how Scots bands gained fame with a concurrent US
vanguard, helped by the formative Creation Records label, before
giving way to the juggernaut of Britpop in the 90s. Ammar Kalia

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