Following the initial punk explosion, two independent labels (Fast Product and Postcard Records) put Scotland on the map with a short lived but incredible bursts of activity, which had an enduring influence on the musical landscape.

Edinburgh’s Fast Product was as pivotal as Rough Trade, releasing singles by The Human League and Gang of Four whilst Glasgow’s Postcard Records brought the world homegrown talent like Orange Juice (featuring Edwyn Collins) and Josef K.

Big Gold Dream is an engrossing account of a music scene driven by inspiration and competitiveness

It also features The Fire Engines and The Scars. The documentary is as well a study in indie inspiration and cinematic perseverance. Director Grant McPhee spent 10 years getting this project to the screen – well over the combined lifespan of his primary subjects – fitting in the work around a busy career as a film and TV cameraman.

But the time has come, and attention to  his archaeological excavation of the Edinburgh and Glasgow scenes from the late ’70s to the mid ’80s:

Will screen at City Kino Wedding on the 26th of March

And for that special occasion All Tomorrows Parties will be giving away 1×2 tickets so that you too could maybe dream of starting your own label!

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But most important: don’t miss this film!

The director will also be there on the 26th and there will be a Q&A session! Afterwards the DJs “What Difference Does It Make” will be playing the “Sound of Young Scotland” – how perfect is that?

Watch the trailer to get in the mood:

The Big Gold Dream – Trailer 1 from grant mcphee on Vimeo.