So, the new season of the Scottish Premier League kicks off tomorrow. That seems like something I can make into a post.
Plan A was to find a band that supported each team. That plan went right out the window as soon as I realised that I have no idea what bands support anyone but three or four clubs, so instead you are getting a band from the relevant town or city, or as close as I can get at least.
I still ended up struggling a bit, if you support any of the teams in the SPL and have a better suggestion let me know.
Aberdeen: Sorry Dons, right now the best I can offer you is Lily Allen, and I doubt her credentials.
Celtic: Loads to choose from for this one and one of the few Scottish clubs that seem to have musicians happy to admit to supporting. I won’t risk pissing off a chunk of my visitors by suggesting that this is because Celtic are brilliant. Oops…
Anyway, our band of choice for Celtic are Mogwai, since they seem to especially enjoy annoying Rangers supporters on their website. In the interest of fairness – see the Rangers entry – we’ve got some rubbish fans too, Martine McCutcheon for example.
Dundee United: About half of Deacon Blue are Dundee United fans, so that’s who you are stuck with.
Falkirk: You’ve got Arab Strap in the “I don’t know who supports you, here’s a band from the town” draw.
Hamilton Academical: Right about now I’m thinking this was a terrible idea. You have been randomly selected Teenage Fanclub since Bellshill is near Hamilton, even though at least some of them are Celts.
Hearts: You’ve got Cicero, you lucky people.
Hibernian: Easy, The Proclaimers.
Kilmarnock: Oooh not a clue. The closest I can get you is Biffy Clyro, since they are Ayrshire
Motherwell: The Delgados. Yay, an easy one. The Delgados even had Dougie Arnott on the cover of their The Weaker Argument Defeats The Stronger single.
Rangers: Sorry Rangers supporters, most of the folk I can think of that support the Gers are rubbish. Wet Wet Wet, Leon Jackson, some of Travis, David Sneddon, Lulu, Amy McDonald… You can have AC/DC.
St. Johnstone: Stuart Cosgrove used to write for the NME, that’s as good as I can think of, sorry!
St. Mirren: Struggling again. Well, there’s Paulo Nutini, who supports Celtic. Dougie Vipond? I’ll just put a band from Paisley for this one I reckon, so St Mirren fans, you get Marvel Heights.
Well, that was a lot less successful than I’d hoped, yet I’m still posting it. Now lets see how many people yell at me (I suspect none, since that would involve people reading me…)