Aerial (Scottish band)

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Origin Aberdeen, Scotland
Genres Indie / Powerpop
Years active 1997-2002, 2013
Labels Fantastic Plastic Records / Syft Records
Members Colin Cummings
Mackie Mackintosh
Steven Henderson
Past members Paul Farquharson
Dale Potter
Scott Lyon
Andy Philips

Aerial were a power-pop band who formed in the late 1990s in Aberdeen, Scotland.


Aerial were a five-piece power-pop band formed in Aberdeen, Scotland in the late 1990s. In 1999, the band signed to London-label Fantastic Plastic Records[1] and recorded and released two EPs, Signal[2] and Star of the Show[3] in 2000.

Aerial played live across the UK in 2000 and 2001, making appearances at T in the Park, Glasgow’s Gig on the Green as part of a UK-tour with label-mates Astrid and Angelica.[4] Aerial’s debut album, Back Within Reach, was recorded by Duncan Cameron at Riverside Studios in Glasgow and released by Japanese label Syft Records in 2001.[5]

Aerial announced via their Twitter page that they had returned to the studio to record a new album, to be released in 2014.



  • Back Within Reach (SYFT-020LP, 2001)

EPs and Singles[edit]

  • Signal EP (FPS019 / SYFT009, 2000)
  • Star of the Show EP (FPS022 / SYFT013, 2000)


  1. ^ "Fantastic Plastic Records". Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Discogs". Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Star of the Show NME review". Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Highbury Garage review, NME". Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Discogs". Retrieved 12 August 2013. 

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