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Emeli Sandé The Aberdeen soul-popper was studying medicine at Glasgow Uni whilst also penning hits for Cheryl Cole, Chipmunk and Tinie Tempah. Her recent solo tour proved she’s no slouch when it comes to performing either and her gutsy bluesy-goes-urban vocals have her widely tipped for stardom. www.myspace.com/ emelisande 12 THE LIST 6–20 Jan 2011

FOUND Is it breakthrough o’clock? Teaser videos from upcoming third album, factorycraft are floating around the web already, before its release on 14 March (on Chemikal Underground). The Edinburgh odd-poppers are also taking their Scottish BAFTA-winning moody, musical wardrobe, Cybraphon to Celtic Connections this month. foundtheband.com Emma’s Imagination The radio-friendly pop debut album from the 27-year-old Dumfries lass turned Glasgow busker Emma Gillespie comes out this fortnight (Polydor/ Future) after label owner Gary Barlow (yes, of Take That) saw her win Sky TV’s talent show Must Be the Music and snapped her up. emmas- imagination.co.uk

RM Hubbert This month the acoustic/percussive guitarist starts recording the follow- up to last year’s solo debut album. The as-yet-unnamed LP (on Chemikal Underground) will feature collaborations with Alasdair Roberts, Alex Kapranos, Aidan Moffat and others, then he’ll spend the spring supporting Mogwai round Europe. www.rmhubbert.com

The Son(s) Describing themselves as ‘a three person solo project’, the actively mysterious Son(s) was three guys, now whittled down to the Aberdeen and Edinburgh-dwelling ‘Karl’. Sounding like a trippier, 60s-echoing Midlake, first single ‘Radar’ comes out 17 Jan (on digi label Eli and Oz.) An album follows in March. theson.bandcamp.com