Scotland has a long tradition of producing groundbreaking, high-quality independent music. For this Glasgow was usually acting as a focal point. A group of songs emerged around the Chemikal Underground label, the group that attracted groups such as The Pastels and Teenage Fanclub. The names of Delgados, Mogwai, Bis, Arab Hanger and Franz Ferdinand were the faces of Scottish music for a generation.
In 1997 a Scottish busload of drunks went to France. Their goal was not a possible place for a small Mauron town. Niall McCann’s Lost in France film follows a handful of musicians when they return to Britain twenty years later.