The Scots take control of Rockness 2011

Nominated for best newcommers in the Scottish music awards, James McKenzie And The Aquascene played earlier to a modest but appreciative main stage crowd at RockNess 2011.

Scottish trio The Twighlight Sad complete the musical Hors d’œuvre that make the mainstage feast of local bands at today’s festival.

Treating Rockness to tracks from their two critically acclaimed albums ‘Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters’ and latest ‘Forget the Night Ahead’, the band were on ear-bleeding form as they battled against an appaling sound.

During the set, frontman James Graham paused to chastise a crowd member for lobbing a bottle, which missed its target.

“It’s perfect Sunday blues,” said Tim Smallridge, 32 from Donyatt, “I love Arab Strap, and the Twighlight Sad soundtrack my hoovering routine at home, I love a good mope me!”

The final day of Rockness 2011 continues with sets from fellow Scots Glasvegas and Paolo Nutini.