Golden Cans for music makers

Mogwai are among the most recent recipients of a Golden Can

Tennent’s Lager has announced a further four recipients of its newly founded ‘Golden Can’ award.
The brewer is honouring some of Scotland’s most influential musicians with Mogwai, Jackmaster, Franz Ferdinand and Hudson Mohawke all receiving the congratulatory cans last week.
The awards were established at the beginning of the year to celebrate those who have made significant contributions to Scottish culture.
The only two previous winners of a can were Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and Scottish band Biffy Clyro.
Producer Hudson Mohawke, who has collaborated with Kanye West and Drake, said: “I’ve been a loyal fan for years, particularly of everything Tennent’s have contributed to and been involved with in supporting the arts in Scotland. From the old Triptych fest at grassroots level right up to full scale T in the Park.”
Festival DJ Jackmaster said he was honoured to be in the same company as the other winners.
“It feels strange to me to be counted amongst such a prestigious list of Scottish musicians,” he said. “I’m just a guy from Glasgow who plays records. It’s amazing to be awarded the Golden Can though.
“I’ve also drunk enough of the product over the years, so it’s really about time I was awarded something.”
Tennent’s head of brand marketing, Alan McGarrie, said the firm is “proud to add four of the biggest names to come out of the Scottish music scene to our Golden Can Hall of Fame”. He added that there will be further Golden Cans awarded in the coming months.