With support from Kings of Unity, Austin Miller & Band and Tiderays.
The Sandemans are a young, upcoming band from Perth inspired by 90’s Brit-pop and naughties indie. Formed in late 2016 and started gigging in June 2017, The Sandemans have went from packing small gigs in Perth and Dundee to playing the likes of the 02 ABC2 in Glasgow to headlining the 02 Academy 2.
After quite a long break there will be a bit of a buzz going around as they release their debut EP ‘Lose Control’ on the 30th November !
Austin Miller is a Guitarist/Songwriter from Glasgow. Through studying classical music he has developed a unique style of writing and continues to look for new ways to combine both classical and contemporary genres.
His EP ‘Some Degree Of Comfort’ showcases his abilities as a composer and performer. It was written and demoed entirely as a solo project in 2016. After getting some attention online from Producer/Engineer John Robert Lindsay it was then taken to ‘The Depot Studios’ in Edinburgh where it was recorded with John.
Known for his high energy live rock show’s this acoustic set at Webster’s is going to be something pretty different! His live band consists of Louis Campbell (Guitar) Chris McVinnie (Keys/Cello) Julian Pombo (Bass) and Stuart Donnachie (Drums).
Since they began in January 2017, Tiderays have established themselves on both a local level, selling out their debut EP launch, and on the Scottish music scene as a whole. Taking influence from bands such as Frightened Rabbit, Fatherson, Idlewild and Bon Iver, the band have amalgamated these influences with their own personal musical backgrounds, ultimately creating a
truly original Scottish indie/alternative rock sound.
Their ever-growing track record of gigs is one to be respected. After continuous live shows in their hometown of Dumfries, the four piece have begun to merge with the scenes in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle. They also excelled at putting on their own headline show in Scotland’s music capital with support from some of the best up and coming acts Glasgow has to offer.
As well as performing at reputable venues around the country, Tiderays have also been involved in larger-scale events. They took to the stage during the Big Burns Supper Arts Festival in Dumfries in 2017 and 2018 alongside Scottish legend Eddi Reader and a host of other acts to toast the bard. The band have since went on to make their debut music festival appearance at Electric Fields Festival in 2017 opening the main stage.
Since their debut demo in 2017, Tiderays have released two singles. In July 2018 they released ‘The Anchor’, engineered and produced by Rod Jones (Idlewild) at Post Electric Studios, Leith, Scotland. The Anchor was played extensively across digital networks and was featured by Jim Gellatly on Amazing Radio.
In October 2018, they released ‘Papillon’. Engineered and produced by Dave Miller (Electric Fields, Big Burns Supper, ONR.) at Circa 16 Recording Studios in Dumfries. This has been picked up by both digital and FM stations in Scotland and around the UK. It received Jim Gellatly’s ‘Track of the Day’ on Amazing Radio in November and then was featured on the BBC Introducing Mixtape by Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 Music.
On 16th December 2018, they received the accolade of ‘Artist of the Week’ by Born to be Wide in The Scotsman newspaper in partnership with The Association of Independent Music.