Under the Radar: Weekend Debt
Glasgow quartet Weekend Debt have been causing a stir this year thanks to sold-out hometown shows pre-lockdown and airplay from BBC Introducing on BBC Radio nan Gaidheal, Amazing Radio courtesy of Jim Gellatly and community station Pulse 984. The young band were scheduled to tour the UK last month, including a slot at the Stag & Dagger Festival. They did perform a live-streamed set on the original dates, and will play real-life shows (subject to restrictions being lifted) on 27 September in Edinburgh and 29 November in Glasgow.
Their latest single Legato has received over 40,000 plays owing to a growing online fanbase and being featured on Spotify playlists The Indie List, Scotify and Hot New Bands. Also, check out the band’s Facebook page for their La Chunky Studios session from February, which includes a previously unreleased track, Censored, and a brilliant cover of The Prodigy’s Omen. https://www.facebook.com/weekenddebt
Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry seminar and social events. For more information visit www.borntobewide.co.uk
The Musicians’ Union represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business. As well as negotiating on behalf of its members with all the major employers in the industry, the MU offers a range of services for self-employed professional and student musicians of all ages. Visit the MU website to find out how the Union helps musicians in the live arena, the recording studio, in education and as writer/composers, www.theMU.org
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