TRNSMT Special: the mysterious sounds of The Ninth Wave

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Glasgow’s very own art deco goth quartet, The Ninth Wave are preparing for this weekend’s TRNSMT slot.

The sun is well and truly gracing us with its presence.  With rumours that the heat is set to reach numbers as high as 29 degrees (remember your sun cream), we might all be hunting for some heat relief. Turn to the dark side with the nuance sounds of The Ninth Wave.

Set to perform on the King Tuts Stage (Friday 29 June), alongside upcoming acts Tom Walker, Pale Waves and Sam Fender, to name a few, The Ninth Wave are quietly excited about the prospect of bringing their music to the masses.

Drummer Lewis explains: “At a festival, you end up playing to much bigger audiences and playing alongside bands you already know.” And bandmate Mille, on vocals and bass, adds: “And people who might not know who you and are there for probably the bigger bands, might come to see you.”

The Ninth Wave have just come off a twelve-date tour with fellow Glasgow artists, LUCIA. Hot off the tour bus, the band are excited to perform at their hometown festival.

Performing on the King Tuts stage is an exciting achievement in itself. Last year saw Gerry Cinnamon, Declan McKenna and Lewis Capaldi grace the stage. This year the trio have graduated to the main stage. Could The Ninth Wave follow suit?

“I think it’s funny being in a band. I used to go to gigs and be part of the audience and now I go and do what they’re doing and perform and it’s like OK. I look at that and it’s funny. I always learn from other people doing what I’m doing,” says Millie. For those who are fans of Interpole and Simple Minds, don’t you forget about going to see The Ninth Wave live.

And, how would The Ninth Wave describe their sound in three words? “Sweaty leather glove,” chuckles Lewis. Well, it’s certainly alternative and that’s exactly what The Ninth Wave are: an eclectic mix of characters oozing alternative sounds reminiscent of the 80s Cure epidemic.

Make sure to visit the TRNSMT website for tickets, stage times and directions to Glasgow Green

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