Glasgow five-piece Home$lice create frenetic guitar-driven anthems, influenced by Glaswegian acts such as The Pastels and Orange Juice as well as bands like New Order, Pixies and The Smiths. Their debut album Howdy, which was released via Glasgow garage label Spiral Oh last week, explores the reality of growing up and getting older.
Championed by Gold Flake Paint, BBC Radio Scotland, Tenement TV, Noisey and The Skinny, and with a growing and dedicated fanbase (resulting in a sold-out launch party last week), Home$lice are a genuinely promising prospect.
See them live at Mad Hatters in Inverness on Saturday or, if you’re feeling like a quick city break, at the Off Camera Festival in Krakow, Poland, the next day. Their next hometown show is the multi-venue Stag & Dagger Festival in Glasgow on 6 May. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/homesliceglasgow/
Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night, Born To Be Wide, www.borntobewide.co.uk
Under the Radar is in association with Hit The Road, a national youth music touring project for 14 to 19-year-olds. The initiative is now open for musicians to tour Scotland in 2018. Hit The Road is run by Scottish Music Centre and funded by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) and PRS Foundation. Apply to hittheroad.org.uk/#register