Under the Radar: PYRO

PYRO are Cameron McLean and Connor McCarthy
PYRO are Cameron McLean and Connor McCarthy
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PYRO are an excellent young rock duo from Bathgate in West Lothian. Formed in 2016 (when they were 16), school friends Cameron McLean and Connor McCarthy have since gained airplay on several regional radio networks, Amazing Radio via Jim Gellatly, and played festivals such as Mugstock, Stereofunk and EH6 Festival.

PYRO have a bright future ahead. They released their new single Too Far Gone (youtu.be/GocVrZ9Vxqw) last week and play a hometown launch gig at Midnight Breakfast Club in Bathgate on Saturday, followed by The Tooth & Claw in Inverness on 28 April and The Tunnels in Aberdeen on 29 April.

Festival bookings include Gentle Giant Festival on 12 May in Forth, Gig In The Goil the following day in Lochgoilhead, the WeEH6 festival in Edinburgh on 26 May and Party At The Palace in Linlithgow in August. See www.facebook.com/pyromusicband/

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the music industry seminar Born To Be Wide. Their next event, in partnership with Made In Adelaide, at Summerhall on Wednesday, includes a discussion of how the Edinburgh festivals can provide a platform for Scottish talent.

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