Under the Radar: wrest

Edinburgh quartet wrest would likely appeal to fans of Frightened Rabbit, Fatherson and The National.Their excellent new single, A Perfectly Spherical World, produced by Jordan Duncan, was recorded from home during lockdown and is released this Thursday. Steve Lamacq has endorsed the band on his BBC 6 Music show and they’ve been championed by BBC Introducing via the Rapal show on BBC Radio nan Gaidheal and by Jim Gellatly on Amazing Radio.


Subject to Covid-19 and the restrictions being lifted, future live dates include Dumfries (22 May), Galashiels (6 June), Bathgate (26 June), Butefest (24 July) and several tour dates throughout England with BRIDGES in August.

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On Friday at 9pm, Stewart from wrest performs as part of the Gig in the Goil virtual fundraiser for The Trussell Trust (donate at https://bit.ly/GITGlockdown). Visit https://www.facebook.com/wearewrest

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

Scottish Music Centre is a national hub and information point, representing all areas of the music industry and delivering a wide range of services and events. A membership organisation, with over 100 composers / creative business members, SMC is also a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner and manages youth music projects MusiCares, Musicplus+ and Hit The Road. The centre has also launched a new Covid-19 website, www.scottishmusiccentre.com