AmatrArt have a T break at music festival
A Lanarkshire electro-pop five-piece are set for the biggest gig of their career as they get ready to play at T in the Park.
AmatrArt only played their first gigs in July last year, and are now set to open the T Break stage on Saturday.
The festival appearance will come after the band found success with their debut self-titled EP on their own label, Del Trem Records , which received plaudits and airplay from radio DJ Vic Galloway.
The band, made up of Niall Jootun, Josh McGeechan, Jonathan Mullen, Niall Morris and Lewis Orr, come armed with several gadgets to add to their sound, with their shredding guitars underpinned by electronica.
Niall Jootun from Hamilton, who plays bass in the band, is excited to be playing the famous festival.
He said: “It’s pretty exciting to be playing T, we’ve all been to the festival and it’s really special to us, and to be asked to play was a great feeling.
“A couple of the guys went to the first T in the Park, when it was still at Strathclyde, so it’s a real honour.
“We’re also pretty happy that we’re on early, because it means that we will get to see some of the other bands. We’re good friends with Catholic Action so it will be good to see them play as well.”
He also thinks they can offer something different from the other bands taking to the stage, with their synth music not fitting in with conventional guitar rock.
He said: “We’ll be less guitar, bass and drum-based than the other bands on the stage.
“Our focus is on electronic music as well as having a full live band, so we’re hoping that’s something unique on the stage.”
Niall also admits it has been a whirlwind year for the band, but hopes to keep building for the future.
He added: “It’s a pretty exciting time for us.
“We’re able to look forward to a lot of things, and it’s just about getting people to know who you are and get them in the door.”
Following their appearance at TITP, the band will take to the stage at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow on July 21.
The band are set to launch single Soft Skin at new Glaswegian venue The Hug and The Pint in September.
If you want to hear more from the AmatrArt visit their Facebook page and Soundcloud.
Their self-titled EP can also be found online.
T time AmatrArt look forward to T in the Park