The North­ern lights set to shine at King Tut’s

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - An­drea O’Neill

Dirty rock out­fit The North­ern are thrilled to be top­ping the bill at the leg­endary King Tut’s later this month.

A lit­tle over a year from their in­cep­tion the four-piece East Kil­bride band – known for their ballsy gui­tar riffs and solid driv­ing rhythm sec­tion – have landed a dream slot at the iconic Glas­gow venue. Made up of for­mer mem­bers of The Avi­a­tors and Ku­dos and in­flu­enced by Biffy Clyro and Foo Fight­ers, The North­ern are mak­ing waves on the Glas­gow gig scene due to their en­er­getic live per­for­mances. Drum­mer Steven O’Neill told

the band pride them­selves on their live shows.

He said: “We all grew up watch­ing bands with a lot of energy and move­ment on stage so we make sure we bring this to the live stage.

“And the crowd thrive off it, which helps us big style.

“We’re all ex­cited to be head­lin­ing such an his­toric venue. Be­ing the main slot there is an ex­tra level of ner­vous­ness so we re­ally need to try and up our game.”

Since form­ing in early 2015 The North­ern have shared the stage with the likes of Pater­sani, The Lap­pelles and Bella and the Bear.

They also played to packed au­di­ences in Glas­gow, Ed­in­burgh, Perth and In­ver­ness as part of a miniS­cot­tish tour in Fe­bru­ary.

Steven added: “We have a good fol­low­ing from East Kil­bride and the sur­round­ing area – our fan­base is def­i­nitely grow­ing with more and more peo­ple com­ing to our gigs.

“We sold out King Tuts when we were on sup­port so they were in­ter­ested in get­ting us back in for more per­for­mances.

“And we got a great re­ac­tion from the crowd dur­ing our Scot­tish tour, es­pe­cially in In­ver­ness.”

Fol­low­ing a se­ries of suc­cess­ful sin­gle releases the band have filmed a video for their lat­est track Take No More.

The song will be re­leased on iTunes and all other ma­jor down­load sites on April 18.

Check out the video at

The North­ern are: Calum Campbell (gui­tar/vo­cals), Stu­art Pol­land (gui­tar), Ewen Cameron (bass) and Steven O’Neill (drums and back­ing vo­cals).

They play King Tuts on Thurs­day, April 21.

Tick­ets are priced £7 and are avail­able from www.thenorth­er­nuk. big­car­


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