EK band to share same bill as idols Glasvegas
Up-and-coming Lanarkshire band Kelvin never thought they could bet on sharing the same stage as their heroes Glasvegas.
So they couldn’t believe their luck when they were announced on a dream bill with the mighty Glasgow indie rockers for Hamilton Park Racecourse’s first ever Music Festival Racenight. The East Kilbride four-piece, who play anthemic indie rock, are among a stellar line-up of cult names on the Scottish music scene who will play for one night only in the grand finale of Hamilton Park’s Jordan Electrics Super Saturdays Series. Also on the bill are The View, The La Fontaines, Stevie McCrorie, 100 Fables, Indigo Velvet and The Boo Dogs.
Kelvin’s lead guitarist David Gillies said: “I’m a massive fan of Glasvegas – I’ve been to see them about ten times and grew up with them so they’ve influenced me a lot.
“And our lead singer Connor is a big fan of The View so it’s going to be cool. It’s a solid Scottish line-up”.
Kelvin burst onto the scene in February 2015 and their anthemic hard-hitting indie rock has been winning over fans from across the UK ever since.
After working with Grammy Award-winning producer Jim Lowe (Stereophonics, Foo Fighters, The Charlatans) the band released their debut EP which received rave reviews for its slick-songwriting, infectious hooks and anthemic sounds.
With praise coming from many high profile industry figures, and several well known bands including Simple Minds, Kelvin are the guitar band to watch.
David revealed the September 24 gig will be their biggest stage yet despite playing Party at the Palace and the Kendal Calling festival this summer which featured Noel Gallagher and Catfish and the Bottlemen on the bill. “We’re buzzing to play. We’re on a ridiculous bill so it will be good to be in amongst that”, said David.
“We only started out last year but we’ve worked hard to get where we are and have seen a continued growth of the band this year.
“I hope this leads to bigger and better things for us.”
Kelvin released their latest single Psycho on August 5 which is available on all major download sites.
They play Glasgow’s QMU on November 12 as part of their first major UK tour. Tickets for the Music Festival Night cost £25 or £15 for students. Visit kelvinband.com or buy via Ticketmaster.
Ones to watch Kelvin, left to right, Michael Biggart, David Gillies, Connor McGlave and Bradley Revill