Miss’s want home show
Pair prepare for Celtic Connections
Rutherglen band the Miss’s are set to launch their new album at Celtic Connections this week – and they would not mind stopping by the town hall for a future show.
Michelle Low and Audrey Tait will play Broadcast this Thursday, January 26, to release Crash, their second record.
The gig is part of Celtic Connections, one of Scotland’s biggest music festivals.
However Audrey, who sings and plays guitar in the twosome, fancies a gig closer to home.
She said: “I’d love to play Rutherglen Town Hall, because it’s a great space.
“Any shows I’ve seen there have been really good, so maybe some time down the line, if we can get enough people to like our stuff, then we could get a wee show in there.
“That’d be sweet. We still play covers in some of the pubs around the area as it is.”
The duo have been pals for years, and both went to Stonelaw High when they were younger.
After singing and gigging together as the Miss’s, they released their first album in 2011.
Then other projects took over, with Audrey playing drums in the successful hip hop band Hector Bizerk and Michelle the lead singer in Glasville, the Scottish tribute act to songs from the Nashville TV show.
However they kept gigging together while their other bands were going on, and started writing new songs.
Audrey said: “It Won’t Happen was the first song we’d written together after a break from writing.
“We’ve been playing gigs during that time, but that’s when we started writing our own material again and it was all quite natural.
“There was a guitar part, then Michelle wrote the vocals, and we worked on the chorus.
“It was so quick, and that was significant because that’s the one that got us going again.”
Now they are set to release Crash, which showcases their dual vocals and melodic pop.
Being asked to play Celtic Connections was another boost for the pair.
Audrey added: “We were absolutely delighted to be asked to be part of it, because we usually go and see a couple of shows while it’s on – we’d actually already got tickets to see Laura Marling (on the opening night of the festival) before we’d even been booked for it.
“We’ve got some more dates in the diary, so we will be touring it, and we just love making music.
“If we can go out and play it to people then that’s all we’re looking to achieve.”
The Miss’s play Broadcast on January 26.
Tickets are £6 and doors are 7pm.