The No­vacs are out to storm the world stage

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - An­drew Bargh

An Airdrie band have set their sights on global dom­i­na­tion af­ter per­form­ing a sup­port slot at the O2 ABC in Glas­gow.

Hotly-tipped our piece indie rock band The No­vacs are aim­ing high high de­spite form­ing only last year at their school, Calder­vale High. The group of mates, Reiss Har­ri­son, Sam Cane, Ewan McDon­ald and An­drew Hax­ton, who are now leav­ing school, will play at the iconic King Tuts Wah-Wah Hut in Septem­ber but are hop­ing their first steps into the foray of live mu­sic will be­come gi­ant strides over the next few years. Lead gui­tarist Sam, who turns 18 this week said: “We have a lot com­ing up as a band and it’s ex­cit­ing.

“Our next gig in Glas­gow is on July 2 at Stereo and we are play­ing at the Hug and Pint in the same month.

“We aim re­ally high though and that’s what keeps us go­ing.

“In five years we hope to be play­ing at big fes­ti­vals like Glas­ton­bury and want to have made a proper name for our­selves by then.

“Things are mov­ing for­ward and we want to do this full-time and have a ca­reer in mu­sic.

The band’s Face­book page says they were formed in Sam’s spi­der-in­fested shed as they tried to “pull to­gether some cov­ers.”

But the only web the band have be­come en­tan­gled in is that of the world-wide one, rack­ing up nearly 1000 fol­low­ers on Face­book al­ready.

And Sam says their fel­low pupils at Calder­vale have been a huge help.

He added: “We’ve had a lot of en­cour­age­ment from peo­ple at our school.

“They all just be­gan fol­low­ing us af­ter we started play­ing some shows.

“Even peo­ple who aren’t nec­es­sar­ily in our friend group are re­ally en­cour­ag­ing and kind about the band which means a lot to all of us as that sug­gests they gen­uinely like our mu­sic.

“It was one of our teach­ers, Affy Ahmed, who helped us record our first two sin­gles!

“One of our lo­gos on our Face­book page was sent to us by a guy at school we didn’t even know that well; he just did it out of pure kind­ness. “Things like that mat­ter a lot. “We get around 40 of the same peo­ple com­ing to our gigs and we hope that can grow over our next few shows be­fore King Tuts in the Au­tumn.

“We’d also like to play a head­line show in Airdrie soon too but that’s yet to be fi­nalised.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on gigs, visit www.faceook.com/TheNo­vacs.

Am­bi­tiousAir­drie indie band The No­vacs

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