New-look No­vacs can’t wait to start over again

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Andrew Bargh

A re­vamped Air­drie band are ex­cited to play their first gig to­gether this Fri­day.

In­die four-piece The No­vacs are “back at square one” af­ter two new mem­bers joined the band six weeks ago. Cameron Law, drums, and bassist Kian Armstrong are ready to take to the stage af­ter re­plac­ing Ewan Cameron and Andrew Hax­ton who left to ex­plore other op­por­tu­ni­ties. But lead gui­tarist Sam Cane says that he and singer Reiss Har­ri­son can’t wait to get started with the new lads at Glas­gow venue Stereo on Fri­day. Sam told the Ad­ver­tiser: “We’re back at square one af­ter a year of hard work but it’s also an ex­cit­ing time for us.

“They’ve not been in for long but they’ve caught up with all the songs we had al­ready writ­ten.

“This is our first big gig to­gether and we’re feel­ing ready for it.

“We’ve got Stereo this week­end and then a show at Clas­sic Grand six days later so it will be great for Kian and Cameron to get used to things.

“I’m slightly ner­vous on their be­half as I know how it feels but I’m sure it’ll all go well.”

For­mer Calder­vale High pupil Sam, 18, added it will be strange to head back to Stereo for one rea­son in par­tic­u­lar. He went on: “Our first proper gig as a band was at Stereo just over a year ago.

“Now we’re head­ing back for what is ba­si­cally our first birth­day, but with two dif­fer­ent mem­bers! “It’s go­ing to be like a weird flash­back.”

De­spite what may seem like a set-back for the band, the change in mem­bers hasn’t de­terred him from reach­ing for his goals.

The gui­tarist con­tin­ued: “In a way it’s ex­cit­ing be­ing back at the start know­ing we’ve got this jour­ney ahead of us again.

“Reiss and Istill have big goals and so do Cameron and Kian. We want to be a suc­cess­ful band and play in fes­ti­vals and are­nas around the world.

“We’ve got a new au­di­ence to play to now thanks to the new guys and we’ve got a lot of peo­ple want­ing to come to our gigs.

“Our friends sup­port us and we’ve also made new pals through mu­sic.

“Peo­ple stum­ble upon us and then come to see us again so we’ve got fans that we had no idea ex­isted be­fore we started play­ing.

“Hope­fully the change in line-up can in­crease that even more.”

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Ex­cit­ing timesThe No­vacs are play­ing in Glas­gow on Fri­day

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