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