A few weeks ago, the organisers of Electric Fields offered unsigned bands a brilliant opportunity to at play the festival, along with some warm up shows. Now, following much deliberation, they have revealed the winner of the competition to be The Ninth Wave from Glasgow

The four-piece, who recently performed a stand-out set at T in the Park on the T Break stage, have been causing a stir in the Scottish music scene since the release of their brilliant EP ‘Only the Young’. Full of melodic guitar riffs and atmospheric synths, with the male-female dual vocals from Haydn Park-Patterson and Elina Lin giving them a unique dynamic, they have a refreshingly addictive sound which is influenced by eighties new wave with catchy pop-rock overtones.

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They will be playing the Stewart Cruickshank stage alongside the likes of The Go Team, WHITE and Fat White Family, while also having the opportunity to play a couple of warm up shows in the run up to the event. Having been picked from a panel of music industry experts from the likes of Tenement TV, The List, STV and the Daily Record, the band beat off over 300 applicants and the final shortlist which included the likes of Redolent, The Bar Dogs, Other Humans and Single by Sunday. 

Electric Fields takes place between 26-27 August at Drumlanrig Castle near Dumfries with tickets still on sale on their website. They boast an amazing lineup this year with the likes of Primal Scream and The Charlatans appearing alongside upcoming artists such as The Lapelles, Baby Strange and The Van  T’s.

This Electric Fields article was written by Suzanne Oswald, a GIGsoup contributor. Edited by Zoe Anderson. Photo credit : Neelam Khan Vela.

Electric Fields reveals shortlist for unsigned band competition

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