THE winner of the inaugural Tenement Trail T Break competition has been crowned.

Fending off competition from hundreds of great talents and applicants, Edinburgh-based punks Cheap Teeth have secured their place at this year’s festival on Saturday 30th September.

Set to follow in the footsteps of the hotly tipped Rascalton by opening the festivities, the group will also perform at one of our upcoming Tenement Trail pop-up events as well as getting a chance to record their very own session in the instantly recognisable surroundings of our own HQ.

Speaking after we delivered the good news, Cheap Teeth stated that:

“It’s absolutely unreal to be picked as the winner of T Break. Some of our favourite bands are playing at Tenement Trail and the opportunity to be on the same bill as them is incredible.”

Judge Sophie Roberts of 13 Artists spoke enthusiastically of the level of talent that made themselves known from this year’s entrants:

“It was great to see so many artists eager to play such an important platform for Scottish artists. It was a pleasure to hear music submitted from bands of all genres and backgrounds, and there were definitely a few in there to keep an eye on…”

Echoing the sentiments of Sophie, Johnny Madden of Public Records also attested to the exorbitantly high standard of competition and lavished praise on the eventual victor:

“It’s been great to be part of the T Break judging process. There were some really good bands within the entries and it’s great to see such a strong scene in Scotland. I am looking forward to seeing the winning band, Cheap Teeth, open proceedings on 30th September!”

Listen to the band’s track ‘Caris’ below whilst tickets for this year’s event are available here.