AHEAD of their return to TRNSMT, Tenement TV caught up with Scottish indie powerhouse, The Snuts, to chat about festival memories, their success and leaping on to Scotland’s Biggest Stage.
Heading from a blistering performance on the King Tut’s Stage in 2018, to the Main Stage in 2019, The Snuts have enjoyed an incredible journey as a over the last 12 months. Speaking of this journey, they cite not only their only their work but their plan.
“There is a definite work ethic and belief in our own potential that has always driven us.”
“It was always part of the plan for us to concur the King Tuts Stage and earn our spot on the Main Stage. It was like 35 degrees and an uncountable amount of people out there to see us. It was exactly how we always pictured it to be!”
Their journey up the TRNSMT bill provides an inspiration for emerging artists and testament to the live music scene in Scotland.
“For a while it seemed like it was really hard as an emerging artist to fight your way onto the bigger lineups but it’s something you see a lot more now which is magic. Live music is thriving especially in Scotland but as a band you have to go grab opportunities and not wait around for them to hit your face. Scottish festivals have always managed to stay a massive celebration for people. It’s an absolute blessing being a Scottish band and receiving that extra bit of support. We make sure we are always being ourselves on stage but when we play in Scotland it’s just so easy to do that.”
With all eyes heading towards TRNSMT 2019, the band talked through not only the bands they want to catch, but some of their first memories of festivals, as fans.
“We’re excited to see DMA’s on the mainstage! We’ve seen them in a good few small venues over the years so always nice to see a band you love on an occasion like this. Looking forward to seeing both Scottish bands Retro Video Club and The Dunts as well.”
“We all went to our first T in The Park when we were like 15. It was fucking mayhem. You have to have seen it in the glory days to understand just what it was like. If our folks knew what it was like they would have probably rather sent us to war than Balado. Fucking class though, loved it.”
Tickets for TRNSMT 2019 are on sale now.