initial line-up for New York’s CMJ Music Marathon has been released and sees the inclusion of numerous Scottish acts including bands set to play our very own Tenement Trail next month.

Set to take place between the 13th-17th October 2015, the eclectic line-up features a multitude of great homegrown talent including Hector Bizerk, Pinact, WOMPS and Garden Of Elks.

An event which has been pivotal to the growth of many great artists, the illustrious CMJ have been providing a stellar platform for burgeoning talent for over three decades.

Pinact and WOMPS will both be bringing their hard-edged and visceral alt-rock wares to Tenement Trail on the 3rd October 2015, little more than a week before they head off to NY for the event’s 35th outing and an experience which could be entirely beneficial for their budding career. Buy tickets to this year’s Tenement Trail festival via Ticket Web.

That’s not to say that the only talent on offer is of the Scottish variety, there’s a plethora of excellent acts strewn across the bill including Tobias Jesso Jr, DRINKS, The Men, Panda Bear, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Beach Baby and hundreds more.

We wish all Scottish acts the best of luck as they head across the Atlantic in search of prosperity and even wider acclaim.

Check out our session with Hector Bizerk from their last trip to America for SXSW and videos from WOMPS, Pinact and Garden Of Elks below: