Formed around the long term-friendship of singer and guitarist Hadyn Park-Patterson and singer and bassist Millie Kidd, The Ninth Wave’s rise has seen them support fellow Glaswegians Chvrches at a homecoming gig and tours with The Blinders and Brighton band Yonaka.
The noise pop four piece take their influences from 80’s new wave and goth, combining these with their own creative input. Their strong catchy melodies and guitar riffs with a prominent synth presence has created a buzz on the local music scene.
Their sound was described by Tenement TV as “distinctive and absolutely thrilling” and were announced as Best Newcomer at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards.
TRNSMT at Glasgow Green has become a powerful platform for emerging Glasgow bands. The Ninth Wave will head up the line-up for the River Stage on Friday 10th July. You can find your tickets here.
We had Five Quick Questions
1. What’s the basis of your collaboration as The Ninth Wave?
Our band has always been in a constant state of change and we’re always thinking of the thing that we’re going to do next.
We all have varied and differing tastes in music and style, but the thing that glues us together is the constant want we have to evolve and challenge ourselves, pushing our creativity into semi-uncomfortable and unknown places.
2. Who are your Glasgow music pals?
Everybody in Glasgow – we love everybody!
But we love love Walt Disco and Lucia & The Best Boys and Medicine Cabinet. We are one big beautiful family.
3. Tell us about Glasgow festivals compared to international festivals?
Glasgow has more rain but the crowds aren’t afraid to get proper into it. But sometimes international festivals have swimming pools so that’s good too.
4. What are the tracks you really love performing live?
This Broken Design, All The Things We Do as well as Flower Into Wounds are ones that are really good to get into, especially watching the reactions of the audience.
5. Tell us some of your favourite places in Glasgow?
We never leave our studio, we only see its four walls and ceiling.