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SAHARA

Sounds likeThe Strokes, Interpol, Arctic Monkeys, Temples
LocationDundee

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Forming in 2015 via Adam Campbell and guitarist Megan McNally, the duo, along with two now-former members of the band, released their debut EP in 2016 aged just 17, featuring 3 jangly and youthful songs – “Scratch”, “Cough Syrup” and “Blind”. This landed them slots at major festivals such as TRNSMT, Y Not, and a sold out tour supporting hometown heroes The View. 2018 sees the release of new single “Never Get the Time”, with plans for a release towards the end of the year as a fresh four-piece following the introduction of bassist Matthew Tonner and Ben Sullivan.

Sahara was brought to existence through Adam Campbell and Megan McNally’s mutual love of bands such as The Libertines and The Strokes throughout school and history of writing music together in previous bands. The idea of forming another band reflecting current influences was brought back into fruitation in 2015, where our first demo titled ‘Ask Me Again’ was released, and much to our surprise made it onto what was then XFM as well as a few small radio stations in France and Australia. This prompted the process of our self-titled debut EP and the announcement of our first ever headline gig, which sparked interest from industry professionals and subsequently landed us support slots across the country with childhood heroes The View, festival slots and, above all, the drive to continue writing and recording music. With the band spread across 4 different Scottish cities for university and work, 2017 was a year dedicated to showcasing the music we had created prior to this. This resulted in a packed out tent at the first ever TRNSMT Festival, and from then the band has been committed to writing in order to hopefully create a similar impact with our new releases. New single ‘Never Get the Time’ was released on 23rd March 2018, accompanied by an animated video by Troy Lynch of Magic Box Studio in Dundee where the band write and record. The song has then so far reached almost 10,000 streams in its first month of release. Sahara have upcoming dates with Neon Waltz, as well as their first ever headline gigs in Edinburgh and Perth followed by a short Scottish tour with friends ST.MARTiiNS.

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Date Thursday 10 May 2018 at 18:00
Address Beat Generator Live!, North Lindsay Street, Dundee, UK, DD1 1PS
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