Gerry Cinnamon isn’t your average musician.

So far, he’s amassed a solid fanbase, sold out two major Glasgow venues and received death threats - all before even releasing an album.

“I’m into all sorts of stuff, but music is not really one of them”, he says - jokingly of course.

I’ve been given a piece of paper with some background on Cinnamon ahead of our interview which describes him as ‘infamous’, but he’s not quite sure why.

When we start to chat, it becomes pretty clear.

“I don’t take anything to do with the industry. My show (at the O2 ABC) sold out in two days with just a Facebook post and no marketing at all. You don't need marketing. You just need the tunes - that’s all you need.

“I’m in a bizarre position where I don't care about advancing my career in any way, shape or form, I just want to get the album out and do a wee tour.

“The music I write is what I want to hear myself. What other artists play acoustic guitar and their gigs are bouncing? That's all I’m looking for.

“My lyrics are honest almost to a fault, it gets me into trouble. I think people appreciate that.

“The industry is an illusion - it's one of the places where chancers can get away with stuff.

“Everyone is anxious and they feel like they're out their depth and I tell them that everyone is just blagging it.

“The industry ends up saturated with people who pretend they know what they’re doing. The a*** has fallen out of it.”

Straight-talking Cinnamon will be one of the acts performing on the new King Tut's stage at the first ever TRNSMT festival next weekend.

The Castlemilk-born musician has been preparing for the massive performance by hiding in his room.

“I feel like I’m just out the jail”, he says when we meet in King Tut's Wah Wah Hut.

“This is the first time I’ve picked up the guitar and sang in a while.”

He's been writing new material in the comfort of his own home, but don’t expect to hear it at the festival.

“I’m a big believer in giving people what they want. If I go see a band I want to hear the tunes that I know.

“Everytime I perform a new song, someone records it and then everybody knows it anyway.”

When he was about 14-years-old, Cinnamon was sent to London with his friend and friend’s dad, after getting into “a bit of trouble”.

There was nothing on TV so they learned how to play guitar and turned out to be pretty good at it.

After getting back to Castlemilk, he started writing songs.

“I figured that if I write 1,000 songs, at least one of them will be good", he explains.

“I’m always writing songs, I’m writing one in my head right now."

In terms of inspiration, Cinnamon needs only himself.

"There's no one I look up to in the industry when it comes to writing. I’m just a weirdo. I like Bob Dylan and Oasis when I was a wee guy. I’m into all sorts of stuff but music isn't really one of them.

"Everything has become TV music and I’m here to destroy it."

There’s no debating that he can write a catchy tune. In the run up to the independence referendum, he penned the crowd pleasing ‘Hope Over Fear’ and became a bit of a figure for the movement, despite it being the opposite of his intention.

“The whole narrative has changed now. I’m a Nationalist in a sense that I believe that Scotland could and should be an independent country.

“I did read the facts - I didn't just watch Braveheart and throw my hat in the ring.

“The only reason I got involved was, not because I wanted to change anybody’s mind, but because I wanted to inject some questions and reality into the debate - which wasn't even a debate. I got swept up in it and got death threats.”

It wasn't the first time he's encountered backlash and I'm sure it won't be the last.

He says: “I managed to get out of Castlemilk before it was too late. I’m not treated like celebrity when I go back - some people still want to take the jaw off me.

“Most people are really nice, I didn't expect the reception I got, it’s beautiful. I know that half of them appreciate it but the other half just want to murder you or slag you. It's a weird place but it’s full of really good people there."

Gerry Cinnamon will play the King Tut's stage on Saturday July 8.