GLASGOW buildings linked to some of the city’s biggest bands are being celebrated in a new Spotify list.

The world-famous Barrowland in the East End and the Royal Concert Hall are some of the beacons to live music recognised.

Now, Glasgow City Heritage Trust is drawing attention to a list of other buildings associated with bands including Wet Wet Wet, Altered Images and Texas.

It started when the Trust team decided to create an online Spotify playlist of songs with strong connections to Glasgow buildings as well as their own individual favourites.

Taylor Cross-Whiter led the detective work into the connections between certain buildings and bands.

“It has been great fun and we hope music lovers will find it interesting,” said Taylor, who is development officer at the Trust.

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Among the team’s findings was that Wet Wet Wet used Maryhill Burgh Halls to record some of their early songs. The Category B-Listed Halls were vacant for many years and were on the Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland before a restoration project was completed in 2012.

That year, the band, which had three UK No 1s between 1988 and 1994, returned to the halls to rehearse for a 25th anniversary show at Glasgow Green.

Taylor said that many Glasgow-based bands including Texas, Del Amitri, Altered Images and Deacon Blue recorded demos or debut albums at Park Lane Studio, which is located in an alley just off Pollokshaws Road.

“We believe the studios are in what would have been part of the former Crossmyloof Bakery,” she said. “Texas recorded a demo of ‘I Don’t Want a Lover’ there, which is on their debut album Southside that’s likely to be a reference to that part of Glasgow since it’s included on ‘The Tree and the Bird and the Fish and the Bell: Glasgow Songs’ by various Glasgow acts, which was produced for the Oscar Marzaroli Trust.”

An Oscar Marzaroli photograph graces the cover of Deacon Blue’s 1987 release Raintown.

According to the research by Taylor and her colleagues, Belle and Sebastian recorded in Hyndland Parish Church while Franz Ferdinand rehearsed and recorded their third album in Govan Town Hall which is Category B-listed.

Taylor also said the importance of the Glasgow School of Art had to be recognised – as it had attracted many musicians to the city, and counts members of Franz Ferdinand, Travis, Frightened Rabbit and Texas as alumnis.

“There’s now a recent mural dedicated to the memory of Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit) on Allison Street in Govanhill,” said Taylor.

“While it’s not historic it is part of the culture of murals in the city which is becoming part of its built heritage.”

It is possible other buildings connect to the music of the city and Taylor said that it would be good if more were identified.

“Glasgow is famed as a music city – but it’s clear that its buildings have also helped to play a part in forming that worldwide reputation,” she said.

The organisation’s Heritage House Party playlist on Spotify features Glasgow musicians across the decades, representing the diverse pop music heritage of the city.

“It’s a list that includes staff choices from oh-so-cool indie bands to sing-along pop favourites, so we hope people will find some tracks to enjoy,” said Taylor.