A Scottish band have said it feels ‘surreal’ to go from standing in the King Tut’s crowd to playing on the stage of the famous Glasgow venue. 

Fairways, who formed in Falkirk two years ago, are already making waves on the indie-rock scene following the release of their first single Superficially last year. 

Influenced by the likes of The 1975 and Wallows, the band said playing support slots on the King Tut’s stage and headlining under their previous name The Patrons is one of the ‘biggest’ and ‘coolest’ things they have done to date. 

The band, which consists of Jamie Greenaway (lead singer and guitarist), Mark Adams (vocals, guitar and synth), Patrick Gillooly (bass) and Ross McRitchie (drums), have supported bands like Iglu and Hartley and Cloud House at King Tut’s, and even Audio in town. 

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“It was really cool playing King Tut’s, it’s the biggest thing we have ever done," Jamie said. 

He added: “It was brilliant to go there and see artists like The Snuts and Lewis Capaldi perform who have now just taken off. 

“It was so surreal and really cool to have seen those artists on that stage and then be on it ourselves. 

“Performing there will always be a big thing for us.”

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The band recently dropped their new single Read Your Mind at the start of March which has since taken off and seen them reach over 2,000 monthly listeners on Spotify for the first ever time, which Jamie said feels “amazing.” 

Off the back of the release, the group are gearing up to drop their first EP around May and preparing for their first headline show in the city which will be at McChuills on July 26.  

Jamie said: “We don’t have a release date for the EP yet, but we’re looking for the start of May on a preliminary basis. 

“Seeing how well Read Your Mind has done, we just want the EP out now.

“But we are excited for it all to happen and eventually come around.

“Now that we have done a few support slots and are getting ready for headline shows and releasing the EP, we just want to put everything into this year and see how far we can take it.” 

You can stream Fairways music on Spotify now.