Crystal With Support from Freakwave & Caitlin Buchanan @ Broadcast May 11

With the weather now finally starting to take a turn for the better, many people, myself included, will have started to think about their holidays. But don’t start packing your bags just yet, we over at Cornerstoned have big plans over the next month or so, with big announcements working their way down the pipeline regarding some very big moves for the company. But don’t fret, this Friday we’ve got a sensational show lined up at Broadcast to tide you over until then. Headlining the show we a band that is taking some big steps towards success in 2018, Glasgow’s own CRYSTAL, along with support from the electric Freakwave and the warm presence of Caitlin Buchanan.

First up is Caitlin,

a singer-songwriter who’s delicate and entrancing vocal skills you’ll remember if you came to see our show with Life Model back in December. Despite the show taking a more pop-driven tone later that evening, Caitlin set a sombre mood, one, which had the audience, as well as myself, hypnotized in her world for the duration of her performance. I could count on one hand the number of artists I’ve had the pleasure of seeing that managed to blow me away while playing a first support slot, and none of them were as spell-binding as Caitlin Buchanan. We’re delighted have her back, so get down to the gig early so you don’t miss the chance to hear her story.

On second support we have Freakwave,

back by popular demand. Last time we had Freakwave on the bill they were yet to release new material, but I’m now delighted to announce that we have that coveted single release from the band. The single, titled “Fool”, is a triumphant debut with driving rhythm and concise song-structure that depicts a character ready to move on to better things, unwilling to settle for less. We over at CP have had the single on repeat, and although the single does well to showcase the bands’ new sound and direction, it’s but a peek into their vibrant sonic catalogue, and we can’t wait to see what the band have in store for us both at the gig on Friday as well as in the future.

And, finally, we have our headliner: Crystal!

Fronted by singer Anna Shields, CRYSTAL are a self-styled grunge band from Glasgow who are currently shooting for success in 2018. They released their debut EP in July 2017, 5 tracks that displayed the bands influences, with the lead single “SEX RICH” an offering some bluesy-tinged pop music, but if their new single “Heaven is anything to go off of, it’s safe to say they’re moving in new directions. The influences shown on their EP are still in the framework, but they’re not longer worn on the sleeve. The band will be rolling out new work as the summer progresses, and it will be interesting to see how they continue to evolve their own, unique sound. “Heaven” is a fantastic entrée, and if you loved the single as much as I did, I wouldn’t miss the opportunity to hear it on Friday. CRYSTAL have a big summer ahead, with a slot of Electric Fields 2018 already in the books, and we can’t wait to see where the winds take them. Come down on Friday to support all of these terrific local artists, we hope to see you there!


Callum Partridge

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