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Band campus

My obsession with this thing called music started at university. Up until that point my cassette collection had contained an unhealthy number of works by European dance legends 2 Unlimited and Maxx.

Then came Freshers’ Week and my first introduction to live music. It was loud, it was beautiful, it was B*Witched. All four of them were miming but oddly that didn’t seem to offend me as my feet danced the most perfect Irish jig in unison with these goddesses off the telly.

Surely, but slowly, my music tastes evolved into the deepest depths of indie rock ‘n’ roll to such an extent that I have the Feeder singer’s mobile number and I can name every member of We Were Promised Jetpacks in order of age.

But the one thing that has never changed is my love for a killer melody and I have my student years to thanks for that. ‘Pop’ is my middle name after all. If you’re starting uni in Scotland this year, here are the Freshers’ Week bands who just might change your life…

Heriot-Watt University
September 5-13
Sep 10: Broken Records, Boycotts @ Student Union
Sep 11:
Girls Can’t Catch @ Student Union

Napier University
September 6-11
Sep 6: Sandi Thom, Linda Harrison @ Picture House
Sep 10:
Linda Harrison (again!), A Day Overdue, Jakil @ Picture House

Dundee University
September 7-13
Sep 8: Broken Records, Pearl And The Puppets, Sucioperro, Make Sparks @ Student Union

Edinburgh University
September 12-20
Sep 14: Eoghan Quigg @ Potterrow
Sep 18:
Lost In Audio, Lead By Example, Linda Harrison, The Stagger Rats @ Teviot
Sep 19:
Girls Can’t Catch @ Potterrow
Sep 19:
Jack Butler @ Teviot

Stirling University
September 12-19
Sep 14: S.KAY @ Student Union
Sep 17:
Sucioperro, Jocasta Sleeps @ Student Union

Glasgow University
September 14-20
Sep 14: The Futureheads, The Ads, Vendor Defender, Acutones @ Glasgow University Union
Sep 15:
Twin Atlantic, Sucioperro @ Queen Margaret Union
Sep 15:
S.KAY @ Glasgow University Union

Strathclyde University
September 19-27
Sep 23: Funeral For A Friend, Twin Atlantic, Lost City Lights @ Student Union
Sep 24:
N-Dubz, S.KAY @ Student Union
Sep 25:
Idlewild @ Student Union

St Andrews University
September 19-25
Sep 23: S.KAY @ Student Union

Aberdeen University
September 19-27
No live acts announced

Glasgow Caledonian University
September 21-25
No live acts announced

Robert Gordon University
September 21-27
No live acts announced

University of the West of Scotland
September 21 – October 2 (Freshers’ Fortnight!)
Sep 21: Kazoo Funk Orchestra @ Paisley Union
Oct 1:
Make Sparks, Sixstarhotel, Pacific Theatre @ Paisley Union

The Streets featuring The Futureheads – Fit But You Know It
Broken Records – Oh! Darling (The Beatles cover)
Funeral For A Friend – She Drove Me To Daytime TV
Twin Atlantic – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper cover)
Boycotts – A Lesson In Gravity

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