We welcome back Glasgow’s own Kat McGoldrick to Strath Union following her Indie Takeover night earlier this year. Being involved in the Scottish Music scene for the last 5 years, Kat is a big champion of new bands so you can always expect to find some hidden gems in her set. Ready to play the biggest Indie bangers at our TRNSMT Takeover night this Saturday, we have a quick chat about the Glasgow Green Festival this summer and what to expect on the night!
1. What kind of music and atmosphere are you planning on bringing to the takeover night?
I'm all about new acts so I'll be playing a lot of artists from the King Tuts stage (Cassia are a particular favourite) and the recently announced Queen Tuts stage which is full of amazing female acts like Scarlett Randle and Deni Smith. But of course there will also be tunes from some Main Stage acts such as The Snuts, The Amazons and Tom Grennan. Basically, there will be a huge mix - if folk want to dance to it then I'll play it. I want everyone to have a fun night of good music, good drinks and good times.
2. You recently played for the Union’s indie night, what’s it like performing in front of a Strathclyde crowed?
I loved DJing the indie night, all that music is so up my street and all the students there requested some excellent tracks - you lot have good taste! Performing to a Strathclyde crowd is class, everyone was up for a laugh and a dance which is exactly what every DJ wants from a crowd. The energy was brilliant.
3. Who would be your go to artist on the TRNSMT Line-up?
That's a tough one but it's got to be Catfish and the Bottlemen. I saw them at Summer Sessions last year and those guys put on an unreal show, they really know how to get a crowd going (not that a Glasgow crowd needs much pushing!), also TRNSMT is the only Scottish show Catfish are playing this year so that's a major reason to head to the festival.
4. For someone going to TRNSMT for the first time, what would you recommend be the first thing they do when visiting Glasgow?
Head to Nice N Sleazy for a white russian. That bar is the best music bar in Glasgow and it's always a good night there, plus you'll end up meeting loads of folk who'll be going to the festival and make some new pals.
5. How does it feel performing alongside the Vistas? Do you see a DJ battle happening on the night?
I'm really excited to be performing alongside Vistas, I'm a big fan of the band and have seen them perform a few times so getting to DJ with them on the night will be a lot of fun. I don't see a DJ battle happening though, it would be three against one and that's not really fair is it? Could probably drink them under the table though so I'm up for a battle at that haha.
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