Rising stars of the scene

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THE start of the Westend Festival marks an onslaught of musical offerings on one side of the Clyde.

For the bargain price of £6 a head, there is an event this week which might just provide a glimpse at the pop and rock stars of tomorrow.

It’s the Electric Honey Records showcase – Electric Honey being the renowned label run by students of Stow College since 1993.

But a list of unknowns it isn’t. The record company’s first success was in 1996 with none other than indie darlings Belle & Sebastian and their album Tigermilk.

Following in their footsteps were Irish indie rockers Snow Patrol (back when they were cooler than the usual Radio One fodder) and Biffy Clyro, to name a few.

On Saturday, it’s more of the same with signings Miniature Dinosaurs, French Wives and Woodenbox with a Fistful of Fivers taking to the stage at Oran Mor.

It also marks the launch of a début album by Edinburgh five-piece White Heath, called Take No Thought for Tomorrow. Whether an already-in-the-know fan or just a scene enthusiast, it might just be a chance to hear a new favourite band.

n Doors open at 6.30pm, and tickets (£6) are available from 204 5151 or 0844 477 1000, as well as at Oran Mor’s main bar.