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Retro Video Club (RVC), comprising Liam Allison on guitar and vocals, Kieran Burt on drums, Sam McGill on lead guitar and Michael Ward on bass, formed here in the Capital in 2015, influenced by the likes of The Strokes, Green Day and The Enemy.

They played a handful of local gigs before promptly taking a year out to “refine our sound” and “write better songs”, says Allison.

It wasn’t until September 2017 and the release of first single Psycho, that things started to take off for the four-piece.

A week later they sold out The Mash House and just four months on conquered The Liquid Rooms, after the release of another two singles, Famous and Chemistry.

By the summer of last year RVC’s reputation was spreading, they sold out King Tuts in Glasgow and played the Summer Sessions with The Vaccines and Bastille in Princes Street Gardens.

Now, with new single Addicted streaming to more than five million people on Spotify, and as they prepare to head out on their first European Tour supporting Barns Courtney, it appears RVC can do no wrong.

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