Gig number five? Try T 
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Falkirk drummer Conroy Hunter says it’s surreal that his band has landed Scotland’s top live music festival after playing just three gigs.

Other Humans, a synth pop group, will play T in the Park next month, alongside big name acts like The Libertines and The Vaccines.

It’s exciting news for the three-strong band who can’t wait to take to the T-break stage at Strathallan on July 11.

Conroy (20), who is the drummer with the band which also includes Cumbernauld’s Darren Martin on vocals and Brandon Cassidy on guitar, says he’s thrilled.

He told The Falkirk Herald: “It’s surreal.

“It’s totally unbelievable that T in the Park is going to be our fifth gig.

“Knowing that we’re going to be on at the same time as The Libertines is just bonkers.”

The boys from Other Humans have only been working together for less than a year, but have already made a big impression.

On Friday, they played King Tuts alongside three other bands and enjoyed every minute.

Conroy, a former Larbert High pupil said: “Before Other Humans, I was involved in a few things that didn’t really get off the ground.

“But now this is the most determined I have been about music, this is the first time that I felt that the band can go on and achieve something.”

Other Humans formed out of a shared interest in 80s synth pop music.

The boys began to write and record demo versions of songs at PaulsHalls Studios in Glasgow.

Following those sessions, Other Humans recorded and released their debut track “Valley” before their debut show at Broadcast where over 100 people crammed in to the basement venue.

Now, with the T in the Park gig firmly in the bag, Conroy says he thinks it is the band’s 80s appeal that has made them stand out from the crowd.

Conroy, who works part time with his dad, Crawford Hunter at Falkirk Upholstery, added: “There’s definitely an 80s vibe going around just now and I think people like to hear that because it’s not very common.

“We also bring a lot of energy into what we do, and I know a lot of people say that, but when we play, it’s not a casual play, we give it everything.”

Other Humans will play T in the Park on Saturday, July 11 at 9.50 p.m.

And if you’re wondering what happened to their fourth gig, you can catch them on Friday, July 3, when they will play Tennents’ Afternoon Tbreak at Clarks in Dundee.

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