The Ninth Wave’s guide to Glasgow

A new place is best explored with a local, so we asked Glaswegian goth-pop group The NInth Wave, to give us a tour of their city.


If we were going to Glasgow for the weekend, where should our Airbnb be?
If you have all the money in the world, get an Airbnb in Park Circus. Feel like an absolute king overlooking Kelvingrove park, and you won’t have to spend money on taxis because you can have a nice steamin’ walk back from town in 10 minutes 

What are the sights we should definitely see?

The Necropolis – sat on a hill just above Glasgow Cathedral is a massive graveyard with some of the best views in Glasgow. You can see all the old town which is older than America. Then walk down to Merchant City to tan some overpriced cocktails and go on the Merchant City Art Walk – there are tons of hidden statues that a lot of Glaswegians walk past every day without noticing! 


What’s the best pub in Glasgow (and what’s good about it)
The Lauriston – the place hasn’t been touched since it first opened and the regulars haven’t changed either. A proper piece of non-gentrified Glasgow. 

What’s your favourite Glasgow venue to play in?
We hope that one day soon we’ll be able to play The Hydro again. There’s no feeling like having Drum Risers and a stage bigger than your gaff.

We’re hungry. Where shall we go for something to eat?
The Hug and Pint do the most amazing all-vegan Asian menu and there are always amazing gigs going on in the venue downstairs. And vegan White Russians. 

Where’s the best place to buy some swag?
You could spend hours looking through Mr Ben’s and not get bored, it’s got every bit of vintage clothing you could possibly want. An ever impressive collection of vintage Italian suits too! 

Pubs are closing… where to next?
If you’re in for a long one, The Priory. If you’re in for some late night scran to sober you up, Falafel To Go in the wall beside The Savoy – the best falafel wrap you can get for absolute pennies. 

What’s the best thing about your city?
People really do make Glasgow. The amount of characters that make up the city and bring every part of it together, you can’t find that anywhere else. 

Ninth Wave’s new EP ‘Happy Days’ – produced by The Horrors’ Faris Badwan – is out now.