A BAND chosen as a tip for 2019 by BBC Radio One DJ Huw Stephens will play at a special gig on Saturday to celebrate the third birthday of Last Night From Glasgow, the world’s first crowd-funded record label.

Alt-rockers Cloth will perform at the party following the DJ’s championing of their single Holder earlier this year. Comprising twins Rachael and Paul Swinton and their friend Clare Gallacher, the Glasgow three-piece were snapped up by Last Night From Glasgow (LNFG) just days after they uploaded their first track to YouTube last year.

Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Annie Booth will perform ahead of the release of her new EP next month and the night will be headlined by Sister John, an acclaimed folk-pop outfit who released their self-titled second album in January.

The multi-talented band played the label’s first birthday party in 2016, and went on to receive praise for their debut album Returned From Sea from highly respected musicians-turned-DJs Roddy Hart and Guy Garvey.

Also appearing in what will be their biggest Scottish show to date will be Foundlings, a jagged, melancholic pop group whose recent debut single Horizon was perfectly described by music blog The Devil Has The Best Tuna as sounding “as if Fleetwood Mac had been signed to Sarah Records”.

With a five-song EP out now, Foundlings are the first London band to be signed by the label, and the band headed LNFG’s London launch gig a couple of weeks ago.

Like last year’s sold-out celebration, Saturday’s party will be hosted by Stephen Solo, a musician who composes using only his mobile phone.

The party is free to members of the volunteer-run label, which is also home to much-loved indie pop locals Bis and TeenCanteen.

LNFG’s Ian Smith says there’s much to celebrate after the label’s biggest year yet.

“It’s strange to think that we are three years old, perhaps stranger to think that we have released 23 records in that time,” Smith says. “To have been able to do so, whilst holding tightly on to the ethics that drove us in the first place, is a source of great pride.”

Smith adds: “Two years ago Sister John opened our first ever birthday show. This year they are back to headline what is probably our strongest line up yet after what has undoubtedly been our biggest year. Let’s hope we can say the same this time next year.”