Glasgow, Scotland, GBR

MakethisRelate combines stadium sized hooks with the energy and passion of alternative rock. Their music is raw and their lyrics are personal which conveys an honesty that some other bands lack. With plenty of energy and interactivity, their dynamic live shows are not to be missed.


MakethisRelate is a three piece alternative rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. Brought together in 2008, the band steadily began to develop their sound: a captivating mix of stadium sized pop melodies with the energy and aggression of alternative rock, delivered through a decidedly honest Scottish vocal. Their influences include American emo luminaries, Jimmy Eat World and local rock heavyweights, Biffy Clyro.

Following some great support slots with The Damned Things, Rolo Tomassi and Elliot Minor, the band's local profile began to rise and soon enough MakethisRelate had gathered a following of dedicated fans in their hometown, who played a vital role in propelling the band towards bigger stages - including a slot at a sold-out show in the legendary King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. In 2011, MakethisRelate toured relentlessly and during the summer of the same year, the band was selected by a panel of industry judges to play a number of major UK festivals including Download, Sonisphere and T in the Park.

Off the back of their festival appearances, the band released their honest and powerful new single, Sugar Glass, which was mixed and mastered by Jason Wilcock (You Me At Six, We Are The Ocean, Fightstar). The band does not shy away from the fact that their new single deals with their experiences within the music industry over the past few years. Frontman and lyricist, Kevin Walls stated “there are bands out who are only interested in making money and there are others who use technology to ‘enhance’ their live performance. That’s not the band we want to be. We started this band because we love making music and we love performing - we hope that comes across in our music”.

"...lilting post-punk...with a warmth evocative of Jimmy Eat World by way of Idlewild." - Kerrang!

"We suggest you catch them now, before they start playing even bigger stages." - The Metro


Pick Your Side EP - (Released Sept. 2009)

One More Second Chance EP - (Released Sept. 2010)

Sugar Glass - Single - (Released Aug. 2011)

The band have received airplay on Clyde 1, Northsound 1, Tay FM, KLFM 96.7 and various student/internet radio stations.

Set List

We'll Always Be Famous For Our Biggest Failures.
Watching Cars Crashing.
Stop. Look. Listen.
Sugar Glass
This Conversation is Missing Your Voice.
Pick Your Side.

Typical set is 30 minutes long. This can be extended or reduced. All original material.