Ahead of their performance at this year’s The Great Escape, we caught up with Scottish trio OK Button to find out what makes them tick…

The countdown is on to our favourite Brighton weekend! At this year’s The Great Escape, Creative Scotland will host two showcases to shine a light on ten emerging artists from the Scottish scene. From 12pm on Thursday 9th and Saturday 10th May, Creative Scotland will takeover One Church on Gloucester Place, presenting shows from ALLIGATOR, Aaron Smith, Cloth, Walt Disco, Heavy Rapids, Tamzene, Lucia, Kobi Onyame, The Snuts, and OK Button, who we feature in this latest In Short.

Amber Wilson, Nass Donald and Adam Falkner are OK Button, a three-piece synth-pop outfit who met when Wilson was playing an acoustic set in her hometown of Aberdeen. With an impressive back catalogue of past projects, individually the band have worked with the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club and Babyshambles. Their latest single ‘Grenade’, below, references finding the strength to leave a relationship you know isn’t right for you.

For fans of Self Esteem or Idlewild, OK Button make beguiling synth-pop with an edge. Wilson’s breathy vocal floats over layers of production, her lyrics darker than her sugary vocal might infer. You can catch OK Button at The Great Escape at One Church at 12.45pm on Friday 10th May, and then again at 8.30pm at Fabrica the following day.

Ahead of their performance at The Great Escape, get to know Amber of OK Button In Short…

Three words to describe our music…
Dark, dreamy, honest.

Last photo on your phone…
A picture of my bed at 4:21AM after a late studio session with the band.

Favourite Instagram account…
@marniethedog – I’m all about the Insta dogs!

The best venue I’ve played…
The Fillmore in San Francisco

Earliest song you remember…
Jumping up and down on the sofa to The Cure’s ‘Close To Me’ at around 5 years old.

The worst job I’ve ever had…
Glass collecting in an old man bar when I was 16. The misogyny, the stale smoke, the sour fart smell, ‘Sweet Caroline’ on repeat… Grim!

Favourite food on tour… 
Protein shakes.

My favourite word…
Oblivion.

Things that cheer me up…
Fresh air, writing music, forests, hot chocolate, dogs, my pals.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
I’d love to play a gig in space.

I think you should listen to…
D R I F T – they supported us at our first ever gig in Glasgow, they’re amazing.

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Jeff Buckley. His voice was otherworldly.

Showcasing Scotland at TGE 2019: One Church from 12pm on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th May.