A BARRHEAD musician whose all-girl punk rock group enjoyed an impressive rise to fame in the noughties will reunite with her old bandmates for a 15th anniversary gig this weekend.

Rosie McClune played guitar in The Hedrons, who supported The Sex Pistols and The Rolling Stones, amongst others, and played huge festivals such as T in the Park and Download.

They also toured the US several times, as well as Europe, and their 2007 debut album ‘One More Won’t Kill Us’ made the UK Indie Top 40.

The foursome will now perform at Glasgow’s SWG3 Warehouse on Saturday, after their original plans to play at a smaller venue sold out in two days.

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Rosie said: “We all stayed in touch and maybe about two years ago a record label called Last Night From Glasgow asked if we would be interested in re-releasing the album we released on vinyl.

“But, with Covid, everything got delayed and it ended up being released earlier this year.

“It got into the vinyl charts and the top ten Scottish charts for independent artists, so we thought we should do a gig to celebrate.

“It’s going to be quite nerve-racking because we haven’t played together for such a long time.

“But all of my pals who used to come to the gigs back then and loyal fans who used to follow us around are coming, so it’ll just be so nice to see everybody.”

Rosie, 40, has continued to work constantly in the music industry, playing, writing and touring with many artists.

She still has family in Barrhead but now lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is currently performing with Clare Grogan’s Altered Images, who she is looking forward to playing with next month at the Scottish Music Awards at Glasgow’s Barrowlands.

It remains to be seen, however, if any more shows are on the cards for The Hedrons, who called it quits 15 years ago when they were starting their second album.

“We were just exhausted, so it never really got finished and we had a fight with the record label, the usual stuff,” explained the former St Luke’s High pupil.

“Our singer found the files we recorded back then and we started putting them together and trying to make sense of it.

“I’ve re-recorded some of the guitar parts and it’s being mixed just now in Sweden.

“We are going to put some of these songs into the set on Saturday and hopefully people will like them.

“We just thought ‘let’s get it finished and see what it sounds like’ and, if we think it’s good enough, we definitely plan to release it at some point.

“I don’t think any of us want to do touring again but I would definitely love for us to do some festivals if it was possible.”

To buy tickets, visit bit.ly/swg3thehedrons.