IT may not be one of the most glamorous of places, but to the members of Honeyvale, East Kilbride will always be home.

"I think if you were to properly write something that translated East Kilbride into a song it would have to be called cocaine epidemic" frontman Connor McGlave as he takes a break from rehearsing in the bands makeshift studio. "That's not really fair, I suppose, but 'Polo Mint City' works too'.

The band are rehearsing ahead of their upcoming show at King Tuts on the 27th, for which they are duly rehearsing in one member's loft.

"Everyone should have one" says Conor. "You aren't watching the clock, you can do what you want without pressure."

Polo Mint City is to be their next, EP, set to be released in early 2020.

"I think this record will be different from the last, in the sense that it won't be as polished or produced as our last" says Conor.

"It's a natural progression, but I don't think we're as shy of saying things that are a bit harder edged. We want to sing about social issues, our experiences of living life".

There’s nothing try-hard about Honeyvale, and the band have welcomed comparisons to the likes of Sam Fender for their writing.

"We've known each other since we were kids" says Conor, and indeed the band is the sound of four lifelong friends growing up together and making a racket in various bedrooms, living rooms, garages and lofts across the city.

This year has been a big one for Honeyvale, having just released an acoustic version of their new single, Mercurial.

The original version was released earlier this year, is a raucous 2 minutes 50 seconds of classic indie-pop; a tale of love, dance floors and stolen lighters, told in the dappled light of an early Sunday morning, when optimism prevails and the hangover hasn’t yet kicked in.

"I think that next year will be just focusing on releasing more music, playing live, going on tour and doing as much as we can" says Conor.

"It definitely will be our year next year". That's a promise.