Scottish band Wrest to release their new single Second Wind

“Fans of Frightened Rabbit and The National will love Edinburgh’s wrest” The Sun

“One of Scotland’s most exciting emerging live acts” BBC Radio Rapal

“A band on a roll with sold-out shows” The National

“Scotland’s best new band” – Border Telegraph

“An emotional adventure you have to experience – Ones to Watch” – Independent Music News

Second Wind cover art

Hotly-tipped Edinburgh indie rock band wrest return with Second Wind, their first studio single since debut album Coward of Us All in 2019 (‘Best Scottish Album 2019’, ‘BBC Radio Rapal Album of the Week’).

The four-piece enjoy a growing fanbase in the UK, Europe and beyond, selling out shows across Scotland, England and Germany on the long-awaited debut Coward of Us All tour.


Sold out headline shows for Celtic Connections in Glasgow, then Edinburgh’s The Mash House in early 2020 set up what was to be a busy year of touring. Plans abruptly halted by the pandemic, the band wrote an unexpected follow-up EP, A World The Has Left You Unspoken, recorded remotely from home during the height of lockdown in April-June 2020.

The new single marks the start of a new era of music for the band, with a return to live shows on the horizon. A song of optimism in adversity, Second Wind is a stoic anthem for the times from one of Scotland’s most exciting emerging live acts.

The band continue to build their following across the UK and Europe, with huge shows to come across the UK and EU in 2021 and beyond.


Wrest are Stewart Douglas (vocals/guitar), Stephen Whipp (lead guitar), Craig Robertson (bass) and Jonny Tait (drums).

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