Tomorrow's stars take to the stage at T in the Park

THIS year's T In The Park brings together some of the biggest music superstars on the planet, from massive rock bands like Arctic Monkeys to pop king Pharrell Williams and chart-topping songstress Ellie Goulding.

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Kill the Waves take to the stage on Sunday
Kill the Waves take to the stage on Sunday

There's Scots talent too, with Biffy Clyro headlining today, and Calvin Harris and Paolo Nutini starring on Saturday. Yet while they're established names, further down the bill are the stars of tomorrow.

The T Break stage has played host to many acts over the years, including Biffy themselves back in 1999. It lets emerging groups get a chance to shine, and half of the 16 acts this year hail from Glasgow, proving no city has better new bands.

Here's a guide to the elite eight lining up.

THEY'RE CALLED: DEATHCATS

THEY SOUND LIKE: A collision between ferocious guitar riffs and classic Scottish pop, terrifically named three-piece Deathcats recently released their debut album All Hail Deathcats, and the energetic likes of Solid and pummelling, rapid-fire tones of Comin Up should go down a treat live. Biffy Clyro's James Johnston recently raved about them too, and hailed them as his favourites out of all of this year's T Break acts.

THEY'RE ON: Today

THEY'RE CALLED: ATOM TREE

THEY SOUND LIKE: Following in the footsteps of Chvrches, this trio deliver a mixture of languid electronica and catchy pop melodies. They're booked for the Wickerman festival after T, and their more sweeping moments have earned comparisons to the epic likes of Sigur Ros.

THEY'RE ON: Saturday

THEY'RE CALLED: MEDICINE MEN:

THEY SOUND LIKE: Fresh off an appearance at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut last week, the Medicine Men are, pardon the pun, cooking up a tempting brew, despite having only had a handful of gigs under their belt. There's skyscraper-sized synths, thumping bass lines and an overall noise that draws comparisons to Tame Impala and Death In Vegas.

THEY'RE ON: Saturday

THEY'RE CALLED: SECRET MOTORBIKES

THEY SOUND LIKE: Describing themselves as Glasgow's "most effeminate punks", the four-piece rattle through fuzzy punk and surf guitar licks aplenty, with this year's Rum Punch a catchy, collection of alt rock. Perfect for playing a Glasgow version of CBGB's, they've also got enough big choruses to conquer bigger stages.

THEY'RE ON: Sunday

THEY'RE CALLED: TUFF LOVE

THEY SOUND LIKE: A gloriously summery take on grunge and fuzzy rock. Already signed to Lost Map Records Tuff Love take inspiration from lo-fi 80s guitar pop and American indie rockers like Weezer in equal measure. They're also liked by comic Josie Long, who starred in and directed their video for Flamingo, while they've just released their Junk EP.

THEY'RE ON: Today

THEY'RE CALLED: KILL THE WAVES

THEY SOUND LIKE: Late additions to the T Break line-up, Kill The Waves are well deserving of their slot. The fivesome have been on the go since 2008, plying dreamy pop tunes that pull together everything from noise-heavy post rock to electronic beats and snappy rhythms. Recent single Better Days was tremendous and an album is due to follow.

THEY'RE ON: Sunday

THEY'RE CALLED: TEEN CANTEEN

THEY SOUND LIKE: A classic girl group if they were making records for the C86 cassette instead of Motown. The all female quartet's Scottish accented pop has earned approval from local indie legends like Eugene Kelly of the Vaselines and Duglas T Stewart of BMX Bandits. Recent single You're Still Mine was a finger-clicking delight.

THEY'RE ON:

THEY'RE CALLED: BLOOD RELATIVE

THEY SOUND LIKE: Peppy guitar popsters who know their way around a tune. They come armed with hummable melodies aplenty. The quartet have been involved in various Glasgow bands in the past, and are readying debut album Deerheart for an October release.

THEY'RE ON: Sunday

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