Hotly tipped Glasgow group the Van Ts know they’re onto a winner these days – because they’re getting asked on nights out when they’re releasing new music.

The foursome are gearing up for another dose of grunge-flavoured pop with new EP A Coming Of Age due in June, and they support noisy rockers Yuck at Broadcast this Saturday.

“Supporting Yuck is crazy,” says singer/guitarist Hannah Van Thompson, who fronts the band with her twin sister Chloe.

“I was like, ‘no way’ when we were offered it. I loved them when they first came out and released their album, then they disappeared for a wee bit – they’re one of those bands with a lot of great tunes and all our friends have been asking us for guestlist because some of the shows are sold out.

“When you hear that people are listening to your songs then you have more motivation to write stuff. If you’re on a night out and folk ask you ‘when’s the next tune out?’ then that gives you a bit of a confidence boost.”

Hannah and Chloe started out making music in their teens, but were originally armed with acoustic guitars and some folksy tunes. They soon headed in a louder direction, with the group being completed by Joanna Forbes on bass and drummer Shawn Hood, and last year’s snarling yet catchy Laguna Babe EP made waves.

Their tunes touch upon grunge, surf and old school rock n’ roll, influenced by anyone from the Pixies to the B-52’s, and Hannah reckons that A Coming Of Age moves the band to another level, especially on lead single 35mm.

“We were happy with the last one but this time both the writing and the production are a step up,” says Hannah.

“We’re really happy with the single, and it’s still got that rawness and grunge thing going on, so it won’t be too polished – that’s not us.

“Most of the songs on it were written last year, although there’s one from this year. We’ve always got ideas rattling about in the back of our heads, and we just jammed them with the guys and everyone put their own bits into it.

“There was more time to figure out what’s what than on Laguna Babe. We knew that me and Chloe were in our last year of uni and things would be hectic, and we wanted to take a step back before doing this one.”

Hannah studies psychology at the University of the West of Scotland, while Chloe is finishing off her nursing degree, but they’ve been able to juggle studying with a run of gigs over the past couple of years, including shows with fellow Scots success story Honeyblood.

As a youthful, female fronted band, the band have also had to deal with the odd patronising remark over their age or their gender. However Hannah is relieved to say that the foursome have encountered much more support from the local Glasgow scene than anything else.

“When we first started we did get some patronising comments, but there was far more people who respected us as a band,” explains the singer.

“There was one time last year when I introduced myself to a band I was playing with, and they went ‘oh, you’re so and so’s girlfriend’ and I was like, err, no, I’m playing the gig with you. There was another time when I was waiting with our gear with a friend, and someone started asking him questions about what band he was in, just looking right by me.

“But in Glasgow everyone seems to mostly respect you for the music over anything else. We’re not an overly feminist or a political band, really, although we’re all for equal rights – we’re just about making music.”

That also means Hannah and Chloe have to put any sisterly ties aside when they’re making decisions about the band.

“People think because we’re sisters we’ll fall out all the time, and yeah, we’ll have spats, but that’s just part of being in a band,” she says.

“We all do it, not just me and Chloe. I know this is a weird thing to say, but in the band I look at Chloe as a friend rather than my sister – we have to put that relationship as sisters aside when it comes to the band and put up a brick wall.”

The Van Ts, Broadcast, Saturday, £10, 7pm.