A BORDERS band have created a music video for their first single.

Patersun, who formed last year, released Little Wonder in February – but their original video plans were scuppered by the coronavirus lockdown.

Yet the group were finally able to release the finished product on Saturday (September 5). It has already clocked up several thousand views on the band’s Facebook page.

Singer and guitarist Dylan Paterson, 21, of Newtown St Boswells, said: “We’re really proud to be from the Borders, so we wanted to include as many different places and towns as we could in the video.

“We’ve got Hawick, Jedburgh, Melrose, Scott’s View, Newtown, Galashiels, and a few other locations as well.”

The band consists of Dylan, his dad Alexander Paterson on drums, and 18-year-old bassist Rory Piercy. Alexander wrote and directed the video.

Dylan said: “We released Little Wonder in February and then lockdown happened – we had gigs lined up throughout the summer and then they were all cancelled.

“It was a real blow but obviously we just had to make the best of it.

“We got a few different things that came out of it, like the Hear The Call video [which featured an acoustic version of their song, with friends performing the lyrics in sign language].

“And we started the recording process of various things, so we made the best of it but it was really quite frustrating.”

The trio – who cite Bon Jovi, Oasis and Brice Springsteen among their influences – managed to stay busy throughout lockdown.

They appeared online at various festivals, including Stowed Out and the It’s Good 2 Give weekend.

And they have more gigs lined up for 2021, in the hope that lockdown restrictions ease further.

Their planned events include playing at the Hive in Edinburgh on January 15, and supporting The Polis (a tribute to the Sting-fronted band) at Galashiels’ MacArts early in the new year.

Dylan said: “It’s so difficult to get events going because there are so many restrictions to do with social distancing, and that’s not conducive to a gig event because a lot of what you get out of a gig is obviously close contact and being in a crowd.

“And because the current circumstance is so changeable, it’s difficult to plan ahead but we have got gigs scheduled for the start of the year.

“Hopefully, once things get back to normality, we’ll be able to get things confirmed.”

And they are hoping to see Borders folk at their gigs, supporting a local band.

“There’s not a brilliant music scene in the Scottish Borders,” said Dylan. “But at the same time, the Scottish Borders is actually a good place to live.

“We’d rather be positive about it and hopefully we’ll get a good scene following our music.

“That’s obviously the plan anyway – to try and get a following in the Borders.”

To find out more, you can visit Patersun’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/patersun.band