University of Liverpool band make it to the final of national competition

They are releasing a new single to coincide with the final

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Lowlanders, a band made up of students from our very own UoL, have managed to get through to the final of a national battle of the bands competition, iSessions, run by he Independent newspaper. 

A prominent band within the local student music scene, the band have said they are “buzzing” to be playing a venue which has previously seen gigs by Bruno Mars and the Kaiser Chiefs, following on from their supporting of Lower Than Atlantis in the Guild last year.

The winner of the final will be chosen by a judging panel consisting of BBC Radio 6 DJ Marc Riley, Deputy Arts Editor of The Independent Alice Jones and Tom Baker, the founder of Field Day festival.

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Band members Blair Smith (vocals, guitar and synth), Sam Hignett (drums), James Thomas (guitar) and Will Harding (bass) feel their music is best described as ‘energetic rock’ combining elements of Pop Punk and Classic Rock. Think Twin Atlantic with Steve Vai on guitar. Their new single, ‘Live in the Moment’, is being released to coincide with the iSessions final, embedded bellow.

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Lowlanders told The Tab, “We only got the chance to play this night because people came out and voted for us in the last two heats, so we really can’t thank everyone enough!”.

They hope to do the dedication of their fans justice on the 29th, continuing, “Our main plan for the night is to really put on a great show for all the people who made the trip for Liverpool for us. It means so much that people would come along and show their support, so we might throw out a cheeky t-shirt or two!”.

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If you are interested in travelling to Manchester and supporting the band on the 29th, the Independent are putting on coach transport to the venue. Tickets for the event are free and come with two drinks, they will allocated on a first come first served basis.