King’s Lynn’s Battle of the Bands hots up for final heat

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The final heat of Battle of the Bands is this Saturday when four local bands will have one last chance to impress the judges and secure a place in the semi-final.

Returning to Lynn pub, The Fenman Freehouse from 8pm, the event promises to be a fantastic finale to what has been an incredibly fierce competition so far.

Last years finalists, From The Sticks, return on an indie mission to bring you the stories of life, from the serious to the comical. Their debut single DMT has over 600,000 YouTube views and they are fast becoming a must-see band across Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.

Dirty Little Rebel are a band who aim to bring back the raw energy and punk attitude to the music scene and have no problem with being offensive, rebellious and a little bit different from the rest.

Old Coyote Club have evolved from a solo acoustic project to a full band influenced by punk, folk and country. Recorded and mixed internally, they plan to release and tour their debut EP featuring this year, with a new release penned for the end of 2014.

The Stray are an acoustic trio from Lincolnshire, whose music is a fusion of folk, punk and a whole lot of tortured soul.

The bands are in the running to steal the final spot in the live on-air semi-final set to take place over KL.FM on June 13, when presenter Ryan Taylor joins the judges as all 10 semi-finalists showcase their chosen track with a one-minute promo to get your vote.

Organiser Triston Finnis said: “At the end of the show voting goes live and listeners will choose three acts to progress to the final. We’re hoping to top the 27,000 who took the time to support the acts last year.

“The results show is on June 16 at 8pm, when the three winning acts will be announced as well as three judges’ picks, giving us our usual six-band final.”

He added: “The final this year is again at the fantastic Lynn Corn Exchange and is only £2 entry.

The six acts perform 30 minute sets to our regular judging panel who will also be joined by a couple of very special guests.

“We have decided to hold the final on June 27 as a fantastic curtain-raiser to Festival Too, where our winner and runner-up ultimately perform in front of thousands.”