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Purveyors of infectiously crunchy, melodic and spring-loaded hardcore, Lower Than Atlantis' rise to the status of UK rock’s most-likely-to has been steady and, with hindsight, inevitable. It might look like that now, but they couldn’t have planned any of this that way. The four members fell together in the late-2000s, uniting as they realised that each other were all the most impressive members of their scene. With a DIY ethic that was honourable, but also borne from necessity, everything they have done until now has been written in Mike’s kitchen. Their story has been proof that the good will usually out.
Since releasing their debut EP ‘Bretton’ in 2008, through two more self-funded albums (2010’s ‘Far Q’ and 2011’s ‘World Record’) and a Biffyesque commitment to touring, they earned a fearsome reputation on the underground circuit, fast rising to prominence, media acclaim and with an often-terrifyingly devoted fanbase. Now, having attracted the attention of Island Records, they’re all set to release their ‘Changing Tune’, the album that looks set to turn them into British rock’s next great crossover act.
The Sindercombe Social - 2 Goldhawk Road, White City, London W12 8QD
Smart bar with plates displayed on exposed brickwork, hanging lamps plus craft beers and pub grub.
Jasmine (Thai) - 16 Goldhawk Road
Firm favourite with Empire staff and touring personnel alike.
The Defector’s Weld - 170 Uxbridge Rd, W12 8AA
A local pub serving a quality selection of beers, real ales, cocktails & wines, as well as homemade British pub grub.
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