By Victoria Cotton
Formed in 2007 by lead guitarist, Ben Sansom and lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Mike Duce, they were inspired by their shared interest in bands such as Biffy Clyro and the pop punk sound of Blink 182, Lower Than Atlantis are a British rock band hailing from Watford in Hertfordshire.
With their UK tour coming up, they head to play at Fibbers in York on the 13th May with support from Boston Manor and The Faim.
In 2008, after various drummers and bass players came and went, Lower Than Atlantis released their debut EP, Bretton, featuring eight tracks of melodic hardcore, it led up to their first album Far Q in 2010.
Now with members Eddy Thrower on drums and bass guitarist Declan Hart, the band returned to the studio in 2011 to record World Record.
This album was to herald a change in sound from hardcore to melodic indie rock, with inspiration from the likes of the Foo Fighters and Jimmy Eats World. World Record saw the band make a significant breakthrough in radio and in the growth of fan base at live shows.
In 2012 Lower Than Atlantis were signed by Island Records and recorded the album Changing Tune. Playing a series of festival slots throughout 2012 including Hit the Deck and the Republic stage at Leeds and Reading.
After the release of Changing Tune, they were premiered by Zane Lowe on Radio 1, Lower Than Atlantis continued to make headway supporting All Time Low and playing their own headline UK tour in 2013.
After two years the band had a change of recording deal and having parted ways with Island records were signed to Sony Music in 2014.
Now with a more indie rock sound, Lower Than Atlantis recorded their self-named album, Lower Than Atlantis, Rock Sound’s album of the year, and then last year their fifth album Had Enough.
Lower Than Atlantis continue to build their fan base and receive Radio 1 air play, including a Live Lounge acoustic set. Their hard work has seen them grace the main stage at Leeds and Reading.
They are truly a band not to be missed.