INDIE fans should head over to The Joiners in St Mary Street, Southampton tonight (Friday) as the venue welcomes local favourites The Novatones.

The band states that their "songwriting is fuelled by real life and not candyfloss Love Island bull****. Our songs are written about working to survive, breakups, crime, bullying, idiots on social media and anything that is real in the everyday world in which we live. Our influences are vast and range from the ethos of Punk and Rock n Roll with a decoration of Oasis, Blur and The Stone Roses.

"...if you long to dine out on anthems, hard hitting guitar driven rock songs and cutting lyrics then pull up a chair, pick up your knife and fork and enjoy the best all-you-can-eat buffet courtesy of The Novatones."

Frontman Anthony Pitman, drummer Sean Swift, guitarist Mackenzie Gordon-Smith, bassist Toby Hornby-Patterson and keys player Joel Doherty are a brilliant live act and a festival favourite. Last year drew the biggest crowd on the Hard Rock stage when they played their third consecutive Isle of Wight Festival.