Fast-rising act set to hit borough

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ONE of Britain’s most hotly-tipped young acts will take to the stage in Wigan as part of a gruelling autumn tour of the UK this weekend.

London band Dexters, who have picked up considerable plaudits for their mixture of pop melodies and raw punk energy, will play at Indiependence tomorrow evening.

The band take influences from classic British pop and punk acts of the 1960s and ‘70s on songs such as their upcoming new single The Hard Way, a no-holds-barred coming of age anthem which looks back at the trials of youth with a mixture of nostalgia and reflectiveness. Frontman Tom Rowlett said: “We formed a band that infused the best of all the things we love most from our heroes; the aggression of The Clash, melodies Of The La’s and lyrical writing style of Ray Davies of the Kinks.

“We believe in this band, and you can see that we mean it at our live shows.

“The Hard Way is a song about being in a rush. Not always thinking things through, but standing by your decisions and being unapologetic for who you are, even if it means going the long way around. Learning the hard way.”

Dexters have already made quite an impact on the UK scene, racking up support slots with acts including The Courteneers, The Enemy and Glasvegas as well as opening up for Madchester legends The Happy Mondays.

The band are back out on the road this autumn playing a month of live shows which will take them the length and breadth of the country, with Wigan kicking off the North West dates before the group return to the region to play venues in Liverpool and Manchester later in the month.

Dexters will play at Indiependence, on King Street West, on Saturday November 2 at 8pm. Tickets are £7 and available from Seetickets or

The band’s new single, The Hard Way, will be released on November 18 through Acid Jazz Records.