HEADLINING Basingstoke Live on the Sunday are Lucky Soul, who are coming to town just two weeks after playing at Glastonbury.

Describing their sound, guitarist Andrew Laidlaw said: “We make very melodic, good time music with a dark underbelly, somewhere in between Motown and The Smiths.

“We take in loads of influences on the way, lots of old soul and sixties pop, modern guitar indie, a bit of old school rock and roll, a bit of disco, a bit of country, the works!”

The band has been together for five years and comprises vocalist Ali Howard, Laidlaw and Ivor Sims on guitars, Russell Grooms on bass, Paul Atkins on the drums and Art Terry on keyboard.

Looking forward to the festivals ahead, Laidlaw said as a group they are quite controlled in the studio but enjoy letting go on stage.

He said: “It's nice to get loud and jump around a bit!

“I think we make good summer afternoon music and we pretty much always get a good response.

“Getting nice comments about your music on Facebook or whatever is great, but it’s definitely more rewarding to see the reaction first hand.

“We’ve never played in Basingstoke before so we’re looking forward to it; it’s always good to go somewhere we’ve never been and hopefully you’ll like us enough to invite us back.”

Lucky Soul have two albums, The Great Unwanted and A Coming Of Age and they are playing on the main stage from 5.30pm on July 11.

More information is at luckysoul.co.uk.

Headlining the main stage on Saturday night from 9.30pm will be the Scratch Perverts, a collective of DJs from London, formed in 1996.