INDIE rockers Stillia are set to take off on a tour Down Under this year, supporting top group Ocean Colour Scene in Dubai, Australia and New Zealand.

The Sutton band will also head out on a UK tour when they return.

The band will be playing eight dates from November 9 to November 20 on OCS's The Moseley Shoals Tour, starting in Dubai before going down under to Australia and finishing in New Zealand.

Ocean Colour Scene, from Birmingham rose to prominence in the 90s Britpop era and DJ Chris Evans used their The Riverboat Song as the theme tune to TFI Friday.

Among the overseas tour includes dates are concerts in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland.

Stillia's own UK tour will feature dates in Edinburgh, London, Glasgow, Manchester, Brighton, Nottingham, Liverpool, Birmingham, Sheffield and Bristol. 

Stillia lead singer Jack Bennett, said: “We are all buzzing about it, it’s going to be raining back at home but we will be in sunny Australia.

“It’s been in the works for a couple of months but it only got signed off and finalised last week so it’s top news.

“We cannot wait to get started, we hear the band (Ocean Colour Scene) haven’t calmed down since they started so it’s going to be crazy and a good laugh.”

St Helens Star:

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The band including Jack, lead guitarist Connor Moran, Johnny Waring on bass guitar and drummer Matty Bennett, have also just wrapped up filming for their next music video for their track 4am, shot at various spots in St Helens, including the pubs and clubs that helped them at the very start.

Jack added: “It will be coming out in the near future and was great to do and really funny seeing certain people in the background but it means a lot.

“We went back to places that let us play there when we started out, it’s just about thanking them for taking a chance on us. We are proud of where we are from.”

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