A MURAL taking shape on the wall of a St Helens music venue is to promote one of the country’s most exciting young bands - who hail from Earlestown.

The colours on the exterior wall of the Citadel on Waterloo Street will create the cover of the The K’s debut album 'I Wonder If The World Knows'.

Images of the mural taking shape have been sharedon social media by the artist Trafford Parsons, who painted the theatre’s white wall over the weekend.

The K's will release their highly anticipated debut album later this week.

The four-piece have recently been on a run of intimate, acoustic shows and will head out on an almost sold-out UK headline tour in April, taking on some of the most sizeable venues of their career including Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse and London’s Electric Ballroom.

The K’s have also confirmed slots at some of the UK’s biggest festivals including the main stage at Reading and Leeds, Isle of Wight Festival, Camp Bestival and Kendal Calling, as well as many more across Europe.

The band was also recently nominated for Breakthrough Act Of The Year' at the Nordoff & Robbins Northern Music Awards, where they will also be performing at the awards on April 23 in Manchester.

There have previously been calls for St Helens to embrace more public artwork - such as murals - in the town centre to celebrate the borough’s achievers.

The Citadel, which was bought and reopened by entrepreneur Ian Pitts following its closure during Covid, is rebuilding its reputation as location for live music.