Polly could have single deal in her pocket

POLLY Poison and Her Electric Antidote will play the O2 IndigO2 on September 25 after progressing to the national finals of the Surface Unsigned Festival.

The St Albans band came second overall in the regional finals on September 4 at the Boston Music Rooms in Tufnell Park, but were voted joint first by the judges. The overall result was a combination of judges’ votes and text votes but the lack of text votes prevented them from coming first.

They will now take on 15 other bands at the prestigious venue in September and compete for a share of the �60,000 prize fund. The prizes include resources to enable bands to tour and gives them a one track single deal.

Guitarist Sami Resua said: “It was an incredible night and we are really excited about the final and what it will mean for the band. We cannot wait but we are going to need more text support from fans.”

To support the band text “South 5215” to 64343 anytime between now and September 25. Texts cost �1.

Tickets for the event are available via Ticketmaster and cost �19.75 plus postage. Doors open at 11.30am.

The band will be supporting the legendary John Cooper Clarke when he plays the Alban Arena on September 9 and The Purple Turtle in Camden in the BBC Three Counties Final on September 18.