Polker shortlisted for “Rising Act of the Year” at the Sound Music Awards

A band from ST HELENS have been shortlisted for a regional music award that celebrates local talent.

Alternative quartet Polker were among the last eight bands nominated for ‘Rising Act of the Year’ at the Sound Music Awards in Liverpool.

Dedicated to the Merseyside music scene, the awards show aims to celebrate the hard work and creativity involved in the industry.

This includes acknowledging the bands who take the stage, but also everyone else behind the scenes, such as producers, promoters, photographers, writers and venues.

Polker was nominated for “Rising Act of the Year”

Although he only formed about a year ago, Polker has gone from strength to strength in the local music scene.

Following the release of an “Over Words, Ever After” EP earlier this year, the band has played landmark gigs, including a comeback show at The Citadel, as well as intimate acoustic shows throughout the Northwest.

They reached the last eight in their Sound Music Award category thanks to public votes and are up against some “seriously talented” artists, the group said.

St Helens Star: Maddie HaleMaddie Hale

Drummer Maddie Hale said: “It’s fantastic to be shortlisted for the Sound Music Awards.

“The reason we’re on the shortlist is because of the public votes, which is really heartwarming to know that people support us and wanted to vote for us.”

Seeking success, Polker has more gigs planned throughout the year as well as a new single “Slow Heal” due out Friday, September 30.

With a music video to kick off, Maddie said the band are “really excited” for people to hear their new release after spending a lot of time perfecting it.

St Helens Star: Polker's new single Polker’s new single “Slow Heal” drops Friday, September 30

After being shortlisted for the “Rising Act of the Year”, Polker needs the public to keep voting so he can make it into the final four of the contest, with the winner being chosen by the judges at the awards ceremony.

The Sound Music Awards will take place at Hangar 34 in the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool on Thursday 3 November.

You can vote for Polker here.

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