A WIRRAL band is heading back on the road for a tour celebrating the forthcoming release of their second album.

Harness by the Loved Ones is due out later this year.

It was recorded at their studio in West Kirby, Brookhouse Studios and Parr Street Studios in Liverpool.

They will play their first live shows in almost four years, starting at Liverpool’s Buyer's Club on April 12.

The band, whose describe its style of music as 'combining electronica, pop and ambient', met at students at the SAE Institute for Creative Media in Liverpool.

Singer Nik Glover had just left another local band, Seal Cub Clubbing Club, and met Rich Hurst and Ben Shooter while working on the group's second album.

Their debut album, The Merry Monarch, was released in 2013 and garnered praise from music magazine Mojo and The Sunday Times.

Later that year they won the first GetIntoThis (GIT) Award for new Liverpool music, after submitting demos that would become their debut album.

They were nominated alongside other Wirral acts including Bill Ryder-Jones and Forest Swords, eventually winning the award at a ceremony at Liverpool’s Leaf.

Nik Glover told the Globe today: "We weren't ready to win an award.

"It was nice to be nominated, but we were only part-way through recording our debut and there was a lot that needed to be done before we would release it.

"People expected us to go into overdrive, touring and doing everything under the sun to take advantage of it. But that was never the plan."

On the second album, Nik continued: "We're lucky enough to have families that support our dreams of making music, playing shows and getting it heard.

"The second album is partly a thankyou letter to the people who are always there to look after you.

"But we've all got that nagging voice at the back of our heads telling us to keep writing songs."

For more on the band, and to watch the video for Cartridge at www.facebook.com/wearelovedones