FOUR-PIECE grunge band Vulpes have booked their place in the semi-finals of this year’s Battle of the Bands competition after winning heat six.

The Norfolk-based band, who reached the semi-finals last year, were at Downham Market Club with other hopefuls, Alter the Sky, Powderhead  and Powerhouse.

Organiser  Triston Finnis, of Twisted Melon Promotions, said: “It was tight, very tight, but in the end it was Vulpes edging into the semi-finals. You needed to catch your breath after this heat. Full on from start to finish.”

Heat seven will see a new venue at Shuck’s restaurant, in Drove Orchards, Thornham tonight, Friday.

The music will be acoustic for the first time and start at 7.30pm.

Mr Finnis said: “This is the first of two acoustic heats in this year’s competition with three acts from each heat progressing to their own final with the eventual winner performing at Festival Too’s Lazy Sunday.”

The heat will feature sisters Georgia and Maddi Dawson Arias Echo, from King’s Lynn, who perform original covers, Norwich-based singer-songwriter Jonty Tan and Lynn’s Issy Smith, who is a singer-songwriter performing a mixture of quirky covers and her own material.

Downham Market young singer-songwriter Fin H.J is trying to progress as a solo artist, Norfolk-based Will Davis, who performs unusual takes on popular covers and Norwich-based singer-songwriter Lisa Ambrose, complete the line up.