LANARK-BASED band We Were Kings are flying high after beating off the challenge of nearly 300 bands in the 2014 Hard Rock Rising competition.
The initial selection involved simply submitting a song to the organisers.
Following successful selection, the band then entered the voting rounds with almost 300 other bands from across Scotland.
And they were among thousands of acts from across the globe competing in an online round where fans across the world voted for the band’s submitted song.
The votes were cast over a two and a half week period on the basis of one download, one vote.
We Were Kings achieved more than 700 votes and finished top in Scotland; at that stage, they were reported to be in the top five in the world in the voting stakes.
The band, which includes Lanarkians Martin Walker and Dougie Scott, are now into the global round where they will be up against bands from all over the world.
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