WHITEHAVEN indie pop band Flynt will be playing their first hometown gig of the year this month.

The four-piece outfit will be joined by fellow local acts Springfield and Simone Armstrong for the show at The Yellow Earl, in Lowther Street, on Friday August 17.

Flynt were one of the Cumbrian bands that starred on the Yam Riot stage at the recent Kendal Calling festival, winning over new fans with an assured performance.

Much of the summer has been focused on a series of live studio sessions that have been released as singles and videos.

The latest - and final release in the series - was Honey, which arrived in July and has received widespread acclaim.

They have also made well-received appearances at events such as EskFest and Manchester's Dot to Dot festival.

It has been an impressive first year for the band, who only played their debut show in June 2017, landing gigs around the country and reaching fans across the globe with their live sessions.

Frontwoman Emma Dockeray, vocalist and guitarist Brad Kavanagh, bassist Calvin Thornborrow and drummer Steven Norman have also had their songs featured on BBC Radio 1, and recorded a session for Radio Cumbria.

Indie rock band Springfield, who provide main support, will be showcasing self-penned material from their upcoming EP. The youngsters recently released a debut single, Pig Tail Tobacco, which features in the set.

This year has seen them play some impressive shows for the This Feeling programme in Carlisle, and at events such as Cottfest and Aspatria Music Festival.

Teenage singer-songwriter Simone Armstrong completes the bill, playing a set of stripped-back covers and original tracks from her debut EP, Never Automatic, which was released last month.

The show at The Yellow Earl on Friday August 17 starts at 8pm, and entrance is free.