HUDDERSFIELD band Northern Beats are set to release their debut EP.

Despite having been together since 2006, Twisted Animation is the band’s first release and paves the way for their first album, Blessed Are The Cracked, which comes out this summer.

But the road to getting the EP recorded was not a simple one.

Drummer Stefan said: “The recording took forever. The list of problems is too long to put here. It all started when the original producer had to pull out.

“Then some of the tracks were accidently wiped and had to be re-recorded. Then the money ran out. All in all, it took a year or so, most of which the band spent waiting around.”

However, Northern Beats are pleased with the end result, which reflects their blend of indie rock with hip hop.

Northern Beats are already well-known in Huddersfield, having performed for thousands as support act for The Guillemots, The Script and Elliot Minor at Party In The Park at Greenhead Park last June.

They are regulars on the Huddersfield, Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester gig scenes and have opened for bands including The Music, Idlewild and Stateless.

However, the band want to expand their following further and, to this end, are currently trying to get more gigs.

The EP has already opened some doors.

They have been invited to play a festival in the south of France in June on the strength of the record.

They will also perform at the Picturedrome on March 22.

You can order Twisted Animation at Or you can buy from Soi77 in the Imperial Arcade and Wall Of Sound on John William Street, who are also stocking the EP.