A BAND from North Yorkshire is hitting the international music scene after being signed with a German publishing house following a recent tour in Europe.

Indie band The Doubtful Bottle, whose members come from Bedale and Masham have signed a publishing deal with Neil Grant Music Production, a well established company which provides music for advertising, TV and film companies around the world. The group is hoping it helps them get their message across that great music is being created in the North.

John Gillies, who plays rhythm guitar for the band, said: "We are really excited about this new relationship and where it could lead. We are looking forward to releasing new singles in 2020, and working alongside Neil Grant Music Production which we hope will help to make the songs fly.

"They'll be taking the band’s songs to film and TV, so hopefully people may well be hearing their favourite Doubtful Bottle songs on the big screen in the near future.

They released their first single, Eye, last year which was played on BBC Introducing and sold through all major outlets including Spotify, ITunes and Amazon, as well as being released on CD.

The band recorded their video to go with the single on location in Darlington and have regularly been seen playing gigs in the town as well as around Bedale, Thirsk and Stockton.

They've also been playing much further afield with a recent tour of Italy.

John added: "We are getting such a good reaction from our music from all around the world, and fans have been asking us when we are touring in their country.

"We are hoping to show the world that great UK music is not only made in London, but that the North has a lot to offer too."

The band describe their sound as interdimensional frantic cool rock. This year they've also appeared at Richmond Live Festival, Glastonbilly in Ripon and Camphill at Kirklington.

Over Xmas they have concerts at The Castle Tavern, Richmond, the Little3 at Thirsk and the Music Lounge in Stockton.