The good news is it’s still the same super-cool live music venue feel with a large stage, big noisy boxes to assault your lugs and flashing lights to make it look all rock ‘n’ roll and that. But BIGGER and with MUCH better viewing, lots of seating, easier parking and access from the station and still in the city centre. Result, really.
All you gotta do is make your way over Ouse Bridge, hang a right at Popworld down George Hudson Street and after 100 metres take the first left at Salvation to go up Tanner Row/Toft Green; we’re near the top. Five minutes. What could be easier.
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS feel a lot like they're starting secondary school just now. "You've just got used to having a few pubes and then all of a sudden you're this big man," says frontman Mike Duce, " And when you get there it looks like you've got no pubes at all and everyone else's fucking covered in them."
A colourful yet honest way of describing the position that he and bandmates Ben Sansom, Eddy Thrower and Dec Hart find themselves in. "We were one of the bigger bands playing the small circuit, now we're a small band in the grand scheme of things."
But the level of their modesty is no match for the scale of the achievement. Purveyors of infectiously crunchy, melodic and spring-loaded hardcore, their rise to the status of UK rock's most-likely-to has been steady and, with hindsight, inevitable.
Since debut EP 'Bretton' in 2008, through two more self-funded albums (2010's 'Far Q' and 2011's 'World Record') and a Biffyesque commitment to touring, LTA have earned a fearsome reputation on the underground circuit, fast rising to prominence, media acclaim and with an often terrifyingly devoted fanbase.
The message from one of the UK’s most exciting new rock bands in bloody years is …"We're four normal working class guys, who had shit jobs and no decent qualifications or anything like that. We're just normal people, if you want something bad enough and really work hard - it will happen. We're proof of that"
For a band who named themselves after a place so deep, Lower Than Atlantis are getting themselves ready for the heights.