English rock band Lower Than Atlantis released their self-titled fourth full-length album in 2014 to rave reviews; U.K.-based magazine Rock Sound named it their favorite album of 2014. The record was even funded by the band, and it is the first of their four albums to be released by a major label. The band (currently signed to Sony Records) is now working their way back across America beginning in late October, touring the States with Hands Like Houses, The Mighty, Brigades and Too Close To Touch in support of the effort, including its new single “Get Over It.”

To familiarize any newcomers to the band, we set out to find ten things about the band you should know before hitting up a show. One extra interesting tidbit to kick it off: vocalist Mike Duce wrote for 5 Seconds of Summer. Jam the band’s latest single below, then get to know them!

  1. Guitarist Ben Sansom and guitarist/vocalist Mike Duce started Lower Than Atlantis in college in 2007. Drummer Eddy Thrower and bassist Declan Hart joined during the recording of the first full-length album, Far Q (released in 2010), which is when they consider the band to have officially started.
  2. A few years ago, the band spent a few months touring the U.S. with outright metal bands. The tour was hard on them, not working out in their favor because their style was so different from the rest of the bands.
  3. Playing a show with Foo Fighters would be a dream come true for Lower Than Atlantis. Duce even went so far as to say, “I would probably open mouth kiss my dad to open for Foo Fighters.”
  4. LTA “found their sound” with their last album, and the group’s only plan musically is to continue to get better at writing in that style.
  5. The band struggles to name their varied musical influences. They simply draw in their favorite elements of everything from death metal to pop chart music and “regurgitate it” in their own way.
  6. Their latest single “Get Over It” takes a crack at a subject that has probably inspired more songwriters than anything else: It’s a song about a girl. Classic.
  7. The band’s name came about because Duce started writing with a rather downtrodden, melancholy lyrical style when he felt lower than Atlantis, which is at the bottom of the sea. Looking back, he does say it’s kind of a “stupid name, really. Like most band names.”
  8. When not in studio or on the road, the guys spend their time running, listening to music, enjoying football, cooking and drinking beer.
  9. As a band with great chemistry on and off stage, they attribute it to being “best friends that play music and travel the world” together.
  10. LTA was asked to join a few shows with Blink 182 after they somehow made their way backstage at a Blink tour stop in Cardiff, Wales and gave Mark Hoppus one of their CDs.

Lower Than Atlantis American Tour Dates

  • Oct 23 – Some Sidestage – San Diego, CA
  • Oct 24 – Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Oct 26 – Korova – San Antonio, TX
  • Oct 27 – Trees Dallas – Dallas, TX
  • Oct 28 – Walters Downtown – Houston, TX
  • Oct 30 –  BackBooth – Orlando, FL
  • Oct 31 – Epic Problem – Tampa, FL
  • Nov 02 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
  • Nov 03 – Greene Street Club – Greensboro, NC
  • Nov 04 – The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
  • Nov 05 – Marlin Room @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
  • Nov 06 – Crocodile Rock Café – Allentown, PA
  • Nov 07 – The Palladium Upstairs – Worcester, MA
  • Nov 08 – Gamechanger World – Howell, NJ
  • Nov 10 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
  • Nov 11 – The Pike Room at Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
  • Nov 12 – The Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
  • Nov 13 – The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
  • Nov 14 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
  • Nov 15 – The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
  • Nov 17 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
  • Nov 18 – In The Venue -Salt Lake City, UT
  • Nov 20 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
  • Nov 21 – Analog Café – Portland, OR
  • Nov 23 – The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
  • Nov 24 – Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA
  • Nov 27 – Glass House – Pomona, CA

Lower Than Atlantis Tour Dates