DUDLEY band The Surrenders have been shortlisted for a competition to find the UK's hottest new music talent.

The four-piece, who have been working hard to push their own brand of blues, soul and rock 'n' roll, have taken another step to the big time after making the top-10 in the prestigious Pirate Prodigy contest.

The talented Black Country lads are now in need of online votes as they go up against bands from across the country.

The three artists that bag the most votes will secure the support of expert mentors as well as one-to-one masterclasses that cover every aspect of launching a career in the music industry.

The Surrenders played a host of festivals last year, including Reading and Ynot, and have been described as "great sounding, lots of heart" by Carl Baràt from the Libertines.

Voting closes at 5pm on Wednesday, May 16.

To vote for The Surrenders, visit piratestudios.co.uk/prodigy.