A Hampshire-based band are performing a gig in Winchester later this month, with a new album coming next year.

Provincials will be performing at The Railway Inn on December 18 with doors open at 7.30pm.

Southampton band Spitdust will be supporting, with tickets £10 in advance or £12 on the door.

Provincials features singer Polly Perry, formerly of Polly and the Billets Doux, guitarist Seb Hunter and drummer and pianist Steve Gibson.

Heaven Protect Us is Provincials’ third album to date. The trio have expanded from their dark folk roots to include drums on a number of tracks, as well as now incorporating bass, synths and strings.

Provincials have performed across the UK including at the Purcell Room in London's South Bank Centre as well as Ronnie Scott's and Glastonbury Festival.

Their previous releases have received critical acclaim across the board and they have been supported by DJs across the BBC network including on Radio 2, 6Music and Radio 3. Heaven Protect Us was recorded at Wooden Heart Studios in Andover with long-time producer and engineer Dan Parkinson.

Heaven Protect Us is set for release on February 4 next year.