A BAND formed in Herefordshire and Worcestershire will be representing the UK in an international contest.

WEAK13, who are now based in the Black Country but were founded locally by vocalist and guitarist Nick J Townsend, have been nominated in the best hard rock song category at the 13th Independent Music Awards for their self-released track, You Don't Love Me,

The three-piece, which also features Neel Parmar on drums and Wesley Smith on bass, will be judge by artists and industry experts in the international programme that helps get independent artists the recognition they need to reach more fans around the world.

For more information, go to independentmusicawards.com.