Local band dubbed Guitar Heroes!

Photo - Marianne Harris

Attack! Attack! - Marianne Harris Photography

Valleys based powerpop sensation Attack! Attack! have landed a spot in Guitar Hero 5, the latest offering of the cult video games series after winning a worldwide competition.

The bands single ‘You and Me’ was chosen from 200 entries, judged by a panel of music and gaming industry veterans at MIDEM 2009, widely regarded as the place to discover up and coming musical talent and meet up with the global music community.

Following the success of their self titled album and the use of ‘You and Me’ in hit US drama 90210, this is an unexpected cherry on a great year for the hard working band, who’ve to date clocked up tours with Kids in Glass Houses, Lostprophets, Funeral for a Friend and The Blackout to name but a few.

Neil Starr - Lead Vocals/Guitar - Adam Murlin Photography

Neil Starr - Lead Vocals/Guitar - Adam Murlin Photography

Understandably frontman Neil Starr is more than happy with the news.

“Finding out we were going to be on the next Guitar Hero was unbelievable. It’s a game we all love playing and one that has keep us entertained on tour for many, many hours. I keep having to pinch myself to make sure this is not some kind of dream! I think I know what Charlie felt like now when he found the last golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory!”

The boys are wrapping up an exciting year in style. Currently on tour with techno-tastic Londoners Go:Audio, followed by a stint supporting Juliette Lewis before hitting the road with fellow Welshies Kids in Glass Houses.

You can catch Attack! Attack! supporting Kids in Glass Houses at Blackwood Miners Institute on November 5th.

Jarrad ‘Nöir’ Owens