WITH the first pressing of their debut EP almost sold out and a couple of great supports lined up, things are looking good for the Southampton trio Broken Links.

And for front man Mark Lawrence it is even more bizarre as the band are quite new out of the box. “People can’t believe we’ve only been together since December,” he said.

Another aspect people might not believe is that their EP is a home recording which you’ll find suitably metal in an indie style.

“Based on the CD,” Mark told me, “people think we’re heavy, but we’re on the same wavelength as Muse.

We have a pop element but are also dark. Live you'll find some songs that veer towards Joy Division.”

The four-song collection can also be downloaded from iTunes and Amazon as the band use the site TuneCore.com.

It’s a fee based service that gives you the opportunity to sell your songs on these essential sites. All you have to do is create the buzz and Broken Links are putting every effort into that.

The next step is on Wednesday, supporting Scottish band The Cinematics at Hamptons.

Then on May 22 it’s possibly Mark’s gig of the year as they support My Vitriol at The Joiners.

“This was the band of my teenage years, their music has so much depth. So when I heard they were playing The Joiners I really hassled the venue for the gig.”

With such determination they’ll go far.