ROCKERS YVES have less than 12 hours to win a fast-track ticket to music stardom.

The Swindon three-piece need as many votes as possible to secure their place in a nationwide battle of the bands.

YVES were one of 10 bands whittled down from 2,000 by London’s Pirate Studios. They are now in with a chance of a place in the top three in the studio’s Prodigy talent competition.

If they can win enough public votes, the Swindon rockers will get mentoring from industry insiders and the contacts to help boost their careers.

Bassist Mitch Dodson, 21, from Blunsdon, said: “We’re thrilled to have made the final of the competition.

"It’s been amazing to see Swindon get behind us in the last round.

"It’s an amazing opportunity on offer, so we need Swindon’s votes one last time to win.”

Frontman Harry Roke, 21, said: “We wouldn’t ever expect to be nominated for anything, so it’s always nice. It’s just crazy. We’re really working hard pushing the competition out to as many people as we can.

“Winning would mean so much - the mentoring that we would receive and the support we would get from it.

"We try and work as hard as we can.”

Initially up against hundreds of acts, YVES were put through to the final 30 by a judging panel that included Brit Award-winner Kate Nash and Reverend and the Makers frontman John McClure.

They have already been at Pirate Studios’ London headquarters, recording their songs and shooting new video in a bid to help them win the public vote.

The Prodigy public vote closes at 5pm today.

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