By Katie Williams

LIAM Mullany has graduated from Manchester University and now the goal is to get signed. A Poole-born musician, he and his band Logan’s Runners are planning to take the public by storm with their new EP A Lawless Street.

The folk-rock band of Liam, Tobias Ohlsson, Jim Broadway, Duncan Wall and Evie combine cellos, violins, guitars and soulful vocals to create a sound, which has been described as ‘the baby of Mumford & Sons and Biffy Clyro.’ The band have a great festival vibe and is perfect for summer.

If you love Bombay Bicycle Club then you will love these guys. Liam has always been keen to get serious about music: “As soon as I joined uni, I was on a mission to find musicians.

“I found four guys and to begin with I was writing everything and giving them the sheet music, but eventually we started working together and really became a band.”

The track This City is taken from the EP and is our Daily Echo and O2 Academy Unsigned song of the week.

Liam sings about the band’s time in Manchester but there is also a deeper meaning.

Liam says: “Another side of the song is about a long-term girlfriend I had at uni in Manchester. It talks about our relationship.”

He also described it as a song about the transition from his old childhood ways to finding himself in the world.

The frontman has been thrilled to be described by the music press in relation to Biffy Clyro.

“I listen to a lot of their music. I also listen to Muse, so I think they’re a big influence.” he said.

The band’s line-up is soon to be changing with what you can assume is an amicable parting of ways.

“Two people are leaving and two new people are joining. We are even going to have some female vocals which is great.”

It’s still early days, but the band are keen to establish live dates in Poole and Bournemouth.

“It’s definitely on the cards. I was born here and will always have that connection.

“But for now we don’t have any live or studio stuff planned, as we are going to focus on the EP and how popular that is with the public.”