AUSTRIAN rock band Cornerstone will be playing a headline show in Cumbria this week.

By Karl Steel ( email )

The band have landed in the UK for a summer tour to coincide with their new single, Last Night, and they head to Barrow for a show at The Derby on Friday August 5.

Composed of vocalist and guitarist Alina Peter, Michael Wachelhofer on bass, keys and vocals, Steve Wachelhofer on guitar and vocals, and drummer Christoph Karas, the band are signed to the US-based label Atom Records and have done numerous tours through Europe and America.

Cornerstone have shared larger stages with acts such as The Animals, John Waite, New Model Army, and Jeffrey Gaines, to name a few, with a sound that blends 80s rock, mixed with the harder edge of today's alternative rock acts.

After the release of the debut album, Head Over Heels, reviews and interviews with the band were published in magazines across the world, while some of their songs were included in the motion-picture soundtrack for the film Little Alien.

In their home country, Cornerstone has been introduced by Radio OE3, Radio Arabella, Welle 1 and Radio 88.6 - the biggest national radio stations - and performed in several TV shows.

Here in the UK, the band have lined up at the Cambridge Rock Festival, and the Pop Overthrow Festival in Liverpool.

In 2013, Cornerstone released their version of the 80s hit Smalltown Boy by Bronski Beat, that appeared in the Austrian charts, and released their third studio album, Reflections, this year.

The band is going to tour through Europe again, including Germany, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, as well as this small run of dates in the UK, calling in Barrow on Friday.

The show starts around 9pm and entrance is free.