It may have taken a few years, but Hertfordshire quartet Lower Than Atlantis have seen a somewhat stratospheric rise on the back of new studio album Safe in Sound. The record, which sees them undergo their largest UK tour ever later this month (including a show at the prestigious Brixton Academy), is by far the band’s most varied and powerful to date, encapsulating hard-hitting rhythms and lyrics of a higher quality than ever before. Last night, the band took their co-headline tour with Young Guns to the Patronaat in Haarlem. Here’s what went down…

15:06. The band have arrived, and load in begins.

15:06. The band have arrived, and load in begins.

15:15

15:15

15:34. With little to do within the confines of Haarlem's Patronaat, frontman Mike Duce entertains himself.

15:34. With little to do within the confines of Haarlem’s Patronaat, frontman Mike Duce entertains himself.

16:06. Drummer Eddy Thrower examines his Instagram feed

16:06. Drummer Eddy Thrower examines his Instagram feed

16:08. He subsequently poses for Young Guns' Fraser's camera.

16:08. He subsequently poses for Young Guns’ Fraser’s camera.

17:05. Duce and bassist Declan Hart take part in an impromptu Instagram live stream.

17:05. Duce and bassist Declan Hart take part in an impromptu Instagram live stream.

17:06

17:06

18:49. Tour crew prepare the band's rig for soundcheck.

18:49. Tour crew prepare the band’s rig for soundcheck.

18:49. Duce appears disgruntled as he examines his monitors

18:49. Duce appears disgruntled as he examines his monitors

18:50. Thrower engages in conversation about his own monitors

18:50. Thrower engages in conversation about his own monitors

18:52. Soundcheck.

18:52. Soundcheck.

19:43. Hart cracks open a beer, with Duce in the background declaring that it's time the "party started".

19:43. Hart cracks open a beer, with Duce in the background declaring that it’s time the “party started”.

20:03. With 10 minutes till showtime, Thrower prepares.

20:03. With 10 minutes till showtime, Thrower prepares.

20:19. And they're ready.

20:19. And they’re ready.

20:22. Last-minute touching up for Thrower.

20:22. Last-minute touching up for Thrower.

20:33. Hart enjoys a beer onstage.

20:33. Hart enjoys a beer onstage.

20:36. The show's in full swing, with a stage invasion set to take place not too long after this picture was taken.

20:36. The show’s in full swing, with a stage invasion set to take place not too long after this picture was taken.

20:58. Thrower lays down some beats, and on that note their show approaches an energetic end.

20:58. Thrower lays down some beats, and on that note their show approaches an energetic end.

22:26. The whole evening comes to an end by means of an energetic Young Guns set...

22:26. The whole evening comes to an end by means of an energetic Young Guns set…

01:30. ...with none other than Two Door Cinema Club taking care of afterparty duties.

01:30. …with none other than Two Door Cinema Club taking care of afterparty duties.

Safe in Sound is out now.