NEVER Give It Up is a fitting title for Jordan Allen’s comeback single.

At the turn of the year, the Bolton band were on the verge of losing everything but less than 12 months on, they are set to headline their biggest gig to date.

Tickets for their show at 550-capacity Manchester venue Gorilla sold out with two months left to spare and frontman Jordan cannot wait to get back on stage following their hiatus, even though he is currently nursing an injury.

He said: “I’m absolutely buzzing, I’m just recovering from a hernia operation at the minute though so I’ve got to rest up for a couple of weeks.

“At the start of this year I thought that was it for us. We finished our tour in December, and our guitarist Danny wanted to leave. Our management left shortly after and then our drummer turned round and left.

“We had no studio, we had no plans and we had to start again. We got a new lineup, recorded four songs and started from scratch basically.”

Following the departure of guitarist Danny Quin and drummer Nathan Howard, Jordan and bassist Kieran Loughran have recruited twins Cam and Kurt Maunder on guitar, as well as Ailis Mackay on drums.

Jordan is also putting the guitar away for his live performances in order to focus more on singing.

Talking about the band’s new lineup, he said: “It’s been really refreshing.

“Cam and Kurt are sound lads and Ailis is really into the production side as well. Then there’s Kieran who’s stuck with us all the way through. He’s struggled not playing just like I have so we’re all buzzing to get back.

“I’m not playing guitar anymore either so it’s quite a different show.”

After parting with their previous management last year, the band are going to revert to a heavier sound than last year’s radio-friendly single Synchronised.

Jordan said he is very proud of the song but is much happier setting off mosh pits than creating ‘indie glitter pop’. He hopes new single Never Give It Up can have the desired effect once it is released next month.

He added: “With our last management, it got to the point where we were adapting what we were doing to make it.

“This new stuff is a lot more raw and the comeback single Never Give It Up is quite punky and in your face.

“The title sums up the comeback really well as well, even though I wrote it before Danny left the band.”

Before the sold-out Gorilla gig on October 26, the band have lined up a couple of warm up shows.

They will play at an XS Manchester showcase event at Jimmy’s bar in Manchester on September 11 as well as a charity gig at The Ferret in Preston two days later - with all proceeds going towards the Brain Tumour Society.

Then in December they will join Slow Readers Club on tour, including two shows at the Ritz in Manchester.

Jordan said: “It’s looking probably better than it ever has in terms of gigs and the Slow Readers Club ones are going to be great. They actually asked us to go on tour in March with them when everything was kicking off but I think this has fallen at a much better time for us.”