State of Millenia have been together for less than two years but are already making waves.
The five-piece were finalists at a nationwide battle of the bands contest in London called Rock The House.
Now they are hammering on the door of BBC Introducing, which can fast-track bands into the big time.
The band is made up of Clacton teenagers Reece Boulton and Danny Russel, both aged 18, Jordan Capon, 20, from Coggeshall, and Chelmsford's Taylor Finn, 18, and Jack Quartermain, 17.
The lads met while studying music at Colchester Institute and formed the band.
Reece's dad Mark said: "Since then they've been going from strength to strength.
"They were finalists at Rock The House and have been played on BBC Introducing. Now they've been invited to the live round so it's looking quite rosy for them.
Essex-based Oliie Edgington, Herbie Wiseman and Elliot Hawkins are the artists behind this unique, progressive rock-inspired music - branching away from the standard genre with an effective mix of heavy dystopian riffs and meaningful acoustic ballads.
The band formed in 2017 and the trio are currently working on their debut album. The reflective songwriting centres around themes of suffering and social injustice, and combines powerful solo vocals with dynamic harmonies to create an engaging and distinctive sound.