On breaking apart and breaking through: Dead Nature’s debut album

Posted by & filed under British Sub-Culture, Indie, Indie Rock, Music, Pop rock.

Dead Nature interview Album cover art Underground Soundwave blog

Shedding his Spring King skin, Tarek Musa is back with a bombastic debut solo record ‘Watch Me Break Apart’ under the guise of Dead Nature. Anthemic in sound and subject, Musa has catapulted his experiences as a producer into this new project, breaking down and building up personal and societal anxieties in fuzzy songs ripe… Read more »

FAKE TURINS on celebrating sadness

Posted by & filed under Band, Indie, Music, Q&A.

Fake Turins Photo: Mars Washington Underground blog

Fake Turins are no mere band with a formulaic set-up. Spanning at least twelve members, this tribe of “Nomadic Disco Psychedelia” is better chronicled as a colossal, creative community. Their audio-visual romps of distortion (see lockdown project ‘Fake TV’) have set the group on a course of high-concept aesthetics and ambitions for exhibition spaces, whilst… Read more »

Bootlicking DRUG STORE ROMEOS’ ethereal debut album

Posted by & filed under Band, Indie, Music, Q&A.

Drug Store Romeos photographed by Neelam Khan Vela - Underground subculture music blog

Bootlickers by name, Bootlickers by nature: Underground’s new radio show is all about applauding and advocating creativity; exciting, emerging and experimental. Our third bootlicking guests are the sublime three-piece band, Drug Store Romeos. Now based in London, this trio weave an escapist kaleidoscope of songs, citing their small-town origins in Fleet as a quiet catalyst… Read more »

THE LOUNGE SOCIETY on their virulent debut E.P.

Posted by & filed under Band, Indie, Music, Q&A.

The Lounge Society - Photographed by Piran Aston Underground music blog

Brimming over with vitriol, The Lounge Society’s debut EP, is as insurgent and agitated and its title, ‘Silk for the Starving’, suggests. Having met in the classrooms of the Calder Valley (this corner of Yorkshire seems to be a crucible for creativity of late, being home to Working Men’s Club and The Orielles), The Lounge… Read more »

Ever heard of….PLASTICS?

Posted by & filed under British Sub-Culture, Film, New Wave, Punk.

Chica Sato & Toshio Nakanishi of The Plastics, 1980 - Underground blog

The latest instalment in our series investigating overlooked or obscured figures in musical and subcultural history explores Japanese New Wave band, Plastics. (The previous ‘Ever Heard of…’ about Zapple Records, an experimental label associated with The Beatles, can be read HERE). A clip from a concert filmed in December 1980 shows the Plastics in all… Read more »

WHITE FLOWERS’ haunting debut album

Posted by & filed under Band, British Sub-Culture, Indie, Indie Rock, Music, Shoegaze.

White Flowers band image Underground music blog

Lilting between the eerie and the ethereal, White Flowers debut is an album for off-kilter dreaming and wandering at dusk. Following their stints as art students, Katie Drew and Joey Cobb returned to Preston, taking the capital’s psych influence with them. Welding cascading loops with petal-delicate vocals, the duo experimented with sonic equipment and visual… Read more »

The Story of Subculture: NORTHERN SOUL

Posted by & filed under British Sub-Culture, Music, Northern Soul.

Underground blog the story of subculture northern soul

Northern Soul – was a youth movement about precisely that – MOVEMENT. Clapping, spinning, kicking, stomping, jumping, shuffling, sweating: Northern Soul operated as an irrepressible motion to a persistent beat. Functioning at over 100 beats per minute: keep on moving; don’t stop or you’ll drop. This is a subculture where the music, and the ebullient… Read more »

QLOWSKI on the creative community behind their debut album

Posted by & filed under British Sub-Culture, Indie, Music, Post Punk, Q&A.

Underground Music blog Qlowski band photo

Just after recording their debut album, the world was plunged into uncertainty. Re-calibrating their artistic intent, dark “twee-punk” outfit Qlowski questioned the future and concluded that community was the only means through. The resulting LP, ‘Quale Futuro?’ is a manifesto of sorts, enveloped in baroque post-punk and a vocal dichotomy between band founders Mickey and… Read more »