SPIRITUALITY, PUNK AND SPELLS: THE CULT OF DEATH VALLEY GIRLS

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Death Valley Girls band lineup

Words by Jess Fynn Death Valley Girls are into magic. Witchcraft. The occult. Paganism. They travel through cities like wanderers in the desert, looking for signs of lost souls and falling under the hypnotic spell of their histories.  Brighton was the last city to be turned Christian, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Bonnie Bloomgarden tells me, a… Read more »

CATCHING UP WITH DEADLETTER AT LEEDS

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Deadletter Leeds Underground Interview

Photography by @sarahoglesby_creative Deadletter, in their own words “channel the droll fury of Gang of Four and the lopsided rhythms of Talking Heads into a strain of vehement post-punk, exploring the darker side of existence through a lens of narrative-driven levity.” We spoke to Zac (singer), George (Bassist) and Alfie (Drummer) at Leeds Festival, the… Read more »

TEN BANDS TO WATCH IN 2022

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Bands to watch in 2022 from the UK Alternative music scene

With the re-opening of live music venues, countless talented releases, and the emergence of many electrifying artists, 2021 was a good year for music. Whether it be rock, indie, or punk, the alternative music scene within the UK is always one that never lets down. Unfortunately, there is no space to fit the overwhelming amount… Read more »

FAKE TURINS on celebrating sadness

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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

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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.

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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 »

WHITE FLOWERS’ haunting debut album

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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 »

LUCIA & THE BEST BOYS’ strength in vulnerability

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From solo performer to band of Best Boys, Lucia and co have come a long way since the 2017 EP ‘Best Boy.’ Their latest visualisation of single ‘Forever Forget’ (directed by Rianne White) is testament to this metamorphosis; an other-worldly depiction of lyrical vulnerability, Lucia is bejewelled in a realm of inky black science-fiction amongst… Read more »