Ten Songs with Social Messages: These Emerging Bands Are Making a Statement

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songs with social messages

Ten Songs with Social Message to Listen (Lucia & The Best Boys, Photo Credit: Cameron Brisbane) Throughout the ages, musicians have taken it upon themselves to discuss the wider issues surrounding them. From the politically-charged ‘God Save The Queen’ by the Sex Pistols, to Micheal Jackson’s soulful plea for nature in ‘Earth Song’, and his… Read more »

A propulsive, synth-driven sonic exploration: Calva Louise on multi-media, graphic novels and their forthcoming EP POPURRÍ

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Calva Louise

Calva Louise (Photo Credit: Chris Driver) Deliciously snappy melodies with a loud bang, Calva Louise have introduced a heavy streak of blistering electro-pop-rock with their latest single ‘POP(urrí)’. Since their first EP Rhinoceros, the trio has established a pattern of high-octane anthems sung in half Spanish and half English, precisely combined to create a mildly… Read more »

Bands from Glasgow: Pop rock darlings and post punks that need to be on your radar

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Lucia & the Best Boys bands from Glasgow

Glasgow, the cultural hub of Scotland, the city where largely recognised bands such as Primal Scream and Simple Minds originated. From the theatrical-pop aesthetic of Walt Disco to Chvrches’ ingenious mix of synth-pop and indie, the Scottish city is home to a wide range of talent. Check out these bands from Glasgow  Lucia & The… Read more »

Female Bands from Brighton that Fly the Flag for Women in Music

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Dream Wife Female bands from Brighton

Female bands from Brighton: Dream Wife (Photo Credit: Sarah Piantadosi) Underground has always been an advocate for women in music. Having already recommended some of our favourite female bands from Manchester, we’re heading to the south coast to explore the female bands from Brighton. From dream-pop darlings Fickle Friends to raucous punk band Pussyliqour, the… Read more »

Music video premiere + Q&A: The Mysterines discuss ‘I Win Every Time’ and being brought up on The Strokes

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Fierce and uncompromising, Liverpool’s rising stars The Mysterines have been attracting a great deal of attention since their debut EP Take Control released in 2019. The band’s rising profile is down to their impressively engaging live performance, as well as the fuzzy and visceral energy that they bring to the table. The indie rock duo… Read more »

Music video premiere + Q&A: Valeras discuss ‘Hear Me Out’ and being authentic

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Always invigorating and sonically upbeat, Reading’s Valeras are a young up-and-coming indie rock band who swiftly got marked as ones to watch. Having released a number of singles including ‘Intentions’ and ‘Louder’ as well as supporting bands like YONAKA and The Wombats, the four-piece has impressed with their incredible pop hooks and ambitious tunes. Influenced… Read more »

Blackpool rock band Strange Bones announce new EP Blitz Part 2 due 10 April

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Strange Bones

“I hate the phrase ‘guitar music’. It’s not dead, it’s not breathing. It’s music. Everything that once was, will be again, in one shape or form,” said Strange Bones. From the venomously catchy ‘Snakepit’ to the entrancing ‘Here Come the Wolves’, the fearless rock outfit is guaranteed to get your adrenaline flowing and muscles pounding…. Read more »