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 »

‘DROWND: The ‘Undustrial’ project of Joe Crudgington’

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DROWND, the industrial band led by Joe Crudgington, on ‘Sinner’, their upcoming album ‘(an)aesthetic’ and the alternative music scene in LA.

Born in Essex, before living in both Los Angeles and London, DRØWND is the brainchild of Joe Crudgington. With music that delves into the dark side of human emotions, DRØWND’s lyricism and musical style is reminiscent of the 90s industrial scene. Having influences such as Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, and Gary Numan, DRØWND’s blend… 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 »

QLOWSKI on the creative community behind their debut album

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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 »

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 »