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UNDERGROUND SOUNDWAVE: ROUND UP FOR JANUARY 2022

Hastings alt-rock quartet, Kid Kapichi

At Underground we do our part in helping give back to the music scenes that inspired us. Through our ‘Soundwave Program’ we showcase new, emerging, and exciting talent to give artists the spotlight that they deserve. In this Soundwave round-up catch the latest news from Pale Waves, Witch Fever, Kid Kapichi, and more.

STRANGE BONES AND CALVA LOUISE:

Today marks the final show of Strange Bones and Calva Louise’s UK Headline tour. Both bands are known for their chaotic energy which they bring to their sets. So far, they have not disappointed with this, with stops across the UK. With both bands having released an album last year, 2021 has been a thrill ride for them, with plenty more expected to come this year after Calva Louise has just announced a tour across the USA with Slothrust.

Blackpool hailing rock band, Strange Bones

PHOTO BY DEREK BREMMER

JULY JONES:

Hot off the heels of touring with her dynamic musical partner Girli, July Jones has her debut EP ‘SILLY LITTLE DREAM pt.1’ set to release February 11th. The artist, known for both her solo work, DJ sets, and modelling, is releasing her mixtape after having rounded off 2021 with the release of anti-pop brilliance that was ‘Air’ and headlining London’s Folklore. Get ready for 2022 to be a big year for July Jones as it was just announced that she will be supporting the powerful Yonaka on their UK Headline tour.

Blackpool hailing rock band, Strange Bones

ART WORK BY FOXXATRON AND LEANDA HELER

PALE WAVES AND HOT MILK:

After their shift in tone from goth-inspired pop to indie tunes that harked back to the 90s, with the release of ‘Who Am I?’, Pale Waves are set to return to stage this February. With a UK headline tour, that kicks off on February 11th, with a stop at Camden’s Roundhouse, they are sharing the stage with Emo power-pop Hot Milk. Known for their lively shows, who knows what the band have in store, with teasers that their third album is recorded and on its way.

KID KAPICHI:

The Punk-rock inspired, Hastings-hailing Kid Kapichi are back for more, after an eventful 2021. With the release of their debut album, and their largest UK Headline tour to date, the band have just released the hard-hitting ‘New England’ with Bob Vylan. The heavy socio-political track, with the punk-grime artist Vylan, as its name suggests, is a comment on the current state of England, tackling topics of political apathy, the class divide, Brexit, racism, and Xenophobia. If you haven’t listened to the track ahead of their show, Camden’s Electric Ballroom on May 4th, then plug in your earphones – give it a spin now.

PHOTO BY NICK SUCHAK

DROWND:

The ‘Undustrial’ project of Joe Crudgington, DROWND, has just released the track ‘Filth’. The band, who collaborated with SORTzine for the music video for the electrifying ‘Sinner’, have plans to release a full-length LP, and to take the stage this year. Read our full interview with DROWND, where we caught up with Joe about their upcoming album ‘(An)aesthetic) and the bands plans for 2022, on our Subculture and Arts page.

Industrial band Drownd, led by Joe Crudgington

WITCH FEVER:

The Manchester based punk 4-piece; Witch Fever ended the year with the release of their hedonist new EP ‘Reincarnate’. Including their release of the catatonic 6-track EP, the band ventured across the UK with Bob Vylan and fellow Soundwave artist ZAND. The momentum has only continued since 2021, where the band started the new year by supporting brutal post-punk legends IDLES, Witch Fever are ones that have much in store for them in 2022 with their announcement of playing Brighton’s Bad Pond Festival on 1st May.

PHOTO BY DEBBIE ELLIS

VLURE:

Post-punk newcomers VLURE a. After their headline UK tour last year, bringing sweat and excitement across the UK, the Glasgow 5-pieve have just released their debut EP ‘Euphoria’. The debut EP consists of 5 thumping tracks that exude the style of the band. Having made an impression within the UK indie scene, the band no doubt has big plans for 2022.

Glasgow post-punk group, VLURE

PHOTO BY MARILENA VLACHOPOULOU

KELSEY KARTER:

Having released her debut album ‘Missing Person’ in 2020 and having most recently supported UK rockers The Hunna on their UK Headline tour, Kelsy Karter is one to keep an eye on in 2022. Releasing her ‘Live from Nowhere’ album in 2021, the pop-punk, Tarantino inspired singer is making waves within both the American and UK alternative scene. Having just announced the single ‘Rest in Pieces’ with Goody Grace, the Soundwave newcomer is set to cause a scene this year.

PHOTO BY BRIDIE FLORENCE

THE MYSTERINES:

With 2021 being a big year for The Mysterines, making a heavy impression within the UK’s indie rock scene with tracks like ‘Hung Up’ and ‘In My Head’, the band only have more in store. Having just released ‘Dangerous’, which is taken from their upcoming debut album, the indie rockers are set to release the full length ‘Reeling’ on March 11th, followed by their biggest UK headline tour to date.

Indie rock quartet, The Mysterines

PHOTO BY STEVE GULLICK

CODY FROST:

After her musical debut and the release of her debut EP in 2021, the alt-pop artist Cody Frost has been a breakthrough artist of the year. Being picked up by Hot Milk on their tour, Jack Saunders’ Hopscotch gig, and BBC introducing, Cody returns to the stage this February at London’s The Lexington. The gig hosted by BBC Music Introducing sees the artist perform alongside Daisy Brain and Cathy Jane.

Alt-pop singer Cody Frost

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