This weekend sees Underground Festival once again takeover Gloucester Guildhall for a weekend of alt rock. Set to once again showcase the best in new and up coming rock bands their line up is one not to be missed. Here’s our run down of who you should be checking out across the two day event.
If emotional rock songs are your thing, then Scottish rockers Fatherson are the ones for you. With beautiful lyrics, lead singer Ross’ distinctive voice and a good measure of standout guitar riffs they are perfect penultimate main stage band for Saturday night. This year the band release their heart breaking second album, Open Book, to much praise & they are sure to cause a storm on day one of the festival.
Dead! have been tearing up the live music and festival circuit, gaining new fans as they go. The London based alt rockers have an in your face sound that is full of infectious loud guitars and dose of that sound along rock that will go down perfectly at Underground Festival. The band have been described as a combination of My Chemical Romance, Placebo and The 1975 – there’s not a lot to go wrong with there.
One of the most praised up and coming bands of 2016; Milk Teeth probably couldn’t be wishing for a better year. With lead singer & bassist Becky, the band have great levels of sass and cool with a bucket load of that fun rock attitude thrown in. Having recently been announced as supporting American rockers Against Me on their upcoming UK tour the band are sure to build on their already growing fan base. If you like good solid rock songs with a bit of punk attitude head along to see Milk Teeth close the second stage on Sunday.
Puppy are another band who have been having a great 2016. Their combination of heavy riffs and smooth cool vocals creates very fresh sound. There is something about that band that it is difficult to put your finger on but whatever it is, it’s working. Their live shows and recent EP release ‘Volume II’ have been received well and there is much anticipation for what the future holds for them. Check them out and say you were there at the start.
If you like your rock a bit poppy, like a cross between The 1975 and an 80s electo band then you’ll want to be at Vitamin’s set on Saturday. Full of catchy bop along chorus’ and those kind of lyrics that get stuck in your head, the band have created a very fun sound. For those mostly looking forward to Sunday’s line up they probably won’t be right up your street, but there’s something very unoffensive about them.
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Little needs to be said for TSPSI, in fact you should probably just head along and let the music do the talking. With unmistakable vocals and loud guitars, you’ll know what you are in for from the get go. Wherever they go the band always go down an absolute storm and this is sure to be no different at the Underground Festival slot. They are great fun and have some solid rock tracks that’ll give you a kick in the face you’ll love. Don’t miss them.