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Video of the Moment #244: The Sunshine Underground

By on Thursday, 13th May 2010 at 6:00 pm

One of the most underrated bands of the lat 00’s, The Sunshine Underground released their second album earlier this year. If you like Kasabian, Oasis, or any sort of modern indie you should love this, their new single, “Spell It Out” which is directed by Graeme Pearce and released on Monday, 17th May. Download a free MP3 below also, which doesn’t appear on either of their albums – to describe it, think Klaxons, but with a northern heart.


MP3: The Sunshine Underground & FC Kahuna – From The City To The Sea


Video of the Moment #186: The Sunshine Underground

By on Thursday, 3rd December 2009 at 6:00 pm


The Sunshine Underground – Coming To Save You

The Sunshine Underground are back in 2010 with a new album, and this is a first sneek peak at it. If you like good proper indie rock, it’s gonna be right up your street – think The Twang or early Arctic Monkeys and you’re halfway there. Watch, enjoy, and download a great track that didn’t quite make the new album below.

MP3: The Sunshine Underground & FC Kahuna – From The City To The Sea


The Sunshine Underground / February 2010 UK Tour

By on Tuesday, 6th October 2009 at 2:00 pm

The Sunshine Underground have announced their largest tour to date for February 2010.

MP3: The Sunshine Underground & FC Kahuna – From The City To The Sea

Tickets are on sale now for all dates. Catch the guys at:

Monday 1st February 2010 – Sunderland The Independent
Tuesday 2nd February 2010 – O2 Newcastle Academy 2
Wednesday 3rd February 2010 – Glasgow ABC
Friday 5th February 2010 – Manchester Ritz
Saturday 6th February 2010 – O2 Liverpool Academy 2
Monday 8th February 2010 – Preston 53 Degrees
Tuesday 9th February 2010 – Sheffield Plug
Wednesday 10th February 2010 – Stoke Sugar Mill
Friday 12th February 2010 – Derby Rock House
Saturday 13th February 2010 – Coventry Kasbah
Sunday 14th February 2010 – Norwich Waterfront
Tuesday 16th February 2010 – Southampton University
Wednesday 17th February 2010 – Brighton Digital
Thursday 18th February 2010 – London Koko
Friday 19th February 2010 – O2 Leeds Academy


Live Review: The Sunshine Underground at Oxford Academy – 5th May 2009

By on Wednesday, 6th May 2009 at 12:52 am

Sunshine Underground live (side)It’s late 2006 and a friend pushes a CD into my hands. “You’ll love this”, she whispered. Bearing in mind that this same friend had said that I’d love the new Britney album at the time, I wasn’t holding out much hope. However, when I pressed play, The Sunshine Underground blew me away. It was like the early 90s had come back, got good and very very catchy. Sadly I missed them on the NME tour in 2007 when they toured with Klaxons and CSS but finally they decided to come to Oxford, where I caught them tonight.

First, however, we had the sypport, Exit Calm and hotly tipped Boy Crisis

Take the crazy lovechild of The Verve of the mid 90s on their most drug hazed days, kasabian on their most reverb filled days and sigur ros on a very bad day and you end up with Exit Calm. Multi coloured search lights spread out over the Academy 2 (probably better known as the Zodiac for those of you who remember the days before Oxford’s premier music venue was refurbed). Perfectly competent, their 30 minute set featured dreamy, reverb filled numbers and potential titans of the record buying public. The downside? Vocals buried beneath the layers of effects peddles, barely audible. Shame, as I think Nicky Smith probably has some interesting things to say, if only we could hear them.

When Newsweek ran a cover story about falling standards among young men, a problem the magazine attributed to the “biologically disrespectful education system” as well as to the different ways in which male (compared to female) brains are hardwired. Their term for this phenomenon was “Boy Crisis”, and with that passing comment, five Brooklyn based boys thought it would be good to call themselves that, and in the process become a new buzz band of the blogging elite. But after that quick biology lesson, do they live up to the hype? Well, much like MGMT, Hockey, LCD Soundsystem and most US party bands before them, you need to be drunk to get the best out of them. Unlike MGMT and LCD Soundsystem however, when you’re sober Boy Crisis aren’t up to much – fun and funky they maybe, but ultimately they’re a poor younger “me-too” step brother to the indie dance megastars. Feel free to crucify me now, readers of Pitchfork, Stereogum et al.

After a quick clean of the stage, time for the headliners, Leeds based Sunshine Underground. Having overheard someone comment from a fellow audience member about them playing mostly new stuff, I was a tad concerned – most of times that bands do this it’s to show their “radical new direction” that ultimately leads to their lack of a record deal in coming months and a drastically shortened publicity trail and tour. However, it was great to see that this was far from the case.

The vast majority of the songs they played during their 70 minute set were new ones, and whilst I had no idea of the lyrics, they’re frankly amazing. Any band that can get their fans jumping around as much for a new track as their old album tracks is definately on to a winner in my eyes. The old songs took on a bigger sound, fuller and with a few nice changes – “Borders” with a slow and tender beginning before plunging straight in. The new stuff sounds absolutely huge – if their first album was meant to fill pubs and small clubs, their forthcoming album is going to be filling Academies, such is the power – they’re not quite at stadium sized yet, but certainly huge anthems.

“This is “The Way it Is”, and it’s my favourite track from “Raise the Alarm” – FACT!” joked Craig just over halfway through. Not the chattiest frontman I’ve seen, he lets the songs do the talking, with The Way It Is sounding particuarly huge – hypnotic at times, it seems all the “Raise the Alarm” tracks have been given a massive make over to become, well, huge.

Have I expressed my love for these four Leeds lads enough yet? Their second album is sounding amazing from their show at the Oxford Academy, be sure to check them out on tour (though many of the dates are sold out now). They’ll also be blogging their way through their tour on their official website.

MP3: The Sunshine Underground & FC Kahuna – From The City To The Sea

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The Sunshine Underground / May 2009 UK Tour

By on Sunday, 15th February 2009 at 4:33 pm

Sunshine UndergroundThe Sunshine Underground have announced a massive tour for May this year around the UK. The Leeds based quartet are finishing off recording their new album, before heading out to play some new tunes.

To get you in the mood for the tour, download the free track below. It doesn’t appear on the new album, but it sounds mega – if this doesn’t make the cut, imagine what the whole album will be like!

MP3: The Sunshine Underground & FC Kahuna – From The City To The Sea

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £10 for all dates except London which is £12.50 a ticket.

Saturday 2nd May 2009 – Brighton Digital
Sunday 3rd May 2009 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Monday 4th May 2009 – Gloucester Guildhall
Tuesday 5th May 2009 – Oxford Academy 2
Thursday 7th May 2009 – Stoke Sugarmill
Friday 8th May 2009 – York Duchess
Saturday 9th May 2009 – Barrow The Canteen
Sunday 10th May 2009 – Dundee Dexters
Tuesday 12th May 2009 – Dunfermline Velocity
Wednesday 13th May 2009 – Glasgow King Tuts
Thursday 14th May 2009 – Carlisle Brickyard
Friday 15th May 2009 – Hull University
Saturday 16th May 2009 – Manchester Moho Live
Monday 18th May 2009 – Preston 53 Degrees
Tuesday 19th May 2009 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Wednesday 20th May 2009 – Bristol Cooler
Thursday 21st May 2009 – London Scala
Saturday 23rd May 2009 – Leeds Metropolitan University

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Daily Roundup: Tuesday 3rd February 2009

By on Tuesday, 3rd February 2009 at 9:26 pm

Sunshine UndergroundWe first wrote about The Sunshine Underground (pictured right) a couple of years back, loving their infectious tunes. They’ve taken a step back from the limelight of late, recording their follow up, which is almost ready thankfully.

They’ve kindly offered us a free MP3 to offer you, which won’t be appearing on their new album – to describe it, think Klaxons, but with a northern heart. Download and enjoy.

MP3: The Sunshine Underground & FC Kahuna – From The City To The Sea

We wrote about Daniel Merriweather a couple of weeks ago, and his marvellous new single, “Change” is out now. The below video is a great one with the Ozzie talking about his single from the studio and his live show at London’s YoYos night in Notting Hill


Manchester lads Starsailor (pictured top), have a new album out on 9th March, which sounds good. I loved “Silence is Easy” back in the day, and hopefully this new one will be a return to form. We’re very fortunate in being able to give you a free download of a live version of “Boy in Waiting”, below.

MP3: Starsailor – “Boy In Waiting” (Live At The Hard Rock Cafe)

Finally, something a bit different. Norwegians Casiokids have a great new song which, for some crazy reason, reminds me of Mr. Oizo’s Flat Beat, even though they sound nothing alike. I’ve been listening to this on and off for a few days, quietly building on me. Catch the video and an MP3 of the track below.

MP3: Casiokids – Fot i Hose


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