LET’S GET PUNNY: No Hot Ashes Answer Questions With us Based on Puns of Their Song Titles.

This Friday No Hot Ashes release possibly the only indie punk concept album in existence, Hardship Starship which is emblazoned with UFO imagery and opens with lead single Extra Terrestrial. Kindly lead singer Issac offered to take part in our game ‘Lets Get Punny’ where we get to know bands through puns of their song Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: Dead Nature proves rock is alive and well, as Tarek Musa reveals all..?

Liverpudlian Tarek Musa is probably best known for his work with the now sadly broken up indie-punk rockers Spring King. With stints supporting Kasabian, Courtney Barnett and Kaiser Chiefs, Spring King Tarek released a number of singles as well as two albums — and then the band announced that they were calling it a day, Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: Flowvers, the Most Promising Export Since Since Fellow Pompey Indie Lads The Kooks.

Portsmouth’s music scene cannot be said to be bursting full of talent but when it does throw up something it gives us a true gem, last time it was The Kooks and 15 years later we’re being serenaded on the sea with the equally catchy summer sing-alongs of new kids on the block Flowvers. With Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: Wasuremono; Take An Exclusive Step Into The Home Studio Of The Band.

Having just released their second album Are You Ok? in less than a full calendar year Wasuremono’s brainchild William Southward doesn’t seem stuck for ideas. Kindly William allowed us exclusive access to his shed to learn about how his ideas come together before later becoming the work of the Wasuremono. Hi, how are you? Or more Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: Miss June; “Instead Of Trying To ‘Break The Glass Ceiling” [As Women] We Need To Construct Buildings Of Our Own.”

In For Questioning is the feature pointing readers in the direction of bands you may not have heard of yet, but in a year they’ll be playing all the right venues and on all the right tours and you’ll be left thinking “oh crap, I remember seeing that name on Underscore Part 3 but didn’t Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: GURU; Our Favourite Live Post Punk Jokers Told Us A Little About Themselves.

In the space of a fortnight 2 of Underscore Part 3’s writers managed to see GURU live. “Both live and on record the band infect you with their brazen… narcissistic post-punk” was the description of their Portsmouth Psych Fest performance. With shock we had found one of our new favourite bands so we had to Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: How to Stumble Into Becoming an Indie Label Boss; The Story of Antigen Records.

It cannot be easy running a successful independent record label from the spare bedroom of an Ipswich council house but Jason Whittaker of Antigen Records does exactly that. As well as boasting of an impossibly eclectic range of artists, cowboys from Suffolk and of even building international relations it all seems too unlikely to be Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: whenyoung Teach Us To Be Trust Our Gut Feeling & The Life Lessons They’ve Been Learning as a Young Band.

whenyoung have just released their debut album Reasons to Dream which we described as “summer 2019’s soundtrack” which is a bold statement to be making May so after much conflicting of schedules we were fortunate to get the band huddled round their laptop whilst away at festivals where we had a fascinating email exchange with Continue Reading