SINGLE REVIEW: The Keep Cats ‘The Ledge’; The Cathartic Sound of Self-Destruction.

A handful of months ago The Keep Cats promised 3 singles in quick succession with producer Niko Battisini, a step into the unknown for them letting someone else into their world having previously worked in solitude. Singles All You Got Left and Basement Dreams were extremely well received with the latter receiving the rare 10/10 Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: JOHN; The Duo With 2 John’s Chatted To Us As They Announced Their New Tour.

JOHN formed back in 2013 but like many shaping their sound didn’t come overnight, however when it did it came with the ferocious 2017 debut God Speed In The National Limit. Since this ear splitting debut the band have garnered a reputation for formidable live performances, attention that caught the ears of post-punk darlings IDLES Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Art Brut with support from Heroes Of The Modern World at The Joiners, Southampton. 2.3.2019. Art Brut Are Not Back To Their Hey Day, This Is Their Second Coming!

With a 7-year hiatus due to personal issues in Eddie Argos’ life we knew this homecoming gig would be important but no one in the room realised just how important this would be. Art Brut are back and they sound better than when they were being touted around as indie’s next big thing! ‘The audience Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: Desperate Journalist; We Chatted To Lead Singer Jo Ahead Of Their New Album Release.

It’s almost two years since London-based indie-goths Desperate Journalist released their critically-acclaimed sophomore outing Grow Up. On the eve of the release of their much-anticipated third album In Search of the Miraculous, Underscore Part 3 caught up with the band’s singer and lyricist Jo Bevan to discuss art, hope, juggling life’s competing demands and the Continue Reading

PHOTO-STORY: Ed The Dog, Safe To Swim, Talk Show. 8th February, The Green Door Store, Brighton.

Underscore Part 3’s Brighton photographer Simon Clay headed down to The Green Door Store last Friday to check out what the man behind the dog moniker and his group were all about, we’re loving their album and the crowd loved them live too. With appearances on BBC Introducing under their belts who knows what’s next Continue Reading

IVW PREVIEW: Pip Blom & No Violet IVW Tour- 60 Million Postcards 28.1.2019

This month at Underscore Part 3 we’re going to guide you through as much independent venue news as possible and more specifically we’ll keep you informed on events tied in with the national event Independent Venue Week. Female Amsterdam singer-songwriter Pip Blom is one of the artists doing a small tour to support IVW starting Continue Reading

Top 10’s of 2018- Manchester Writer Mhairi McDonald’s Favourites of the Year.

Our final top 10 of the year comes from Manchester based Bournemouth born Mhairi. Mhairi’s taste is hard to pin down with a love of genre hopping artists and experimental exploratory sounds. She grew up listening to a hefty amount of indie folk rock but has since broadened her horizons and firm favourites to include Continue Reading

Top 10’s of 2018- Dorset Writer Iain Dalgleish’s Favourites of the Year.

The second of our best of 2018’s comes from Dorset based Iain Dalgleish. Iain has been a shoegaze fan since the late 80s and has never steered too far from it, but just as teen Iain threw himself head first into the shoegaze scene he discovered The Wedding Present which gave him a lasting taste Continue Reading

Top 10’s of 2018- London Writer Curt Downs Favourites of the Year.

The first of our three top 10 lists comes from London based writer Curt Downs. Curt’s passions are alternative and indie rock including shoegaze and dream pop. Curt also dabbles in electronic, folk and pop music. If this sounds your style read on to see what he played relentlessly this year…   10) Ex:Re – Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Imperial Leisure Show They’ve Got More ‘Razzle Dazzle’ Than Their First Album With A Welcome Return To Bournemouth. Buffalo Lansdowne 15.12.2018.

  Imperial Leisure brought the house down at Buffalo, Bournemouth playing a set full of old classics and equally great material from their latest album ‘Lifestyle Brand’. This was the second night of punk gigs in the wet seaside town, both very different events but both night full of bands of outstanding calibre. London party-punk Continue Reading