ALBUM REVIEW: The Murder Capital’s ‘When I Have Fears’ is a Rare Album That Could Only Be Fully Examined With A Thesis, The Type Of Album We Will Still Talk Of In Years To Come.

Earlier this year we were blessed with Fontaines DC’s debut album, the first of the wave of Dublin post-punk to lay on our ears but by the time the bands debut Dogrel arrived the music press had already started to attribute Dublin with a whole scene and not just an isolated quartet of genius. With bands Continue Reading

EP REVIEW: Dry Cleaning Prove They Are No ‘Sweet Princess’ With Their Debut EP Poetically Discussing Spitting Cum on a Travelodge Carpet.

“[Dry Cleaning are an] honest and poetic post-punk quartet using observations of society to build intrigue and wit for their audience.” You haven’t missed the memo; Dry Cleaning really are as fresh as your sordid linen you collected from your local establishment rid of the scars of the weekends antics. Dry Cleaning formed in 2017 Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Memes ‘Happy Shopper’; The More Self-Assured Younger Brother To Memes Previous Work.

“Happy Shopper is equally memorable as the double A side [Blah, Blah, Blah] that brought the industry insiders knocking recently; possibly even more memorable!” Memes are the product of banging tunes but also banging good luck. We assume that Memes sent their first double A side Blah, Blah, Blah/Funny Man to Steve Lamacq and were 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

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: Drahla, Sleep Eaters, Happy 2000 & Web at Southampton, Heartbreakers 12.5.2019; A Pleasureable Audio Assault From All Four Acts.

It had been a roasting hot May Sunday the day after the legendary The Great Escape Festival in Brighton when Drahla came to Southampton which by all means is not the ideal conditions for a gig but each of the 4 bands brought different ways to win over the crowd eager to experience a broadly Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: Sleaford Mods; ‘We Don’t Fuck About’, The Honest and Relatable Words of Jason Williamson.

Sleaford Mods are riding high after having reached number 9 in the UK albums chart (their highest position yet) with their latest album Eton Alive and have sold out date after date of their 33 shows on their album tour. With all this success many acts are often seen as losing their connection with fans Continue Reading

FESTIVAL COVERAGE: Portsmouth Psych Fest; Psych, Post- Punk & Much More All for Under £20 Featuring YAK, Egyptian Blue, Black Country, New Road and More.

‘Portsmouth Psych proved that wanted to make as bigger impact as possible in a saturated market.’ Independents come and go for many reasons (obvs, money) but often they’re too focused on what they love personally and not always compromising on their loves with what is relevant; as soon as we saw the line up for Continue Reading