Subterranean Popular are a multi-gendered, guy-fronted, 3-piece riot-grrl rock band (how’s that for a long intro), based in London and currently making their merry little way around the London toilet circuit looking for a home that might serve them tasty soup. While they’ve been compared to bands like The Pixies, Sonic Youth and Nirvana, they’re still praised for their distinctive indie and pop-tinged sound – catchy little riffs and big tasty melodies- juxtaposing their sometimes summery sounds with a whole lot of fuzz and adrenaline sweats.
Made up of an eclectic but fitting mix of thinkers, artists and scribblers – a borderline genius academic and feminist thinker on drums, an expert artist and illustrator on bass and an Orwell obsessed, Bronte and Plath loving writer on guitar and vocals – they’re a collection of slightly spacey former-introverts who have been wrenched from their shells by bright lights and the scream of the crowd. Who needs therapy when you have music?
The ultimate aim? Escaping the bland, dead-eyed world of industrialised creativity where all talents are just used to sell the products of a big company. Perhaps they are dreamers, but wait ‘til you see them!