April 1st may not be the most shrewd time to release an album, but this is definitely no practical joke. I caught up with Steve from Sound of the Underglow to find out more:
‘Sup folks, this is Steve from Sound of the Underglow, a new band/recording project thing from Blackpool. Influenced by bands such as Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters and Minus the Bear, we have a debut album which has just been released and it’s got 12 spanking new songs on. We’ve always been a fan of bands with huge choruses, the kind you find yourself screaming along to at a gig or festival, so hopefully that comes across on the record. The album came about from a bit of a personal ambition to make an album of my own stuff. I played, wrote and produced everything you hear, except the drums.
Fight or flight?
What was the first single you bought?
Scatman John – Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)
What’s your favourite sandwich filling?
What song would you like to be played at your funeral?
Eeesh… Underground by Jonas Carping. Sounds depressing but it really isn’t.
Tell me a secret.
I love Riot! by Paramore.
How do you know when a song is finished?
When I start to hate it.
Cake or death?
Probably a nice slice o’ Victoria Sponge.
What would your super power be?
I would almost certainly choose the ability to morph into any object. This is a bit of a sneaky answer because I could then fly, become an invisibility cloak or anything else I fancy!
Tell me a story.
There was this one time when I was about 13. At a table tennis training camp with England coaches and about 50 other hot shot kids, (I was actually a decent player back then). We stayed in dorms together and during the night, I thought it would be a hilarious idea to clean my teeth. No idea why, just plain rock’n’roll madness. Anyway, I started brushing, and started thinking “man this toothpaste tastes fecking awful”. Turns out I had inadvertently picked up a room mate’s similarly shaped tube of face cream. Lesson learned folks, don’t do your gnashers in the dark!!
Sound of the Underglow is available now in physical format via the website, and in major digital stores such as iTunes, Amazon and Spotify .
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