The Rescue Rooms archives: 2016


  • Friday 14th October 2016
  • Supported by: TBC

2016 Sunshine Underground Farewell

Genre: Indie, alternative, dance

For Fans Of: Franz Ferdinand, Artic Monkeys, The Enemy

Hometown: Leeds

NEWS: PLEASE NOTE the guys have now announced that this will be their last ever tour:

"Farewell Tour and Album 4

Ladies and gents, we've had the best time ever in this band but the time has come to announce the end of The Sunshine Underground.

10 years on from our debut album feels like the right time to draw a line under what has been an absolute blast and look to new musical adventures... But not without one final album and one last tour!

News on the new and final album will be coming VERY soon, but for now, these October dates are going to be our last shows. Let's tear it up!

Now who's joining us in October? Let's make sure we go out with a bang! It's going to be emotional. Big 10-year set list. One last dance!

Love forever."

About: Armed with an angular, beat-heavy sound similar to that of Franz Ferdinand or the Kaiser Chiefs, the Sunshine Underground got their start playing gigs in the Leeds area in the early 2000s. They all went to high school in Shropshire, a county in southwestern England near the Welsh border. Craig Wellington was going to school in Shrewsbury and Stuart Jones, Daley Smith, and Matthew Gwilt went to school in Telford. Eventually, Gwilt was accepted to go to the University of Leeds, and the boys collectively moved there after graduation. They formed the Sunshine Underground soon after they got to Leeds, naming their band after a Chemical Brothers track. It was during this time that the band established important contacts in the music industry, eventually hooking up with ¬°Forward, Russia!'s "scene fixer," who promoted some of the Sunshine Underground's first shows. They captured the attention of audiences all over Britain when in 2005 the band won a popular BBC-1 battle of the bands competition called Fresh Meat. The band's debut single, "Put You in Your Place," was released on the City Rockers label in July of that year. They released another single in 2006, "Commercial Breakdown," and released their first full-length album, Raise the Alarm, on the same label a few months later. They have since built up a wealth of fans over several live tours.

Links: Website // Facebook // Twitter

Everyone's favourite: 'Put You In Your Place'

Please note this is a 14+ show.