Paddy Beer runs down the top seven bands from Hull that you have to see!
Baby Tooth is a four-piece band from Hull that take influence from bands from the past 50 years such as Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix. They formed in 2013 and since then have been treating Hull to lively, interactive shows with their own unique rocky psychedelic sound.
In late July in 2015 the band released their first single, ‘Big Bass’. Big Bass is different to their earlier demos. It is more thought out and structured but is still aggressive and perfect for live shows and dancing. The band says that it demonstrates the more mature sound there working towards.
Le Bête Blooms
After forming in 2010, Hull based 5 piece, La Bête Blooms, have managed to stand out in a crowded scene. With a love for off-centre rock, and song writing reminiscent of Frank Black and the Pixies they are passionate for live performances. Le Bête Bloom continue to write strong and melodic post punk songs that can be heard on Soundcloud.
One of the bands most known songs, ‘Wishing I Could Kill’ has a 80s Prefab Sprout feel, with clean melodic guitar lines and close harmonies that makes for a great listen.
Fire (The Unstoppable Force)
This alternative Thrash fun band formed in 2011 and has been burning Hull up ever since. With their loud garage sound and dark intense lyrics like ‘Your body in a river/look out baby I’m a/psycho Killer.’ Distorted guitar and pounding drums make this band a dream for live performances with moshing bound to break out.
On the March 26 they are putting on a show at, The Polar Bear, to release their new single ‘Whiplash Crocodile’. The single will be available to purchase on the night in a physical format and also released digitally on Warren Records on the same day. It will be FUN!
The Black Delta Movement
Garage Rock & Roll outfit from Hull formed in 2010 and are influenced by bands like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Brian Johnstown Massacre and Black Market Karma. Their sound is at times psychedelic with songs like ‘The Trip’ and’ ‘Sleeping Pill’. They produce well crafted songs that when played live have the dance floors full. They played the Cosmosis Festival in 2015 and have recorded and released songs that can be heard on Soundcloud.
Dead Hormones are a punk experimental heavy rock four-piece. They have been referred to as the most authentic band to emerge from the Hull scene. The band formed in 2009 and take influence from Biffy Clyro, Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin and plenty more. They recently released there EP ‘Nothing Nothing…Then Something’. The EP is available on disc and sold at gigs and local shops in hull that support the band and for download from the internet.
With climactic songs and chunky distorted guitar you can expect their live shows to be a collection of dancing and screaming. They have been in Hull for three years now and although being young with a lead singer that is just 18 they have made an impact on the scene.
This is relatively new band only forming in January 2015 but have already developed a solid sound. Their Scuzzy Guitar sound and distorted lyrics create a block of condensed noise that gives u goose bumps. Eerie break downs and wild climaxes that make it impossible not to want to dance and run around, so it goes without saying that they are phenomenal live. This band has created a unique sound that is similar to a heavy Hüsker Dü
‘Wet Juice’ was their first single and starts off with creepy bass and drum and then suddenly goes out of control with fuzzy guitar, smashing symbols and rough, driven lyrics and is a truly 1 in a million song. You can listen to Wet Juice and two others of their songs on Soundcloud. They have recently been on tour with Kagoule, entertaining the people of England with their loud, aggressive rock ‘n’ roll.
This four-piece rock and blues band has only been on the scene for 8 months but is definitely one to keep an eye out for. With influences like Queens of the Stone Age, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Black Keys, The Doors, Rolling Stones, Cream and Radiohead, they deliver bluesy guitar riff based songs. Perhaps there biggest influence is Jimi Hendrix, this is clear when you listen to their single ‘Take it or leave it’ that can be heard on Soundcloud.
Hull has produced masses of great bands and artists. Mick Ronson, Woody Woodmansey and Trevor Bolder (David Bowie’s ‘Spiders from Mars’) all came from Hull. But know Hull has developed a new unique scene of bands all with their own style and sound that you won’t find anywhere else. But there are so many more great bands in Hull than just these seven so take a look, because the Hull scene is bound to be the next big thing!