Underground Heroes @ Play, Milford RoadBy Miss L'Amour
June 16, 2010
The younger Angels were glad to hear that Underground Heroes were back in town, so we headed down to Play to hear them perform live.
The Heroes describe their music as a mix of ska, punk and indie and they certainly are a one-of-the-kind type of band.
They say they are influenced The Clash, The Ramones and The Subway, among others and sound similar to Chuck Bass’s band The Filthy Youth.
Boasting a vocalist with a strong British accent and fast paced, fun music, Underground Heroes really are in a genre completely of their own.
Play throws a wide range of events for Reading’s partygoers, but this night it was for teens and young adults.
We thought it was the perfect atmosphere for the Underground Heroes and they really gave off that “underground indie/ska vibe”.
The atmosphere was a bit stiff when we arrived, but all it took was some encouragement from we Angels and everyone was up and dancing for the warm-up band.
First up were the Garage Flowers, a Reading group. They’re quite a young band, with all the members being 17 or 18. They got together three years ago and write all of their own music and lyrics.
Their sound is very indie and mellow – their influences include Nirvana and Supergrass.
They soon got the crowd moving and grooving, ready for Underground Heroes to grace the stage.
They were very energetic and everyone – young and older – rushed to the front of the stage to dance.
The dancing soon turned into thrashing and moshing but, in the friendly atmosphere that Play cultivates, anyone who fell over
was immediately helped up by 10 random people.
We really enjoyed seeing Underground Heroes, as well as the other bands, and hopefully they will return to Play on their next tour.