THE UNDERBELLY interviews and tour datesPublished on Giovedì, 13 Maggio 2010
2010 has definitely marked a turning point for recent addition to the RK label THE UNDERBELLY, who got their first break thanks to the support of Craig Charles (The Craig Charles Funk & Show on BBC6), and not long after signed a recording contract for their debut album "Seven Feet Under", out now on CD/LP/Digital Download in all the best stores worldwide. Since then both media and public interest in this band has been steadily rising, making The Underbelly one of the most exciting names to emerge from the contemporary funk scene.
Check out for example the 5 minute video interview of the group on K Music, which you can find at the bottom of this page. In it saxophonist Luke New explains the concept behind the band: "the idea was to put together something uptempo, funky and very live". True to this resolution, The Underbelly have become known for the raw energy they emanate during their live shows, which was fully captured during a session on The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show earlier in the month, (check out the videos of it here).
The Underbelly's dancefloor-friendly performance was also one of the protagonists at The Jelly Jazz 17th Birthday Party held in Plymouth last week, which follows up from a sold-out gig at The Eden Project. It is no surprise then that leading towards that date the Plymouth Herald decided to thoroughly interview the band, who ended up on the front page of the newspaper. For those who were unable to attend these gigs, future shows include a series of festivals in both the UK and Italy, so don't miss them if you in the vicinities!
Sunday May 16 - THE UNDERBELLY @ Lost Fest, LOSTWITHIEL
Friday June 25 - THE UNDERBELLY @ Glastonubury Festival, GLASTONBURY
Friday July 30 - THE UNDERBELLY @ Spiagge Soul Festival, MARINA DI RAVENNA
Saturday July 31 - THE UNDERBELLY @ Trasimeno Blues Festival - PERUGIA
RK45035 THE UNDERBELLY feat. Roxie Ray "I Keep Heading On" / THE UNDERBELLY "Cold Toast" on 45/Digital Download
RKX030 THE UNDERBELLY feat. Roxie Ray "Seven Feet Under" on LP/CD/Digital Download