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Old Subbacultcha

Old Subbacultcha

Whimsical indie pop from North London based four-piece brings together songs about growing up with swoony melodies...

SUBBA-CULTCHA SAYS: "Shy Nature, like the Mystery Jets on Serotonin and countless bands of the sixties, mix elements of jangly guitars, light melodies with honest and tender lyrics about growing up. Sinking Ship off their debut self titled EP, has a gorgeous guitar hook, combined with handclaps and unobtrusive synths. Singer, William’s vocals are full of harmony and reminiscent of Mystery Jets Blaine Harrison, adding some lush oooh ooohs on the chorus. Their sound is that of a timeless love for melody and a memorable tune, there are elements of The Strokes, even a touch of shoegaze, but mostly limitless energy and sparkle. Sample the latest track at the bottom of this article and keep your eyes peeled for our forthcoming interview with them."


Originally meeting in Liverpool, Glasgow and Maidstone, the band came together in north London and established a base within one of their flats to write, rehearse and record. Often marrying darker lyrical themes with bright instrumentation, the band’s name references the silent observations that inform their songs. A strong DIY ethos has seen them self-produce much of their material – from music videos to live acoustic performances. Their self-titled debut EP was released on 16th September 2013 and they are recording further material to share in 2014.