Underground Owls launch music video

17th May 2017 5:06pm - Return to press releases

The St Stephens Centre in Hull is hosting the premiere of a music video to accompany the debut single of College band The Underground Owls. 

The students wrote and recorded the single - inspired by Hull 2017- at the College’s specialist music academy in Hull.  They will appear on stage at St Stephen’s on Saturday May 20th at 2pm and everyone’s invited to see the first showing of the band’s first music video and hear the band perform live.  

It is the band’s dream to perform it at Radio 1’s big weekend, but they may have to settle for opening the Tidalwaves Festival, Bridlington’s official City of Culture Beach Music Event taking place on 9-10 June on South Cliff in Bridlington.  The Underground Owls will take to the stage alongside big names such as Seafret, The Pigeon Detectives, The Hoosiers, Reverend and the Makers and Toploader.  Tickets are on sale now via www.tidalwavesfestival.com 

The Underground Owls wrote their first single as a tribute to Hull during its reign as City of Culture.  The student band won a song writing competition organised by East Riding College and performed the song for the first time at the College’s annual awards evening in March. 

 The song had its first radio play on BBC Radio Humberside, and proved so popular that the students decided to release it as a single through the College’s in-house record label Academy Records.  The song is available on all major music sites, including iTunes and Spotify.

 Luke Bushby, lead singer and bassist of The Underground Owls said, “We came up with the song in a matter of hours, really. We knew we wanted to name-check as many places in Hull as possible, and get the feel of the city into the music.  It just came really naturally, we’re all from Hull and the surrounding area, so we felt like we knew what we wanted to say.  We’re keen to perform it live wherever possible, we’ve only been together as a band since starting College in September, so any chance to perform is a fantastic learning experience.”