The Sunshine Underground 2006 UK tour dates

The Sunshine Underground – Craig (22), Stuart (22), Daley (24) and Matthew (22) – are four likely lads from Shrewsbury who came together, Megazord-like, in Leeds (the Northern city famed for cheeky chappies Peter Sutcliffe and The Kaiser Chiefs). Together, they form the rhythm colossus known as The Sunshine Underground.

Like a fever you actually want to catch, the Sunshines following has spread as the band have sold out London and Leeds on their first headline tour. This follows successful support slots for LCD Soundsystem and countless sweaty local rave-ups, which earned the group the Live Band of the Year trophy at the Leeds Music Awards.

Their debut single, Put You In Your Place, was released on City Rockers on July 18th after winning Zane Lowes Fresh Meat competition and since then the boys have toured up and down, leaving a trail of danced-out fans basking in their anthemic afterglow. Their second release, Commercial Breakdown, earned even more kudos from the likes of Lowe and the NME, and the momentum shows no signs of slowing. In addition to their hectic live schedule, the boys are in and out of the studio recording with Dan Kahuna (FC Kahuna) as well as Steve Dubb (Chemical Brothers) and Seggs (The Ruts), who have also been in with Bloc Party and Roots Manuva. The boys are looking to finish the album in March for an early autumn release before departing for more live dates, including the spring/summer European festival circuit. Live favourites Borders, Panic Attack, and My Army have already gone under the knife, as well as a few nameless newies.

Bringing a danceable sensibility to the regionally-accented angular guitar antics so popular at the moment, The Sunshine Underground are the tip for 2006.

The Sunshine Underground are:

Craig Wellington (vox / guitar)
Stuart Jones (guitar)
Daley Smith (bass)
Matthew Gwilt (drums)

www.thesunshineunderground.co.uk / www.myspace.com/thesunshineunderground

Those tour dates are…
October 4th – Whelans, Dublin
October 5th – Barfly, Glasgow
October 6th – Barfly, Liverpool
October 7th – Fibbers, York
October 9th – Barfly, Cardiff
October 10th – Barfly, Birmingham
October 11th – Camden (London) Barfly

October 20th – The Peel, Kingston (Surrey)
October 21st – Stealth, Nottingham
October 25th – Counting House, Pontefract
October 26th – Fabric, London
October 27th – Manhattan Bar, Bristol
October 28th – Silhouette, Hull
October 30th – Club Academy, Manchester

November 1st – Metropolitan University, Leeds
November 2nd – Carling Academy 2, Newcastle
November 3rd – The Plug, Sheffield
November 4th – Workhouse Festival, Powys
November 8th – Cavern Club, Exeter
November 9th – Aura, Taunton
November 10th – Brunel Rooms, Swindon
November 11th – Zodiac, Oxford
November 13th – Joiners Arms, Southampton
November 14th – Charlotte, Leicester
November 15th – Carling Academy 2, Liverpool
November 16th – The Sugarmill, Stoke
November 18th – Westport Bar, Dundee
November 19th – Moshulu, Aberdeen
November 21st – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
November 22nd – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
November 23rd – 53 Degrees, Preston
November 24th – Lucorum, Barnsley
November 28th – Kings College, London

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