Underwing Says Lots on Music and More!

UNDERWING is a mix mash of the 90's grunge era, blended in with progressive rock and stoner genres as well. Take their handful of releases over time and these guys have got a lot to offer the listener. With that, the band goes on to say some thing's about themselves and more.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

The band started in early 2016 when vocalist Enyeto Kotori decided it was time to realise his musical vision. He brought Joachim Walle Michalsen on drums from his previous band, and found Thomas Myhren and Magnus Christiansen to play guitars, while Enyeto himself manned the bass. In the fall of 2018 Enyeto decided it was time to pass on the bass to The Merf so he could be free to sing his heart out on stage.

 2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The band shares its name with the Underwing moth caterpillar. The transformation they represent resonates with the bandmembers, and is also a theme in some lyrics. The caterpillar has a skull-like motif as a defence mechanism, which appears as a mask in out first music video, Sunless Seed, and other places in our artwork.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We're based in Arendal, Norway. The music scene is pretty good for such a small town, but the metal scene isn't exactly huge. There are a few bands though, if you like thrash Vorbid are definitely worth checking out. If you want the more stereotypical Norwegian experience, Vanvidd has you covered with folk-inspired black metal.

4. How would you describe your style?

We play progressive grunge. If that doesn't tell you much, imagine this; If Black Sabbath and Alice in Chains had a lovechild that was adopted by Tool, who happened to be neighbors with Soundgarden and Motorpsycho the result would be Underwing.
5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We released our debut EP Kaela Upsweep in May 2017, and June 2019 we followed that up with Spirals on vinyl. In between the two EP's there were three digital singles, I am the Sun, Where Gods Conspire and The Hoof. Each release is very different both in terms of style and sound, but there are underlying themes  exploring the dualities of existence and the spirals of repetitive events in life.
6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We're always working on something, there's a new song just around the corner so keep an eye out on our Facebook page. After that there's another single planned for later this year, and we have even more in the works for next year.
7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We were busy gigging most of the summer, then had about a month of from live shows to focus on writing and recording. We're playing gigs again now, and will be travelling across Norway again this fall and winter. Next summer will hopefully be even busier than this one, plans have been set in motion.
8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Keep doing more of what we're doing, only more and bigger!

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can find our music on all streaming platforms, or if you want to buy it you can visit our Bandcamp.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

It's even better live.

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