Spotlight: Above The Underground

by · February 12, 2012

Above The Underground

A pop punk band very close to home for us in today’s spotlight in the form of Above The Underground, from Chester, UK.

Having shared stages with the likes of Set Your Goals, A Loss For Words and Save Your Breath, Above The Underground have certainly been representing North West pop punk in recent years, performing more than 200 shows in two years.

Here’s a little more about the band in their own words, and some links for you to take a listen for yourself.


Please tell us who is in the band and what you each do

Above The Underground are a 4 piece pop punk band from Chester, UK consisting of; Will Kirkman – Vocals/Guitar, Al Kirkman – Guitar/Vocals, Nick Barlow – Bass/Vocals and Brandon Icely – Drums.

Where are you from?

Chester, UK

How would you describe your sound?

Melodic Pop Punk

Who are your influences?

Bands such as Blink 182, Four Year Strong, Man Overboard and The Story So Far.

What has your band achieved to date?

Played over 200 gigs in two years, including three UK tours also having shared the stage at sell-out shows with scene heavyweights such as Set Your Goals, A Loss For Words, Save Your Breath, All Or nothing and many more; been featured in leading UK music publications Kerrang! and Rocksound, had over 2000 downloads in the first month of their debut EP as well as having their music video played on Lava TV on numerous occasions.

How long have you been together?

Just over 2 years.

What’s next?

We’re not far from releasing our new EP ‘Autumns’. two singles from it have already gone down a storm so we’re looking forward to the release. Lots of shows and touring this year starting in April with Violet.

Where can we find / watch / listen to you online?, everything goes through there!

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