If you’re looking for something new to do this weekend, ‘Ull~tra Festival is a pretty safe bet.
‘Ull~tra Festival is a two day festival held on the 11-12 June over at the iconic Adelphi Club, showcasing a load of killer bands and celebrating a range of local and regional talent.
Here’s just a few of the top acts taking the stage this weekend.
Saturday 11th, 10.30 – 11pm
Nottingham based alt rock trio Kagoule, incorporate a classic 90s grunge sound with sinister indie melodies. The track Gush in particular brings to mind the characteristics of Frank Black/The Pixies, drifting from mellow vocal lines to outbursts of intense and raw energy which lift back and forth throughout.
Elsewhere in the UK, the group are set to support Big Deal on the 15 June at the Oslo Hackney.
Saturday 11th, 6.20 – 6.50pm
Hull lads Dead Hormones are a band who follow a punk attitude with a distinctive stoner rock flavour. With plenty of memorable and seductive riffs, these boys give you plenty to keep you occupied, with a big sound that’s very loud and very good. The four piece also recently supported alt-grungers (and equally addictive) Allusondrugs on 19 May at the Adelphi Club and we hope they bring it back this weekend.
Saturday 11th, 8.50 – 9.20pm
Dark and sexy with deep, haunting guitar tones, Vulgarians are just one of many Hull bands who are simply going to storm through the rest of this year and all the way into 2017. The four piece carry an intense, hypnotic sound whilst maintaining a relatively calm demeanour which is just as compelling as their music. Kudos to drummer, Connor Cheesman for allowing each song the space to breathe and flourish.
Sunday, 10.30 – 11pm
LIFE are a fiercely DIY Hull band who like to take ownership of everything from booking tours to writing and managing all their own press. The four piece consisting of vocalist Mez, Loz on bass, Mick on guitar and Stew on drums have continued to entice crowds far and wide with their impressive signature sound, which incorporates youthful yet dominant vocals with a very cool but natural punk rock swagger.
The boys are no strangers to Hull’s music scene, regularly selling out Früit and other venues in the city. Their music has been spun multiple times by Steve Lamacq, while their track Take Off With You was included in the Guardian blog for best alt tracks.
They’ll also be cruising down to Cheltenham to play 2000 trees festival this July.
Sunday 12th, 4.40 – 5.10pm
Fuzzy noise-pop trio False Advertising are clearly fans of the largely amplified distorted grunge sound we all know and love. The Manchester based group also surprise with a guitar/vox and drums swap mid way through shows which adds a fresh and alternative dynamic to their sets.
Their limited 7” turquoise vinyl of their single Give it Your Worst is out 9 June with exclusive B side Scars.
Sunday 12th, 7.10 – 7.40pm
Highly energetic four-piece and all round nice lads from Leeds NARCS, play guitar-centered alternative indie tunes fired by their fury of politics, which they describe as ‘spine-cracking intensity with the occasional shaman-like rantings of a possessed madman.’
Their latest single ‘Pig’ out now on Clue Records is incredibly passionate, slightly doomy and much darker than their previous material, but just as sublime. They’re set to release their second album A Thinking Animal on 8 July so if you’re dropping by Leeds, be sure to head to The Brudenell for the official launch party.
Tickets for the full two days of ‘Ull~tra Festival at The Adelphi Club are priced at £25, grab yours now.
FULL LINE UP
Saturday 11th June
Kagoule 10.30 – 11.00
Weirds. 9.40 – 10.10
Vulgarians. 8.50 – 9.20
Yonaka. 8.00 – 8.30
And The Hangnails. 7.10 – 7.40
Dead Hormones. 6.20 – 6.50
Cannibal Animal. 5.30 – 6.00
Blood Lips. 4.40 – 5.10
Black Lime. 3.50 – 4.20
Lumer. 3.00 – 3.30
Sunday 12th June
Life. 10.30 – 11.00
Cassels. 9.40 – 10.10
Fehm. 8.50 – 9.20
La Bete blooms. 8.00 – 8.30
Narcs. 7.10 – 7.40
The Holy Orders. 6.20 – 6.50
No Nothings. 5.30 – 6.00
False Advertising. 4.40 – 5.10
Peur. 3.50 – 4.20
The Evil Litter. 3.00 – 3.30