Emerging from their hometown just prior to the pandemic hitting, Stoke-on-Trent four-piece The Underclass quickly made a name for themselves both on and off stage thanks to their ability to seamlessly blend genres, both classic and contemporary, and their incendiary live performances, in their hometown and further afield.

Though they may have started life pre-pandemic, 2022 was something of a catalyst for the band. Indeed, a year that saw them play two different sets at Y-Not Festival, as well as releasing two singles in the form of ‘Hometown’ and ‘Bad Dreams’ respectively, both of which earned the band some serious plays on Spotify. Not a band to rest on their laurels however, The Underclass are back with their forthcoming single ‘Time and Fate’.

Just under four minutes of airy and optimistic alt-pop, ‘Time and Fate’ leaves behind the swaggering indie rock of previous releases in favour of something deeper, and more considered.

“Time and Fate is probably our most adventurous song to date” the band explain. “The song flows like a journey, starting pretty laid back before morphing into a huge anthem as it nears the end. The song has multiple meanings but the main one is a story between two people going through life wanting to achieve their goal with the belief of having time and fate at their side no matter what gets in the way.”

As adventurous as the track may be, ‘Time and Fate’ still harbours all the radio-friendly appeal of The Underclass earlier offerings, whilst showcasing a softer, more nuanced side to the band than we’ve seen previously. 

The Underclass are:

  • Jorge Wilson (frontman)
  • Matt Trevor (guitarist)
  • Aaron Smith (bassist)
  • Adam Badenjiki (drummer)

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