UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Subtle Words – “Whatsoever”


There must be something in the water in Buffalo, New York because no other city in recent memory has produced as many uniquely thrilling bands in the last five years as this often overlooked city. I don’t know the last time we went more than two days without posting about a band from this region, and today we’re thrilled to introduce you to yet another promising young band that will soon become (inter)national sweethearts.

Subtle Words are probably not a group you have heard of before, but soon they will be on every music fan’s radar. Blending elements of punk and indie rock with the brutally honest lyricism most often found in the New England hardcore scene to create a fascinating take on modern alternative music. Their debut single, “Whatsoever,” showcases a pitch perfect combination of the band’s diverse influences without letting any one sound take precedent over the others. It’s as if the band found a way to sound entirely familiar, yet undeniably original at the same time. You can view the song’s official video, which was directed by Andy Deluca, below. If you dig the track, head over to Bandcamp to access a free download.

We don’t know when Subtle Words will release their first EP or album, but we do know the 4-piece have been recording with Jay Zubricky and Michael Hansen (Pentimento) at GCR Audio. We expect a summer release, but right now we can’t be certain. Follow UTG on Twitter for updates.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He's also the co-founder of Antique Records and the Marketing Coordinator for Haulix. You should probably follow him on Twitter.

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