“A truly distinctive gem”
— The Unsigned Guide
UNCOMELY are primarily inspired by russian avant-garde art and the wave of psychedelic, punk rock and grunge bands that revolutionised music in the 1960s and 1990s.
Formed in Riga, Latvia by two friends from school, UNCOMELY rehearsed and played gigs including festivals (one took them in Moscow, Russia). After a few years two core members of the band decided to move to the United Kingdom to help take their art to a new level. After arriving in the UK they found a base in the city of Leeds (Yorkshire) and started to work on their first mixtape.
Their debut release, “Healing Processes” was a mixtape self-produced in their bassist's bedroom. It was a thrilling collision of fuzz guitars and manic vocals portraying hard-hitting subjects like addiction, mental health, and transpersonal psychology.
The year of 2018 saw their “Games People Play” EP inspired by Eric Berne's transactional analysis book of the same name. The band decided to record this album at the legendary Greenmount Studios (Cribs/New Model Army/Pulled Apart by Horses). They were inspired being in a professional studio, particularly seeing the studio using tape machines and vintage gear from the 60s and 70s.
Since then, the band have collaborated with producers, artists, directors, and photographers all over Europe in their quest to create challenging and authentic work.
This first professionally recorded mini-album featured the abrasive, grunge-funk-punk single Fun Times, which arrived with a striking and cinematic video that band filmed on their art trip to Berlin, Germany.
Willingness to mix genres, create a unique sound and think outside of the box lead to recording “Black Flowers”, it was the first single since their “Games People Play” EP and was accompanied by a stunning and cinematic short-film that the band created with talented movie director Joseph Simmons in Paris, France.
“Black Flowers” is a fuzzy sonic rollercoaster. Cranking up slowly with the band’s trademark eerie guitars and ethereal vocals, the track plummets to Earth with foot-stomping riffs and catchy hooks. At times more akin to a symphony than a rock track, the band ebb and flow through distinct sections, climaxing with an emphatic, grungey, crescendo accelerando.
The band continued their recording journey with producers Jamie Lockhart and Lee Smith at Greenmount Studios, Leeds and released their debut album Fake News in the summer of 2020.
The explosive 90-second title track and lead single #FakeNews is available along with the rest of the album on all streaming platforms now.
“Fans of energetic, abrasive vocals and fuzzy guitars will find plenty to dig here”