The Hubbards – That’s Not Right
Released via Scruff of the Neck Records on 22nd June 2018.
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Arguably one of the UK’s fastest rising and most instantly recognisable indie-pop bands around at present, Hull-based four-piece The Hubbards have been turning heads and breaking hearts with a steady stream of shows, releases and festival appearances since their inception.
Having already notched up supports slots for the likes of stadium stars Foals and The 1975, not to mention a coveted slot at last year’s Radio 1’s Big Weekend, mainstream success is something which feels inevitable, it’s just a matter for them of reaching out and taking it.
With a sound that falls somewhere between woozy ‘90s slackerdom, and clean cut indie-pop, The Hubbards successfully bridge the gap between the underground and the mainstream, and in doing so have managed to win over fans in both camps, seemingly without effort.
Taking the effervescent energy of indie-pop buzz bands such as JAWS, and combining it with an irrefutable tenacity that owes far more to punk’s DIY ideals than the polished production of the aforementioned, The Hubbard’s occupy an uncharted middle ground between established indie-pop and hipster swagger, a formula that has seen tracks played on both Radio One and 6Music, while previous singles ‘Cold Cut’ and more recently, ‘Easy Go’ was used on ‘Made In Chelsea’. Such acclaim has made the band something of hometown heroes in their native Hull, and as a result of that, the band have recently been named as the first act to headline their city’s brand new 3,500 capacity Hull venue.
Continuing their current and somewhat prolific run of releases, ‘That’s Not Right’ couldn’t have come from any other stable; its chunky chords and swimmy self-deprecation fitting in effortlessly next to previous singles such as ‘Just Touch’ or most recently ‘Your Love, Your Love (Your Love)’ while instantly earmarking itself as quintessential Hubbards gold.