“The female (shoe)gaze is alive and kicking against the pricks at the top of the Acropolis” – Gigslutz
“It’s clear they are not a band just engaging with innovative themes in music, but have a skill in arranging it strategically too” – Louder Than War
Manchester five-piece URF provide their listeners with a luxurious technicolour of female fronted neo-psychedelic shoegaze, that smashes through the glass ceiling of an exhausted alternative scene. This innovative blend of veracious lyricism, theatrical vocals and powerful drums juxtaposed with a wave of sweeping keys, and spiralling guitar parts that are skillfully held together by a sturdy bass-line.
URF's roots can be seen in their wide variety of influences such as Slowdive, Suede, The Cure, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Black Angels.
With a history spanning little over a year, the band have not only been able to carefully craft a distinctive sound but have also managed to independently release single Athena and 2018’s For the Ride EP – which only explore a fraction of their vast, infectious soundscape.