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About Underground Heroes

Influenced by their heroes The Specials, The Jam and The Clash, lyrically they are inspired by the day-to-day life they know - the fights, night life, friends, birds - and the identikit town they live in.

Otherwise known as brothers Aaron (19) and Joe Dollimore (17), George Penfold (21) and Jak Miller (19), Underground Heroes are the product of two rival local bands. Aaron and George met on the Kent circuit in early 2005 and hit it off immediately. They started writing together, working round George's shifts in the studio engineering for drum n' bass producers and Aaron's day job fitting double-glazing. Shortly afterward they were joined by Joe on the drums and Jak on the bass, and by 7/7 they'd christened their newly formed band. It was watching the footage on TV of paramedics and fire fighters rescuing victims of the terrorist attack on the London Underground while listening to The Libertines song ‘Time for Heroes', that inspired their name.

After rehearsing for several months in the Dollimore's basement Underground Heroes played their first gig at the well respected local venue "The Beacon Court". It went well. They were invited back the following week to perform at a ‘battle of the bands' competition, which they duly went on to win. More local gigs in and around the Medway towns followed including the legendary "Tap n Tin" where the likes of The Libertines, Gallows and The Charlatans have all performed.

By the summer of 2006 the Underground Heroes branched out from Kent, supporting The View on a toilet tour in Scotland, playing the smaller summer UK festivals and doing their first international gig - Ibiza Rocks Festival. By November the band got together their own tour, playing club NME'S up and down the country. At about the same time,

To date they've released two limited edition singles. James Endeacott's label 1965 Records, released the bands first outing on wax, the ska tinged "Stella The Mistress" and the follow up, ‘Alright Darlin'?', a slice of spiky power pop punk produced by Paul Epworth, was released on Loog Records last August. Both singles sold out within a few weeks and garnered support from the likes of NME, XFM, Zane Lowe, Colin Murray and John Kennedy.

Since then the boys have shared stages with the likes of The View, Kasabian, Towers of London, Little Man Tate, The Cribs, The Metros, The Holloways, Kate Nash and Lily Allen, as well as playing their first Glastonbury in summer 2007.

2008 looks set to be the year Underground Heroes become overground heroes. They're about to begin work on their debut album, due for release later this year.