With support from Caro + The Opera Comic
Riding high on a wave of praise following their most recent single ‘Just Touch’, Hull-born Leeds-based four-piece The Hubbards are a band with the world at their feet. Having already notched up supports slots for the likes of stadium stars Foals and The 1975, not to mention a coveted slot at this year’s Radio 1’s Big Weekend, the mainstream success is very much theirs for the taking.
With a sound both timely and timeless, it’s of little surprise that sets from the band at this year’s Great Escape and Dot to Dot festivals drew impressive crowds; their contemporary take on ‘90s slacker pop speaking volumes to an already burgeoning fanbase.
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, bridging the gap between mainstream indie-pop and hipster swagger, a formula that has seen tracks played on both Radio One and 6Music, while previous single ‘Cold Cut’ was used on ‘Made In Chelsea’.
Though influenced by years of songwriting tradition, it’s clear that The Hubbards are a band with their eyes to the future. And with the past couple of years being as good to the band as they have, it’s looking like a bright future indeed.