Hailing from Southampton, alternative rock band Welcome Pariah have only been together for 18 months. They’ve already had support slots for Steve Cradock, The Moons, Mark Morriss, Chris Helme and The Dexters, and are due to support Catfish And The Bottlemen in May aswell as many other gigs, including festival slots.
They’ve also been interviewed by The Huffington Post and The Guardian, and this has sparked an immense amount of interest from bloggers.
Listening to the songs, there are definite strong influences to the band – The Who, Paul Weller, The Verve… couple this with John Waghorn’s distinctive vocals and Josh Butcher’s melodic and punchy guitar, I believe that this band has the formula to become very popular very quickly, and the edginess and motivation to stay up there.
Welcome Pariah’s debut single, “Neither Here Nor There”, will be released on April 26th. Their single and video launch is to be held the same day at the massively popular club night “This Feeling” at The Macbeth, Shoreditch, London.
Starting with a nod towards the style of The Stone Roses, “Neither Here Nor There” also shows a folky edge to this essentially rock and roll band – a bit like a heavier Cosmic Rough Riders.
You can contact the band on Twitter and Facebook.
25th April – RMA Tavern, Portsmouth
26th April – This Feeling, The Macbeth, London – single and video launch
27th April – The Essex Arms, Brentwood
10th May – This Feeling, Cellar, Southampton
11th May – Pulse Festival, Sunnyfields Farm, Hampshire
24th May – Coburgs, Ryde, Isle Of Wight
25th May – The Tap, Sandown, Isle Of Wight
8th June – The Adam And Eve – Scooterists For Heroes, Birmingham
14th & 15th June – March Of The Mods Festival, Santa Pod, Wellingborough
21st June – The Fiddlers Elbow, Cool Britannia, Camden, London
29th June – The Good Ship, Kilburn, London
19th, 20th & 21st July – Tonefest, Dorset
26th July – Gabefest 5, Hampshire
2nd August – Frolic Fest, Kent