Dotty View: Welcome Pariah

Welcome Pariah

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.

Upcoming Gigs:

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





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