unpeople, a project brimming with energy, and impassioned animosity with the state of the world and its effects on humanity. Guitarists Jake Crawford and Luke Caley recruited bassist Meg Mash and drummer Richard Rayner with a mission to combine earnest lyricism and hefty riffs with catchy melodies and luscious harmonies.

Fresh from their debut show at 2000Trees 2023 and Autumn dates with the likes of Better Lovers, Conjurer and Tigercub, unpeople’s debut single ‘smother’, released in November, has been met with high praise. Radio 1’s Jack Saunders described it is as ‘leaving battle scars on your mind… unpeople are the extreme feelings in life’, whilst Daniel P Carter chose the track for his Tune of the Week on the Rock Show. Further afield, it’s been featured on Sirius/XM Octane’s ‘Test Drive’ and Triple J in Australia.

The root of the band’s cause is in the name – unpeople – meaning a group of people considered to be politically unimportant or of no value.

Determined to channel their discontent into songs that speak directly to other “unpeople”. Tackling themes of existential dread, spiralling mental health, how to measure self worth and a general societal disdain, like-minded thinkers can find plenty to connect with.

Live shows burst with frenzied intensity alongside effortless crowd connection, ensuring that even the most skeptical of attendees are convinced to join the party. The same sentiment exists on record too, with their unique blend of hook-laden choruses and bone-crunching breakdowns betraying all preconceptions about what heavy music is in 2024.

We are unpeople. You are unpeople. We are all unpeople.

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