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Saturday 23rd October 2021

The Underdog 2021 | Launch / Challenge One

— Exchange
Competing bands: Bearpit + Blacklist + Hell-ios + Kite Thief + Land Captains
price: Tickets Below

Information:

SYNTHETICA Presents:
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THE UNDERDOG: ULTIMATE CHALLENGE
The Underdog is back for the first time since 2017. The Southwest’s largest Battle of the Bands returns with a brand-new format – The Ultimate Challenge! Our final five bands have been selected, and they’ll now compete in a series of challenges and events, all leading towards Grand Final in January '22 - the Underdog’s 50th show!
With £1,000 in cash up for grabs who will be crowned the 2021 champion? Follow the competition by using the hashtag #UnderdogBristol.

CHALLENGE ONE
The final five bands will meet for the first time on Saturday 23rd October at Exchange. With 20% of their total Underdog score coming from this event, each band will need to win over both the audience and our panel of judges, and they need your support!

The FINAL FIVE:
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✪ BEARPIT
Metalcore · fb.com/BearpitUK
“Bearpit are a metalcore outfit from the UK. Rising again with the release of the single 'From the Ashes' in 2020, the band have been writing new material for an upcoming EP“
FOR FANS OF: Parkway Drive / As I Lay Dying / Caliban
LISTEN: https://spoti.fi/3kNkpc6
youtu.be/Qh_toDmOmzQ

✪ BLACKLIST
ALT ROCK · fb.com/BlacklistUKBand
“Blacklist are a three-piece alt-rock band from Bristol formed in 2017 with influences from electronic and industrial genres. Blacklist produces music with dynamic bass lines and catchy hooks with imaginative and emotive lyrics that immediately strike a chord with listeners.“
FOR FANS OF: Royal Blood / Muse / Queens of the Stone Age
LISTEN: https://spoti.fi/2ZuQMUQ
youtu.be/EslxklC_qIU

✪ HELL-IOS
ALT ROCK · fb.com/HelliosBandUK
“Hell-ios are a 2-piece band from Bristol who debuted at Glastonbury festival 2019, prior to this they spent time writing and recording material that they felt was something different, blending genres from pop, metal, punk & even some hip-hop elements.“
FOR FANS OF: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes / Death From Above 1979 / Boston Manor
LISTEN: https://spoti.fi/3zUDwFO
youtu.be/v-30Pg7iyFY

✪ KITE THIEF
Alt Rock/Progressive Metal · fb.com/KiteThiefUK
“Kite Thief are a metal troupe from Bristol, UK. Joyously brimming with angular riffs, catchy choruses, and a ballsy rhythm section. Their sound is like dropping your candy in the gutter; sweet and topped with grit“
FOR FANS OF: Bring Me The Horizon / Vukovi / Dreamstate
LISTEN: https://spoti.fi/3ogEeuO
youtu.be/OTNT3nWXebU

✪ LAND CAPTAINS
Riotous Groove-Rock · fb.com/LandCaptainsBand
“Bristol-based Land Captains have been rapidly building a reputation as a formidable live act, on a quest to fuse heavy riffs and funky beats; serious songwriting with a touch of bombast and a healthy dose of silliness. Devil horns or dancing shoes; swaying hips or headbanging blues? It's like a prog-punk cabaret in here.”
FOR FANS OF: Audioslave / Tool / Royal Blood
LISTEN: https://spoti.fi/3zOrJZi
youtu.be/DkcTyy4Xijo

Please Note: The running order will be decided on the night.

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GUEST HEADLINER
✪ BLACK WENDY

ALT ROCK · fb.com/BlackWendyMusic

"Expect breakneck riffs, vocals like he's trying to escape from prison, drums that'll burst your spleen and the energy of a group of 5-year-olds jacked up on sugar."

FOR FANS OF: Terrible Tim, The Melvins, Red Hot Chilli Peppers

youtu.be/SpIbLJVaxG4

Event INFO:
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WHERE? ⇾ Exchange
www.ExchangeBristol.com
72 - 73 Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0EJ
WHEN? ⇾ Saturday 23rd October
WHAT TIME? ⇾ 7:00-11:00pm
HOW MUCH? ⇾ £7.00adv
Tickets via Headfirst

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