The name of the band may be a bit of an oxymoron but Southampton band Welcome Pariah play music you certainly wont want to cast out. You can even use an oxymoron to describe their music as as contemporary psychedelic.
There's an obvious 60's influence and it comes to the fore in their new single 'Neither Here Nor There' released on the 26th April in tandem with a video launch party at The Macbeth in Shoreditch, London. From the intro its a psychedelic trip with hints of The Beatles if Paul Weller had joined them to write 'Norweigan Wood'.
The debut release marks an exciting time for Southampton based Welcome Pariah who currently have a number of top gigs and established festival slots lined up for the summer months ahead in 2013 and who have also recently been interviewed and featured in none other than The Huffington Post.
Citing their influences as The Verve, The La’s, Paul Weller, Doves, The Stone Roses, The Who and The Beatles to name a few, Welcome Pariah have shared the stage with the likes of Steve Cradock, Chris Helme, Mark Morris and British indie rock outfit The Moons, as well as performed at a number of mainstream festivals.
Welcome Pariah are John Waghorn - vocals/lead guitar, Josh Butcher - vocals/guitar, Daniel Manuel - bass guitar and John Martin - drummer. C
urrently working on new material for upcoming shows they're shortly due to head back into the studio to record more tracks. Those who have seen Welcome Pariah live find it hard to pinpoint their exact sound, so be sure to check them out in the coming months and get hold of their debut track too! Here's a list of their upcoming dates.
25th April – RMA Tavern, Portsmouth
26th April – This Feeling Club Night, The Macbeth, London
27th April - The Essex Arms, Brentwood
10th May – This Feeling Club Night, Cellar, Southampton
11th May – Pulse Festival, Sunnyfields Farm, Hampshire
17th May- Lennons, Supporting Catfish and the Bottlemen, Southampton
24th May – Coburgs, Ryde, Isle of Wight
25th May – The Tap, Sandown, Isle of Wight
8th June – The Adam & Eve, Scooterists For Heroes, Birmingham
14/15th June – March Of The Mods Festival, Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough
21st June- The Fiddlers Elbow, Cool Britannia, Camden, London
29th June – The Good Ship, Kilburn, London
19/20/21st July – Tonefest, Dorset
26th July -Gabefest 5, Hampshire
2nd August – Frolic Fest, Kent