“United Fruit display serious trading in all that is heavy, epic and powerfully loud.” Drowned in Sound
“United Fruit are on a mission to destroy your brain cells and leave you little more than a quivering wreck.” The 405
“It is actually almost too overwhelming to think of how many extraordinary artists Glasgow has to offer. United Fruit are one of their greatest exports.” Artrocker
“Currently lighting up the murky Glasgow underground with their unique brand of experimental rock” The Skinny
From the hot-bed of artists emerging from North of the border comes Glasgow’s latest export. A band that deconstructs everything you thought you knew about Scottish Alt-Rock, and in its place paints an image of soaring post-punk symphony, epic meandering melody and an unstoppable energy tantamount to a Glaswegian bar brawl. Their name is United Fruit, and they release their explosive new single ‘Open Your Eyes’ on October 27th 2014.
Listen to ‘Your Eyes’
Having performed live sessions for BBC Introducing, BBC Radio Scotland, alongside airtime on the BBC Radio 1 Review Show, the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, XFM and Capitol FM, United Fruit certainly aren’t without their notches on the music accolade bedpost. When you add to that their multitude of UK and European tours, festival billings, and support shows with the likes of Dananananaykroyd, Twin Atlantic and Twilight Sad, it becomes strikingly apparent that United Fruit truly are rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with.
Their accomplished sound is tantamount to Sonic Youth’s guitar discord trading blows with the stand-out vocals of the band’s frontman Iskander Stewart, and is perfectly exemplified on the latest single ‘Open Your Eyes’.
United Fruit release ‘Open Your Eyes’ through First Run Records on October 27th 2014, available as 250 limited edition 7” vinyl records and from all good digital stores. The band will also perform three Scottish dates with The Twilight Sad this September, before heading out on a full UK tour in October.
11 Oct – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
12 Oct – LIVERPOOL – Maguires Pizza Bar
14 Oct – HULL – LINNET AND LARK
15 Oct – BRISTOL – Start The Bus
16 Oct – LONDON – The Garage
17 Oct – PLYMOUTH – The Underground
18 Oct – MAIDSTONE – The Rafters
19 Oct – NOTTINGHAM – Hockley Hustle
20 Oct – NEWCASTLE – Head of Steam
21 Oct – EDINBURGH – Opium
22 Oct – DUNDEE – Redd Suites
23 Oct – ABERDEEN – Cellar 35
24 Oct – GLASGOW – Nice N Sleazy
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