Terry brings the melodic, Maureen brings the droning tone and Dave brings the ever-busy rhythms.
First impressions have led people to ask, ‘what brings these 3 very different individuals together?’
They have one thing in common - a firm belief that rock and roll should be scrappy and a little untidy.
Underpup began when singer-guitarist Terry returned to NYC feeling younger and more adventurous than when he left. Where he was coming back from isn’t important to the story but suffice it to say his experiences left him with a wealth of songs - most of them inspired by classic rock, pop, soul and the DIY bands of the 80’s.
Drummer Dave’s style can best be characterized by his refusal to ever approach a backbeat too directly. He’s responsible for the quirky idiosyncrasies sprinkled throughout the tunes. He’s also the band’s resident intellectual - equally comfortable discussing jazz, world history, literature and episodes of ‘Firefly’ and 60’s sitcoms.
Bassist Maureen offsets Terry’s pretty chords with proto-thump. A film-maker who cringes at some of Terry’s musical influences, she keeps the proceedings honest, angular and interesting. Once the quiet one, Mo is coming into her own lately as recent rehearsal jams reflect a more balanced input from all three musicians. She’s also beginning to sing Dave’s collage-rendered lyrics. They’re looking forward to playing the new material live real soon. Stay tuned.