Introducing Australia’s newest funk metal sensation… UPPERGROUND!
- I haven’t seen anyone wear their sweatshirt tied around their waist like that since 6th grade during recess when kids would take off their sweatshirt cuz it was too hot to play soccer in it but they didn’t wanna put it on the fence cuz they were afraid that it might get jacked.
- She should write “hardcore cred” next to the check-mark on her sports bra because that’s the only reason I could think of for why she would be wearing a Nike sports bra on stage. Seriously though, what’s up with all these bands jocking Nike? I guess hardcore music and Nike products do share some things in common though – they’re both made by indignant kids when they’re not at school.
- The guitarist is wearing striped track pants (lol). I don’t know what the fashion trends are like in Australia but the only Canadian I’ve seen wear those in the last 15 years is Ricky from Trailer Park Boys.
Rare footage from an Upperground show in some community center or bingo hall or something. The singer is def on her Iggy Azalea steeze with the whole “blonde Australian chick rapping like a US minority from the ghetto” thing. She does not take fashion cues from Iggy though, considering her ass is being concealed by a hooded sweatshirt. But in a way I guess she’s more authentic than Iggy because her mixtape is an actual cassette tape. Peep the funny part at 1:45 where it cuts to 3 people of an unidentifiable sex headbanging.
Check out this hot track from their fire mixtape
Lol their old band sounds like Tonight Alive. Why didn’t they stick with this style? I bet tumblr SJWs would get mad about the chopsticks in her hair and call it “cultural appropriation”.
“The first release of tapes sold out almost immediately” = me buying all ten copies so I could resell them for 4x the price to amenable kids on Ebay. I feel like cassette tapes should come free with a free walkman though because seriously who owns a cassette player anymore? Or are kids supposed to blast these tapes through an old school boombox on their
street corner cul-de-sac? Would it be easier to just sell a picture of the cassette tape so that kids could go straight to uploading it onto their blog and show it off to whatever friends they’re trying to impress while not listening to it? Regardless, this cassette tape trend is cringe-worthy and has to end. The transition of vinyl being trendy to cassettes becoming trendy is similar to the transition of HIV developing into AIDS, imo. The good thing about this comparison is that it means the cassette trend doesn’t have much time left, and will inevitably die soon.
inb4 people start jocking SERIAL JOE aka the Justin Biebers of funk metal
What do you think about Upperground? Should they go back to playing semi-marketable pop rock? Do you think their OOP shirts will be sought after in the merch swap group on facebook?