Dublin grunge revivalists deliver impressive calling card

Like cracking open a time capsule containing a cache of nineties melodic grunge and heavy rock from the likes of Soundgarden and Audioslave, Dublin act Three Underneath serve up a set of quality riffs, passionate lyrics, and engine room rumble on their very solid debut.

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Recorded and self-produced during the pandemic (no mean feat in itself), the foursome may also have well-thumbed copies of Bleach era Nirvana and albums by Queens of the Stone Age and Kilkenny heroes Kerbdog on their shelves.

Two parts rock attack (Kept Me Dry is pulverising stuff) and two parts blokey introspection, they turn guitar sludge into spun gold on the likes of Sun May Glow, reveal a sensitive side on Stand Before the Fire and Tell Me It's OK and summon up the adrenalized thrill of Hüsker Dü on Better Off.

It’s all search and destroy, scorched earth guitar rock and wounded vulnerability. A very impressive calling card.

Alan Corr @CorrAlan2

Three Underneath is available for free here.