underscores is simply unbelievable. Aside from her membership in numerous bands, duos and the Six Impala collective with artists such as Script, KaTT, 8485 and Knapsack, the musician from San Francisco under the alias underscores is a master at using styles, references, instruments, lyrics, forms, Juggling voices, structures, dynamics and everything else that makes up a song.
She started looping beats as a child, and later Skrillex became a great role model for her with his dubstep approach. In the meantime, underscores' musical spectrum has expanded even further.
On five EPs and soon two albums - "Wallsocket" will be released on September 22nd - a diverse fantasy world opens up. This world moves effortlessly between indie rock, power ballads, EDM, bedroom pop, punk and sometimes even dubstep, with numerous other influences sprinkled in. The cover of their first album "Fishmonger" casually references the artwork of Dead Kennedys' "Plastic Surgery Disasters". underscores continually breaks through the barrier between feeling and reason, between intuition and logic, and leads its esteemed listeners into a labyrinth in which one can find orientation surprisingly quickly and feel comfortable.
Sometimes the genre of their music is referred to as hyperpop, but that's just an auxiliary word to describe the fact that you don't know exactly what's going on here, but you still think it's great. underscores themselves cite a variety of influences for their tracks, from Rage Against The Machine to MGMT, 100 gecs and Blink-182 to long-vanished beat producers on Soundcloud. She transforms her voice using various methods and adapts it to the sound of each song and its lyrics. This always leads to new personalities and additional levels in which the music pulsates.
The diversity and creativity in her music make her an artist who breaks traditions and always explores new musical paths. If you want to be surprised by a versatile sound, an exclusive concert by underscores in Berlin is the right place for you.