Underwing is the intense interaction between groovy rhythms, melancholic moods, hard-hitting hooks and the commanding vocals of Enyeto Kotori.
By taking inspiration from genres such as prog, stoner and grunge, the band has made a unique musical expression. In short: If Black Sabbath and Alice in Chains had a lovechild that was adopted by Tool, who coincidentally lived next door to Soundgarden and Motorpsycho, the result would be Underwing.
The band’s debut EP, “Kaela Upsweep”, was released on 20.05.2017 and received critical acclaim from both national and international music press, such as Moshville Times, NRK Sørlandet, Heavymetal.no, Scream Magazine, Norway Rock Magazine and The Wilhelmsens.
The main single from the EP, Sunless Seed, has been streamed over 200 000 times on Spotify.
After a long run of touring with “Kaela Upsweep” the band decided to record a feelgood summer song which captured the essence of living on the south coast of Norway during the summer months of 2017, by documenting their entire summer, hanging out with friends and while gigging around the country. The result was the song “I Am The Sun”, and you can watch the video here.
In the summer of 2018, Underwing embarked on their first ever “official” tour, visiting places around Norway which included a spot on the main stage of the Canal Street festival in Arendal.In November 2018, the band released their next single, “Where Gods Conspire”, which quickly garnered critical acclaim and over 75 000 streams on Spotify since its release.
Underwing ended the year with the “Conspire Tour”, which saw them touring cities in support of the single “Where Gods Conspire”.
Underwing started 2019 on a high note with the release of “The Hoof”, a boisterous barnbuster of a single that combines the groove of bands like Audioslave with the progressive, visceral flair of Gojira. As of writing it has surpassed 100 000 plays on Spotify.
Over the last three years, the band has played over 100 shows across Norway, which in turn has transformed their live performances into a high octane, energetic, well-oiled machinery.
They released Spirals in June 2019, their first ever vinyl, followed by a tour taking them to even wider reaches of Norway. Today Underwing are operating actively across multiple platforms, and have begun the journey that is the Underswing Sessions, which is a semi-stripped down rendition of their own songs. It’s stylistically more in the acoustic/swing type of soundscape, hence the pun. They are constantly evolving their idea of what a modern band should be, and though there is much yet to come, this is The Initiation.