Dubbed the band to watch in 2022 by cult indie promoter This Feeling, The Utopiates are a band in full force. Launched in January last year, they are already stacking up the accolades and the backing of legendary BBC Radio 6 Music DJ, Steve Lamacq and have just signed to V2 Records.
Formed under the dark clouds of the pandemic, this is a band that’s confident in their sound and unafraid to push their output to new heights in 2022. No longer recording tracks in front man Dan Popplewell’s bedroom, The Utopiates have found a new base at the Nave Studios in Leeds with producer Andy Hawkins.
Bromsgroove Festival, Bromsgrove
Isle of Wight Festival
Rough Trade, Nottingham
Night & Day, Manchester
Green Door Store, Brighton