THE UNDERDOG THEORY/AYRSHIRE/RAP-METAL
If you’re a fan of _ and _ then you will like The Underdog Theory. Fill in the blanks.
If you’re a fan of Linkin Park and Daughtry then you will like The Underdog Theory.
Why should people take the time to listen to you?
People should listen to the band because we are bringing something genuinely new and refreshing to the music scene.
What is the theory of the underdog?
The ‘Theory’ of the underdog is to never back down, to stick to your morals and principles, and to not sell out just because it is the easier option. We don’t want to be a 15 minute flash in the pan fad – we are in this for the long haul.
Your Facebook page says that you’re not just a band. What are you?
We are a unit. There are five completely different individuals within the band, five different influences, five different backgrounds. The variety within our music shouldn’t mix and sound good, but it does and it’s refreshing to hear, especially in the Ayrshire scene.
You seem to mix rap vocals and crunching guitar. Are you nu-metal?
Run DMC and Aerosmith mixed rap vocals back in the ’80’s – I wouldn’t class them as nu-metal. I’d say that there are definitely nu-metal influences within the band but I wouldn’t say that we ARE nu-metal.
You also do a Kanye West cover. Is there anyone else in Scotland that does this kind of thing?
Anyone else that does covers of hip-hop songs? I’m sure there are plenty. We chose that particular cover because it gave a good introduction to the band with a song that everyone would recognize.