Urban Theory are a hard hitting, true to life group of lads that write and create music using ideas of younger adolescent themes that everyone can link to no matter what age. Their music captures the punk-like aggressive sounds followed by softer, catchier indie sounds binding together this unique style.
The band was fully formed in the Summer of 2016, consisting of members Alexander Quinn on Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar, Josh Rowlands on Backing Vocals/Bass Guitar, Ellis Willoughby on Drums/Backing Vocals and Jake Heath on Backing Vocals/Lead Guitar, each with individual drives, influences and dynamics to create the outburst of sound and passion that is the band you hear.
After releasing two singles ‘Weekend Offender’ (2016), 2nd release of ‘Fishbowls’ (2017) and ‘Mandy’ last October, Urban Theory are making a solid stamp in the Manchester music scene, placing a footprint in a lot of the Manchester music venues, including Gorilla and Band on the Wall.
2017 saw the band first play Dot2Dot festival, as well as Pop-up Winter Festival and supporting bands such as Plastic House, Ist Ist, Coquin Migale and Glass Caves.
In 2018, the band had come a long way, with their first headline show at Soup Kitchen, shortly followed by The Deaf Institute in which both were completely sold out. The band repeated an appearance at Dot2Dot festival in which they played main support to headliners Saytr Play at one of the Scruff of the Neck stages.
Over last summer, Urban Theory have played Head for the Hills festival last September alongside Slow Readers Club, The Bluetones and more. In October they played their biggest headliner yet at Manchester Academy 3.
2020 saw a sold out show in Bury at the Met in March just gone, as well as a headline show at Band on the Wall that took place in May, after this Living the Dream But Discussing the Nightmare was released, followed by a headline show at Off the Square and a support slot with Jordan Allen at Gorilla in Manchester.
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