Alternative rock band Welcome Pariah recently supported The Charlatans in Liverpool on November 8th at St. George’s Hall.
The band have come a long way since their formation in 2011, supporting the likes of The Rifles, The 1975, Dreadzone, The Move, The Selecter, Steve Craddock (Ocean Colour Scene), Neville Staple (The Specials), The Moons, and a number of top up-and-coming acts, such as SULK and Catfish and the Bottlemen. The band’s debut single, Neither Here Nor There, has also recently been released and has already gained widespread media attention.
2013 has seen Welcome Pariah secure dates at some of London's most prestigious club nights, including a headline slot at the NME featured night 'This Feeling' where they launched their debut single. The Southampton band have also played a number of festivals, including SO:FEST, Pulse Festival, Back to the Mods Festival, and the 2012 Portsmouth South Sea Fest.
Citing their influences as The Verve, The Charlatans, The La’s, Cast, The Stone Roses, Paul Weller, The Doves, The Who and The Beatles to name a few, Welcome Pariah have successfully gained coverage in not only local press, but also the South's BBC Introducing, various stateside podcasts and the established and renowned Huffington Post (press link below).
The future continues to look bright for the band. Alongside a number of top gigs in the coming months, Welcome Pariah are currently finishing off their debut E.P ‘Catch The Moment’ which is due for release on November 22nd 2013. Check out the band’s SoundCloud link below to hear their latest single, Neither Here nor There.
“They have a 60s feel, but it’s contemporary at the same time.”- Paul Moody, The Guardian
“Welcome Pariah sounds like a John Squire, Richard Ashcroft, bluesy Beatles explosion, and yet they’re more than reflections of the past.” - Rock ‘N’ Roll In My Soul
“The band have managed to achieve what their peers struggled to; they've managed to effortlessly distil the essence of brit-pop without once ever sounding forced or contrived.” - Little Indie Blogs