For more than a decade, the Maryland-based band, Bumpin Uglies blend rock, hip hop, dub, reggae and punk into a refreshing blast of spacetime funk. The hardworking road warriors have toured constantly, starting with local open mics and backyard parties to ever-expanding audiences, festival slots and sold-out shows coast to coast.
Fresh off the success of lead single “Underdog,” the band’s quickest single to 100,000 streams (six days), rising Reggae Rock outfit have announced the release of “Spinning Plates,” the bluesy groove-driven second single from ‘Underdog: The Acoustic Sessions,’ a visceral 16-track collection arriving September 8 via Controlled Substance Sound Labs/The Orchard
Characterizing the unflinchingly honest new single, band co-founder/vocalist Brand
“Spinning Plates is a song about not being ok in your own skin so to compensate you try and stay busy so there’s no time to think about it. I was playing a lot of blues guitar when I wrote it so it’s made up with a bit of a of blues tonality over top of an acoustic reggae groove.”
The video Animation was done by Multi Media Producer: Andrew Reff.
“Spinning Plates presents anxiety-induced thoughts in a somewhat jovial tone, so we wanted to have playful, yet slightly off-putting, imagery to go along with the song. Overall, it still creates a beautiful aesthetic regardless of the unsettling visual vibe.”
This fall, they’ll join reggae-rock icons The Expendables, as support on select dates, from September 14 – November 12, while also making appearances at a number of festivals including Everwild Music Fest (Aug 3), Montana Hempfest (Sept 8), OctoberQuest (Oct 7) and Reggae Rise Up Vegas (Oct 8) which sees them share the main stage with Sublime With Rome, Dirty Heads, Action Bronson and Lettuce.
After their nationwide trek, the sextet will host a trio of Holiday shows including their climactic Ugly Sweater bash at Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore on December 2. For tickets/VIP upgrades, please visit https://www.
Check Out Video for “Spinning Plates” Below!