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Premiere: The Utopiates Channel ’90s Indie-Pop in “Making History” Video

Indie band The Utopiates are premiering their new video with us for “Making History.” Check out their latest slice of 90s indie-pop here.



Rising London indie-rock outfit The Utopiates are hitting the ground running in 2023 with a double announcement. Firstly, their new single “Making History” is out today as the band confirm the track will be included in their forthcoming debut album, The Sun Also Rises, which is set for release on May 5th, 2023.

Exciting times for the band who said: “‘Making History’ epitomises the confidence running through the band right now. From the get-go, this project has been the self-fulfilling prophecy consuming our lives and The Sun Also Rises will prove what we’ve always known.”

To celebrate the news, the band is premiering the video for the single exclusively with us here today. Check it this slice of 90s-inspired indie-pop here:

Speaking about the track, the band says:

“‘Making History’ was written from Dan’s bedroom at the dawning of The Utopiates and has basically become his mantra! ‘One day you’ll see, yeah they’ll look at me, I’m not up here making tunes I’m making history!’ Says it all really. It’s a big F-you to the quiet life and a rallying cry to the masses; get behind us, cos it’s happening!”

Their single release party for “Making History” was held at Notting Hill Arts Club on the 1st of February, and the band has also announced a string of dates around their final single from The Sun Also Rises (“Ups And Downs” is out late March) as well as the album tour itself.

Tour Dates:

03/30 – Record Junkee, Sheffield
03/31 – Independent, Sunderland
04/01 – O’Rileys, Hull
04/02 – Hotbox, Chelmsford
04/28 – Rough Trade, Nottingham
05/04 – Green Door Store, Brighton
05/05 – The Crown, Bristol
05/06 – Deaf Institute, Manchester
05/11 – Dead Wax, Birmingham
05/12 – Brudenell, Leeds
05/25 – The 100 Club, London

Artwork for ‘The Sun Also Rises’ by The Utopiates

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.