The Hubbards are a 4 piece indie pop band from Hull, Yorkshire. Reuben, Ronan, Joe and Alex have the typical story of school-friends starting an indie band, but they have come a long way since those bedroom practices and school-hall gigs.
So far they have received day and night-time airplay on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music, including an on-air interview with Fearne Cotton. Their last single “Dog Bite” was played by Jen Long and Ally McCrae (BBC R1), and Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music), as well as regional radio stations.
They have played headline shows around the UK, including a “Red Bull lock-in” in Birmingham. Support slots include Spector, The Pigeon Detectives, Skaters, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Little Comets, and they have shared festival stages with Foals and The 1975. The Hubbards were the only indie band featured in Hull’s “Ones to watch” section of its “City of Culture 2017” guide. The band were also interviewed by The Guardian speaking with Peter Mandelson leading up to the bid.
“The Hubbards never disappoint – you stand there during the live set thinking “that’s the best song” then the next one comes along and you think the same and on it goes until you’re left with a whole set full of new favourites. Brilliant band.” – Alan Raw, BBC Introducing
“If a dog’s bite is anything like this then I’m more than willing to endure a bout of rabies.” – Freshonthenet (On ‘Dog Bite’)
“With an intriguing blend of intricate guitars and rousing vocal harmonies, the future looks set to be bright for the unassuming quartet.” - The Mancunion
“The city’s biggest Indie Rock band” - Hull Daily Mail
“It wasn’t until my 30th or so listen that I realised… I’ve just listened to the same song 30+ times” – Scientists of Sound