So last week I had the pleasure of interviewing The Hit Ups for a friend's new men's magazine, and I have to say I was impressed. Very impressed indeed. Hailing from Bristol, they are fast becoming one's to watch, without clinging onto the cliched "Skins" tailcoats for dear life. Their sound is the good kind of loud yet skillfully executed, and front-man Josh even does some pretty sexy artwork and tee-shirts to coincide. Having already played to audiences of over 1500 at various festivals last year they are soon to begin recording with one of Portishead's producers. Get involved and watch them become just as iconic.