At least four acts share the name Hub:
1) Hub formed in Leeds, UK, in 2006, from a shared love of post-rock and intelligent indie rock, with bands such as Mew, Sigur Ros, Explosions in the Sky and Talk Talk particularly influential. From early support slots for Howling Bells, Duels, iLiKETRAiNS and Red Sparowes, their sound combined dynamic, guitar-led rock, veering between ambient and propulsive, with clear, strident melodies and wistful but accessible lyrics. Hub split in October 2008.
2) Hub, aka Hub Moore, is known from work with The Great Outdoors, and contributions to films of Hal Hartley. He has also released two solo albums as Hub, entitled Hub (1998) and Daylight (2001). For further details see http://www.hubmoore.com/.
3) Breaking through in the local vancouver island scene, HUB contributes tribal almost baili esque tunes to a few local DJ's
4) Folk inspired trio from Swansea,Wales.Jan Evans-Vocals,Duncan Smith-Guitar, Jaw Harp,Tim Atkinson-Guitar,Percussion.Weaving melodies and searching lyrics,the tracks are performed LIVE.
5) HUB BIO:
Google this: Next Big Thing. See it yet? Give it a minute-it's coming. The next big thing I'm speaking of is the rising musical singularity known as HUB. Planted and harvested in the gardens of Central Ontario, this band is almost done growing up and is ripe and ready to head out and conquer the world.
Enter the debut album "8." It wraps acerbic wit in saccharine melodies that feature a mix of songs that that switch from bubbly, aggressive rhythms, to anthemic numbers that practically demand that you wave your cell phone in the air.
"8" features a blink-and-you-miss-it brand of quick rock and catchy melodies that will shake the peaches from your tree. Speed has been built into these songs which are high-energy fun, as evidenced in the rebellious track "Starting the Rev." The Blitzkrieg Bop-esque track "The Dirty" sums up both the tone of the album and the character of the band itself with the opening line, "it's time to hit the road, fuel up, gear up and go." And go they shall.
HUB is both a brand and a man who goes by the name of Josh McFadden. Joining the fraternity of single musicians who make up a band, like Acqualung (aka Matthew Hales), Dashboard Confessional (Chris Carrabba), and Iron & Wine (Samuel Beam), HUB is an outfit that knows how to rock.
If you've attended any of their recent performances-playing some local Toronto hotspots or kicking off the 2010 New Music Fest, opening for Big Sugar and The Trews-you would see that the stage was filled, and the venue was packed with the sound of loud, rocking music. There is no shortage of hands on deck to bring the project to life, but at its heart, HUB is Josh McFadden, singer, songwriter, heart and soul of the union.
So hit refresh and see what I'm talking about or, better yet, get out to their next show. And while you're there, absorbed in the power of high-octane rock, joining the movement of people who are enlisting in the HUB army, holding the album on the way home, you'll know what you're holding in your hands: the next big thing.Check them out @ hubmusicsite dot com
Requested personally by Swedish post-rock wonders 'Jeniferever' to be thier tour support, expect lush finger picked melodies ghosting underneath fragile vocal lines that place him somewhere between Nick Drake, Iron and Wine and Red House Painters.