The Sunshine Underground (often shortened to TSU) are an English, Leeds based indie rock band. The Sunshine Underground play a variety of punk, funk and indie, featured on their debut album, Raise the Alarm, released by City Rockers in 2006. The group is named after a song from the 1999 album Surrender by The Chemical Brothers.
The band are originally from Telford and Shrewsbury, and formed while studying at New College Telford. After New College the band moved to Woodhouse in Leeds where the band started to develop its sound.
They sold out venues in London and Leeds on their first headline tour. Following their successful support slots for LCD Soundsystem, the group earned the Live Band of the Year trophy at the Leeds Music Awards.
On 3 November 2009 TSU released a 5 Track EP called 'Everything, Right Now'. The EP features 2 previously unheard tracks, 2 reworked demo's that were on their Myspace in November 2008 (Darktime, now renamed Dark Days, and Animals), and the track "Coming to Save You" which was to be on their second album. The band finally released the follow-up to Raise The Alarm on 1 February 2010 named Nobody's Coming to Save You released on City Rockers/EMI. The album reached #86 on the UK album chart following its release. To coincide with the release of the album, TSU embarked on a 3 week tour of the UK playing at venues such as Glasgow ABC, Manchester Ritz, Koko (Camden) and finishing with a sold out homecoming gig at Leeds Academy.
On 21 February 2011, TSU bass player Daley Smith announced he would be leaving the band. TSU later confirmed they will be continuing as a three-piece.