January 1st 2015 street musician Louis Puggaard Müller packed his guitar, said goodbye to his hometown Copenhagen and headed for a new life in Amsterdam. His musical upbringing as a street musician has been a long education where every performance is a final exam, where the sensors of the people always push one to perform at the highest level. If you wanna grab their attention you have to deliver! Only after a few months of playing on the Amsterdam streets he scored an A+ and was invited by National Dutch TV program PAUW to come and sing live in their studio.
Three summers in a row Louis travelled with his former band Camp Neverland all across Europe. Here they were living out their hobo dreams of surviving day to day on donations they could gather from their street gigs. It was on these trips he found inspiration for the songs that found their way onto his debut album “I’ll leave me before you do”. The album was released on the 16th of September 2016 under his new band name Subterranean Street Society.
Subterranean Street Society is a Danish-Dutch trio that plays a mix of Folk, Alternative and Grunge. Over steel metal resonator guitars, heavily overdriven hollowbody bass guitars, vintage cassette tape noise and deep beating drums, a road worn voice shouts out poetic tales about tragic heroes, romantic love and vagabonds. Vulnerable story-telling with a manic edge based on a life travelling between venues, festivals and busking on the streets of Europe. As a trio the band’s live performance is rough, explosive and unpredictable. Still the group has more up their sleeve as they are able to bring out stripped-down rendition of their music. Featuring acoustic instruments, classic folk harmony vocals or even just the bare minimum of street music: One man and his guitar. On November 6, 2020, the band released their second full length album called “Twelve Steps” with a live stream from the Melkweg. The album was critically acclaimed by the Dutch music press. The band can also be heard in the Norwegian netflix series “Ragnarok”.