UDS (Upside Down Shark) is a collective of creative folk based in South East UK, with an ethos of championing local and DIY talent. If it’s cool, rad and/or funky fresh, we’ll talk about it, review it or interview it.
You’re in the best place to discover everything we have to offer. From reviews to lists, videos and comic strips, you can find it all at upsidedownshark.com. Check out our YouTube channel for video reviews of the latest films and video games, as well as interviews with some of the world’s most interesting people – from up and coming artists to industry-leading icons.
We run two weekly podcasts – UDS Radio, covering the week’s latest pop culture events, and Simpsons Showdown, pitting every episode of The Simpsons against one another in order to determine which episode is the true number one.
Digital media not your thing? Fret not, we even have a quarterly zine! The UDS Files is a concentrated dose of our nonsense, spread across 16 pages. You can find the PDF version here, or if you’d prefer the collectable print version, email us (or hit up our socials) and we’ll send you a copy.
If you’d ever like to collaborate, have something we’d like to review or just fancy a chinwag, you can always email us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can! We hope you enjoy what we have on offer.
Smell ya later!
MEET THE TEAM
TOM BAKER (@UDSRadio)
Our resident Star Wars fanatic, Tom co-founded UDS back in 2017 over waffles and coffee. What started as an excuse to reconnect with old friends has blossomed into a multimedia operation with his closest and most creative confidants. But however big UDS gets, the original spirit will always remain – have fun and celebrate DIY talent.
You can hear Tom fumble over his words as co-host of UDS Radio and Simpsons Showdown, watch him interview famous folk on YouTube and enjoy his written ramblings.
Favourite Movie: Jurassic Park
Favourite TV Show: Arrested Development
Favourite Band: Reuben
Favourite Video Game: The Simpsons Hit & Run
Favourite Book: The Raw Shark Texts – Steven Hall
Favourite Shark: Megalodon
CRAIG BAUGHAN (@craigbandicoot)
Craig has been creating podcasts for years at this point, so he knows how to talk somewhat professionally. He believes that Pepsi Max is the best drink in the world and would gladly argue this point to anyone. He will update this in the future when he thinks of something more interesting about himself.
Favourite Movie: X-Men: Days of Future Past
Favourite TV Show: Red Dwarf/Futurama
Favourite Band: Beastie Boys
Favourite Video Game: Tetris
Favourite Book: The Humans – Matt Haig
Favourite Shark: Bruce from Finding Nemo
MATT DOBBIE (@MattDobbie)
Matt Dobbie, or Dobbie as he is almost unanimously known, is a man with a critical-yet-open mind and a deep passion for the things he loves most. Whether it’s a band, a TV show, a movie or a video game, if he likes it then there are no half-measures when it comes to learning about it and spouting that useless trivia whenever it seems pertinent. In his free time, you’ll usually find him listening to either music or podcasts whilst engrossed in a game to which he has devoted far more time than he’s proud to admit to. Alternatively, he may be losing his voice at yet another Frank Turner show…
Favourite Movie: Pitch Perfect 1/2 (don’t make me choose!)
Favourite TV Show: Doctor Who
Favourite Band: Green Day
Favourite Video Game: Red Dead Redemption 2
Favourite Book: The Road Beneath My Feet – Frank Turner (and the Harry Potter series)
Favourite Shark: Lenny from Shark Tale
please help me, i offered to draw for UDS one time and now they’ve locked me in a small aquarium with a very sad looking shark and they said it’s only going to look sadder unless I keep drawing///
Favourite Movie: they took my iPod Nano (3rd generation)
Favourite TV Show: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Favourite Band: they took away all my prior knowledge of the outside world
Favourite Video Game: and they took my 6 copies of Resident Evil 4
Favourite Book: yahoo search engine
Favourite Shark: XXX
I literally can’t define myself without pop-culture.
Favourite Movie: Inception
Favourite TV Show: Mr Robot
Favourite Band: Arctic Monkeys
Favourite Video Game: The Last Of Us
Favourite Book: Watchmen – Alan Moore
Favourite Shark: Taylor Lautner
All views are my own.
Favourite Movie: Top Gun: Maverick
Favourite TV Show: Scrubs / Modern Family / The Middle
Favourite Musican/s: Taylor Swift / Carly Rae Jepsen / Dolly P
Favourite Video Game: Tomb Raider 2: The Dagger of Xian
Favourite Book: The Bone Collector – Jeffrey Deaver
Favourite Shark: The Shark that takes on Blake Lively in The Shallows
Collector of obscure music. Reviewer of things. Can win a game of Connect 4 in 3 moves.
Favourite Movie: Terminator 2
Favourite TV Show: Community
Favourite Band: AFI
Favourite Video Game: Batman Arkham Trilogy
Favourite Book: Fox in Socks
Favourite Shark: Street Sharks
LP Mills is a journalist and comedian from Nottingham, UK. One of the co-hosts of Trash Fic, a fan fiction comedy series that plumbs the depths of online depravity, he is often found writing, reading, walking his dog Jack, or solemnly drinking until the pain goes away.
Favourite Movie: Pirates! An Adventure with Scientists
Favourite TV Show: Utopia
Favourite Band: Talking Heads
Favourite Video Game: The entire Fable series
Favourite Book: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Favourite Shark: Greenland shark
Gwyd is what would happen if you condensed the Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtracks into a human man.
Favourite Movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Favourite TV Show: Breaking Bad
Favourite Band: Architects
Favourite Video Game: Spyro: Year of the Dragon
Favourite Book: The Lord of the Rings (soz)
Favourite Shark: Goblin Shark
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