|Sat 23 Oct 2010, 8:00pm–12:00am|
To celebrate the release of Surf Friends' debut album "Confusion" Surf Friends will be touring the country in October!
From Surf Friends' formation in early 2009 songs have flowed, blending the early indie sounds of Flying Nun bands such as The Clean with new experimental waves of No Age and Deerhunter. Surf Friends are driving a new alternative sound.
Surf Friends are Brad Coley (guitar, vocals, keys, harmonica, drum machine), and Pete Westmoreland (bass, keys, vocals).
Two bandmates with a massive sound. Surf Friends have often been compared to Joy Division and New Order. Whilst they happily bounce along with dancebeats not unlike New Order, they also share the darkness of Joy Division or Suicide. The immense energy from their live show of reverberating guitars, bass, synth keyboard and looped samples have been wonderfully captured on this new album.
After releasing their self-titled EP last year that took the lads to Wellington, Surf Friends followed it up with a full New Zealand tour in December 2009 with American indie rockers The Black Watch. 2010 has seen them working hard recording their debut album, honing their live show and releasing no less than four singles to radio in anticipation for the new album. All have received good radio air play on the B-Net stations and Kiwi FM. Success has also been enjoyed on the Kiwi Fm Top Ten with 'You're On My Mind' reaching the number three spot.
Surf Friends' debut album entitled "Confusion" was recorded at the Depot Artspace in Devonport and produced by Mark Howden. It is scheduled for release on the11th October 2010. A full New Zealand tour begins on the 8th Oct and runs through until the 30th. Keep an eye on the gig guides or check out the full itinerary on the Powertool Records website.
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