The Thekla Archives: 2015

Surfer Blood, Thekla presents Surfer Blood: 14+ event

  • Sunday 4th October 2015
  • Supported by: Eternal Summers


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Surfer Blood consist of John Paul Pitts (vocals / guitar), Thomas Fekete (guitar / vocals), Kevin Williams (bass / vocals) and Tyler Schwarz (drums). They formed in West Palm Beach, Florida and ‘1000 Palms’, their third album, is the first since signing to fierce panda for the UK and Europe. They launch the ‘1000 Palms’ campaign with a premiere of the ‘Dorian’ track (think Death Cab hitting on ‘70s FM airwaves) on Huw Stephens’ Radio One show on Monday February 16th before the full album release on May 11th.

You may recall that Surfer Blood were quite the breakout band of 2009: in the midst of their own 10 gig marathon at New York’s CMJ Pitchfork took one look at their ‘Astro Coast’ debut on Kanine and praised its “lo-fl clangor, glo-fi harmonies, punchy retro-garage concision and never-out-of-style classic rock songcraft…the band appears to have arrived at its enormously likeable sound organically.” Touring with Pixies and playing every cool festival on the known planet only seemed to solidify Surfer Blood’s place in the hipster heartland.

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The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:30pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 881