Appearing in the Top Ten Bands of 2010 lists of such illustrious publication’s as NME and Nylon Magazine, the Los Angeles based alt-indie quintet Grouplove will release a six track debut EP/mini album on February 7th.
Grouplove will be making their first trip to the UK to support the EP with a handful of highly anticipated live performances, commencing with a support slot with Los Campesinos at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in an NME Awards show on February 2nd.
Grouplove were the band of choice to support Florence & The Machine on their USA west coast tour and later joined the excellent Joy Formidable for a run of east coast dates.
The band is comprised of Brooklynite duo Christian Zucconi (vocals/guitar) and Hannah Hooper (keyboards/vocals), who met the three other members of the band, Sean Gadd– bass/vocals, Andrew Wessen – guitar/vocals and Ryan Rabin – drums, at an art residency in Crete one fateful summer and haven’t looked back since.
See what all the fuss is about with this video to accompany the lead track of the EP;
Grouplove – Colours
Excellent stuff, Grouplove are set to make a huge impact in the UK with the release of this six track EP, if you like Colours then you will be in for a rare treat with the remainder of the songs.
An amalgam of folk, alternative and indie pop amongst others, the EP represents a stunning showcase for the band that simply gets better with each listen as each of the tracks unfolds and builds into its own mini masterpiece.
Order the EP and tickets for a show near you now to avoid disappointment!
Grouplove will be playing at the following UK venues in February 2011;
Feb 2nd O2’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire w/ Los Campesinos
Feb 3rd Hoxton Hall (Chess Club show)
Feb 5th Start The Bus, Bristol
Feb 6th Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Feb 8th Nice n Sleazy, Glasgow
Feb 17th Old Queen’s Head, London
Debut EP tracklisting:
2. Naked Kids
3. Gold Coast
4. Getaway Car
5. Don’t Say Oh Well