WHO? Dom Wright (Acoustic Guitar and Vocals), Matt Gibbons (Electric Guitar and Vocals), Filipe Martins (Bass) Tom Webb (Drums) all make up South Coast band, The Lonely Surf previously known as Death by Shotgun.
GENRE? Indie punk
FOR FANS OF: Don Broco, Bloc Party and Dancing on Tables.
WHY WE ARE DIGGIN THEM: Bold drum beats, infectious guitar riffs and relatable lyrics, The Lonely Surf is certainly a band standing out with their own unique style breaking out through each track. The band are edging into a new direction from their previous band name, Death By Shotgun and we can’t wait to see what else is in store for them!
THE MUSIC FILES’ FAVOURITE TRACK: Losing It. The band’s debut single under the new name was released on the 13th November, ‘Losing It’ is an addictive, rhythmic bop that will have you on your feet at first instance. The track captures both indie like melodies alongside the punk guitar riffs. ‘Losing It’ is both energetic and colourful making fans fall in love with the track instantly! The track is the lead single from their EP, ‘Shifting’ which is due to be released next year… if this track is anything to go by the EP then fans are certainly in luck.
THE MUSIC FILES’ FAVOURITE LYRICS: ‘Remove my clothes, soak my skin, destroy my phone – I’m sick of everything‘ (Time Will Tell)
CAREER AND GIG HIGHLIGHTS: BBC Introducing at Tobacco Dock, Washed Out Festival and Gold Coast Ocean Fest. Also have toured the U.K a few times and Europe twice. Played alongside the likes of The Beths, Gender Roles, Iron Chic and Muncie Girls. Press highlights: DIY Magazine and Kerrang.
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