First came Scandinavia, then they did the UK before they won the hearts of the Japanese audience. Now, 80s pastiche, punk/glam/disco/thrashpop outfit Surferosa are set to tour the US and Canada for the first time.
The wild, 80s pastiche, punk/glam/disco outfit have already established a loyal following in Scandinavia and a growing UK audience in the wake of the April release of their debut album and subsequent high-energy live shows. An extactic review by Kerrang Magazine simply stated that “Surferosa are poised to rule the world!”
A June tour to Japan went down well as Surferosa left behind a dedicated audience sold by the extrovert stage antics and infectious tunes.
Next up on the Surferosa itinerary is a support slot for the Killers on their upcoming US/Canadian tour in October. Surferosa are also to play three gigs as headliners and will also do two showcases. Surferosa supported the Killers on a two week UK tour in June to great critical acclaim.
The band’s live performances are of a legendary calibre; a solid unit of guitars, drums and bass back up vocalist Mariann’s wild and gymnastic stage antics. The hard-hitting tunes are inflicted with a healthy dose of 80s synth-pop, punk ethics and various vintage DDR-inspired gym-suits. Not to be missed!
Below are a few quotes from the UK press following the release of Surferosa’s “Shanghai My Heart” album :
"…edgy art-rock, an act primed for success…" Kerrang!
"…a frankly irresistible mix of first-album Blondie, B52’s, Sioxsie, Kim Wilde and Duran Duran…Neon Commando EP is a pop treasure chest…" Sunday Times Culture
"…Surferosa are nothing short of fantastic…nothing on this earth can prepare you for the phenomenon that is singer Mariann…..strutting around in purple heels, she doesn’t think she’s headlining Wembley she really believes it – Surferosa are this year’s must-see" Rock Sound
"…a strong synth punk debut – a name to watch" Music Week
"…if you need a good dose of glamour catch Surferosa before they hit the big time….their synth-punk is a breath of fresh air…" The Ticket, Mirror
"…Mariann is a punk goddess…their sound is vibrant and tuneful, they have humour, energy and are a real treat live – what more can you want from rock n roll in these days of squeaky clean pop clones…" What’s On In London
Surferosa have recently completed a number of studio sessions in Sweden working on a follow-up to their acclaimed “Shanghai My Heart” (Versity 2003).