Dr. Martens #Standforsomething Tour 2014
Drowners are an American-Welsh indie rock band formed in New York in 2011 by Matthew Hitt (lead vocals, guitar), Jack Ridley III (lead guitar), Erik Lee Snyder (bass) and Joe Brodie (drums). Their first release was the EP Between Us Girls which appeared in early 2013. In January 2014 their eponymous debut album was released worldwide. The first single is “Luv, hold me down” The band has toured both North America and Europe.
The band formed when Welsh-born Matthew Hitt moved to New York in 2011 to pursue a career in modelling. With a degree in English Literature he found time to “write and jam on my guitar every day”. He recruited three local musicians and began rehearsing and recording the songs. On February 4, 2013, Drowners released their first EP “Between Us Girls” on the English label Birthday Records. The EP contains three short songs, which included “Long Hair” – oft cited as the lead track.
Bully is a young Nashville four-piece blasting out of the gates with high-powered grunge punk reminiscent of the beginnings of indie rock. The band is fronted by Alicia Bognanno, former intern at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago who has been cutting her teeth on the soundboards of indie clubs and studios in recent years. After opening for the likes of Best Coast, Those Darlins, and Superchunk, Bully is ready to grab their own audience.
The dynamic melodies and high-speed percussion section help Bully cut through the noise quickly and repeatedly. Tracks like “Milkman” and “Brainfreeze” lay it all on the line with scrappy energy until the last crunchy bass note fades out.