In 2007 their debut EP was released on Arch Hill Recordings in New Zealand and Popfrenzy in Australia. A year later, after the EP had travelled in it’s own way around the world, it was released in Europe and the US on Morr Music. Suddenly, Surf City were all over US College Radio. As it turned out, last year Surf City were one of the most played “new acts” on the whole network.
In November 2009 they headed to New York’s CMJ Showcase playing six shows. They shared bills with similarly placed upcoming indie acts such as Best Coast, Surfer Blood, Let’s Wrestle and others. There was a genuine excitement for the band, so in March this year Surf City returned to the US via Australia. In the States they toured both coasts, as well as fitting in seven gigs over just three days at SXSW (including the Popfrenzy SXSW Party).
Between all this touring the band have come up trumps with an amazing debut album. It is called Kudos. The album was recorded over the last year and a half mostly in bedrooms, basements and occasionally the old Arch Hill studios. Mostly it was recorded and mixed by the band themselves.
Catch Surf City at these September album release shows:
Saturday, September 4 (Frankly! Festival. Brisbane)
Wednesday, September 8 (Beach Road Hotel, Sydney)
Friday, September 10 (Spectrum, Sydney)
Saturday, September 11 (Workers Club, Melbourne)