SURGE are an unsigned, infectious, garage-rock cocktail of tongue-in-cheek lyricism, angular riffs and catchy melodies – an addictive and successful blend that has gifted the band the opportunity to perform at prestigious and major music festivals such as Reading and Isle of Wight Festival, and consistent airplay from Radio X and BBC Introducing.
Hailing from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, this enthralling, guitar-ladened, four-piece have quickly established themselves as a blistering live force and their energetic and often unpredictable live shows have been said to embody the same snarling edge of The Vaccines and the charming characteristics of The Libertines.
Since the group’s debut gig at The Soundhouse, Colchester in April 2015, SURGE have released four singles (two self-produced) in ‘Tears of Joy’, ‘LOVEBLOOD’, ‘Lemonade’ and ‘SHAME’ – one of which was released on a red 7” vinyl, after many fans of the band donated to what went on to be a successful Kickstarter campaign in support of the release.
The band have also recorded a live session for BBC Introducing, performed at Camden Rocks Festival alongside the likes of Carl Barat and The Cribs, seen their self-funded vinyl record sold via Rough Trade Records, played at the historic Camden Barfly and caught the attention of popular music websites, Gigwise, Louder Than War, Gigslutz, Little Indie Blogs, A Music Blog Yea?and It’s All Indie.
Following two massive London shows – (This Feeling, The Barfly) that saw the band collectively sell over 120 tickets – and their greatest festival season since their formation, SURGE now look to capitalise on their newfound popularity outside of their hometown by performing across the UK as much as possible and releasing a new single that they consider to be their best yet.
BBC Introducing: ”Infectious, raw energy by the bucket load – lots of bangers!”
Louder Than War: ”Indie-pop delivered with a cheeky smile and all the energy and vigour of a band with everything in front of them.”
This Feeling / Gigslutz: ”Blissful and throughly charming, SURGE evidently have the self-belief, ambition and talent to take this band as far as they want.”
Scruff of the Neck Records: ”Upbeat and angular indie-pop with more than a hint of punk snottiness.”
A Music Blog Yea?: ”Tears of Joy – a soaring, instant anthem!”