Twenty years ago, grunge rock overthrew hair metal with a an army of plaid-wearing Seattle musicians. Today, the revived interest in synth-pop that dominated the last few years of indie rock has been all but flushed out by young upstarts with an abhorrence for anything synthetic. Bands like Yuck, Smith Westerns, and Girls shun the technological advances of the last decade in favor of a no-frills set up: guitars, bass, drums and vocals. [lastfm]Tribes[/lastfm], a new rock group hailing from the UK, follow this basic rule of rock ‘n roll to its catchiest conclusion. Stream their debut EP We Were Children after the jump and say goodbye to synths!
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Drawing inspiration from 90’s rock bands like Pavement, Nirvana and the Libertines, Tribes are working hard on their debut full length Baby (produced by Mike Crossey – Arctic Monkeys, Razorlight, Foals) which will be released next year on Universal Republic in the U.S. Fans of the aforementioned bands will enjoy the dirty riffs and catchy vocals on We Were Children, an impressive debut from a band that already has quite the resume (Tribes toured with The Pixies, The Kooks, and Kaiser Chiefs this past year).
[lastfm]Tribes[/lastfm] – We Were Children EP
U.S Tour Dates:
12/7 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
12/8 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
12/9 Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands Gallery
12/10 Toronto, Canada @ The Drake
12/11 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
12/12 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo