New York indie pop institution back in Germany Shows in Cologne, Stuttgart, Munich, Berlin and Hamburg
New York indie pop institution back in Germany
Shows in Cologne, Stuttgart, Munich, Berlin and Hamburg
Current live album „Peaceful Ghosts“ on sale
Tickets available from Thursday, October 03, 2019 in the Presale
Frankfurt, October 01, 2019 – Anyone who appreciates the indie scene of the 1990s knows Nada Surf . The band consists of school friends who met in New York City. In 1996 they celebrated their first catchy tune „Popular“ from the album „High / Low“, which Ric Ocasek had produced. In 2003 her power pop masterpiece „Let´s Go“ was released. It contains a whole series of hits, of which the quartet will surely present several as well as new songs from their current album „Peaceful Ghosts“ in the following gigs: on February 27, 2020 in Cologne in the Live Music Hall, on April 6, 2020 in Stuttgart in Wizemann, on April 9, 2020 in Munich in the Muffathalle, on April 11, 2020 in Berlin in the Metropol and on April 12, 2020 Hamburg in the factory.
Nada Surf have a knack for melodies that stick in the memory. Her songs often speak of longing and heartache, but they still exert a strong fascination. Frontman Matthew Caws thinks he knows why. Her music was made for an audience made up of like-minded people, he says. „Even the saddest song should be performed in front of people who stand together in a group.“ Making music itself was an ecstatic experience for him, no matter what topic a song had. „The process of writing, recording and editing is great fun! Even if I get the idea for a song one afternoon that worries me, I feel happy at the end of the day. „
Looking at his band’s remarkable song catalog, songwriter Matthew Caws notices how much he and his bandmates tend to switch from the „brisk live band“ on stage to the „somewhat reserved“ pop outfit in the studio. „You need the right balance of overestimating and underestimating yourself, accelerator and brake.“
Nada Surf currently consist of Matthew Caws (guitar, vocals), Ira Elliot (drums), Doug Gillard (guitar) and Daniel Lorca (bass, backing vocals). The band was founded in 1991 by Caws and Lorca in New York. Both had met at the urban Lyceé Francais. They also had another thing in common: they had spent part of their childhood in Belgium and France. Later they should play together in various bands. Regarding the name Nada Surf , Matthew says: “It has an existential connection and means ’surfing on nothing‘. You are lost in your head or your imagination, but when I listen to music I find myself in a mental space, that is what the name refers to. ”
After the albums „High / Low“ (1996) and „The Proximity Effect“ (1998), „Let Go“ followed in 2002. With „Là pour ça“ it also contains a French title, an indication that Nada Surf already does were popular in France at the time. Her song „Inside Of Love“ reached number 73 on the British charts. Also in Germany the band won an enthusiastic fan base with their third work. Through appearances in the preliminary program of Sportfreunde Stiller and We Are Heroes, Nada Surf further increased their popularity. The band has a close relationship with Germany and recorded their current album “Peaceful Ghosts” live with the Babelsberg film orchestra. Spring 2020 will be Nada Surf in addition to her headline tour at some Madsen shows as a special guest.
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