Adored party-starters Summer Thieves return with two massive announcements today – new music and a six-date tour kicking off in less than a month! Bandaids and Lipstick, their new six-track EP arrives July 31st including summer anthems All I Want, Hands and groove-laden single Ocean Baby. Produced by Alex Wildwood (Sachi, Broods) and Matt Sadgrove (Sons Of Zion) Bandaids and Lipstick perfectly embodies Summer Thieves’ unique fusion of roots, hip-hop, R&B and rock.
To celebrate the release of their new EP, Summer Thieves will embark on a nationwide tour beginning July 17th in Raglan and finishing up in the tranquil surroundings of Wanaka. Support includes LA Woman, Casper and more to be announced! Summer Thieves continue to dominate their spot as one of Aotearoa’s must-see acts, so don’t miss your chance to catch these guys live! See below for full dates.
Tickets on sale 9 am June 30th on Eventbrite and Moshtix for Auckland.
|SUMMER THIEVES – OCEAN BABY (LYRIC VIDEO)|
From humble beginnings performing at Dunedin parties to playing alongside some of the world’s most revered artists – Summer Thieves have rightfully earned their spot as one of Aotearoa’s most prized up and comers.
Singer and guitarist Jake Barton and drummer Johnny Ward began playing together in high school at the age of 15. Fast forward to 2011, they joined forces with Adam Spencer (bass) and consequently formed Summer Thieves. Starting at Dunedin Scarfie parties and covers gigs, they quickly became a crowd favourite and it wasn’t long before they started amassing a legion of dedicated fans nationwide. Since forming, Summer Thieves have expanded to a five-piece line-up recruiting Izzy Bones (keys and guitar) and Jarni Blair (lead guitar).
Summer Thieves teamed up with multi-award-winning producer and artist Tiki Taane for their debut album, Warped. Together they created a 12-track journey laced with catchy hooks and toe-tapping, head-bobbing rhythms. In 2017 Warped was released into the world and a slew of festival shows and sold-out tours ensued. The boys cemented themselves as a must-see within the New Zealand festival and gig circuit with repeat performances at Rhythm & Vines, Bay Dreams, Rhythm & Alps and Raglan’s Soundsplash, and it doesn’t end there! They’ve opened for hip-hop royalty Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Hermitude, Australia’s Sticky Fingers, Peking Duk, and Ocean Alley as well as local heavyweights Six60, Katchafire and Sons Of Zion.
Excited to get back onto the stage post-lockdown, lead singer Jake Barton says “It’s definitely been the longest we haven’t been on a stage since the beginning of the band. So it’s fair to say we’re coming in hot.”