Big and buzzing in NY
Auckland band Surf City played six shows in New York as part of the 2009 CMJ Music Marathon. The Washington Post’s David Malitz writes: “For a band with just an EP to its name, it doesn’t make fiscal sense, especially these days, to come all the way to the US to tour. But playing CMJ is like condensing an entire east coast tour into a single week, without incurring any of the travel expenses. Sure, it’s only New York, but the band isn’t playing only for New Yorkers. And just by virtue of being one of those groups that’s playing six shows, they automatically enter ‘buzz band’ territory.” Music site Brooklyn Vegan writes that Surf City “is really big, and really loud” and at one of the CMJ shows, the “drummer [Logan Collins] was possibly the best of the night, or at least, played the fastest and with awesome crescendos.” Originally called The Fibs and then Kill Surf City, the band’s influences include fast guitar pop and the early 80’s sound of Dunedin.