Tribe Friday is a band of guitar slinging emo kids from the woods of Sweden who marry the rugged indie rock dancehall sounds of the early 2000s with Gen Z post-pandemic party vibe bliss. Upbeat songs about self deprication, identity, confusion, love and death are anchored by sarcasm, wit and charm.
The band’s debut Trying Your Luck EP came out digitally and on limited edition vinyl 7” in August 2019 and was supported by dates across Europe with rock legends Mando Diao and shows to packed houses in Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York City on their inaugural (and lightning-quick) US jaunt. The release was highly praised by tastemakers such as The World Famous KROQ, Spotify’s Indie Highlights and UK’s Radio X. 2020 kicked off with the tribe making their first visit to the US West Coast for School Night at Bardot during GRAMMY Week before a return to NYC’s legendary Mercury Lounge on the East Coast along with the release of their new single “Talk So Loud”. Tribe Friday’s sophomore EP titled Chasing Pictures followed in March and featuret four tracks that are bristling with tasty melodies, thought-provoking lyrics and frantic swings from high to low all written, produced and engineered by the band.
Despite the worldwide pandemic Tribe Friday managed to play more than 50 shows in Germany, Switzerland and Sweden, with shows at Reeperbahn Festival, NBG Pop Festival, Melodifestivalen, Live At Heart Festival and many more.
The band released their album debut in October 2023. Reaching outside their inner circle, Tribe Friday has been writing together with Aaron Gillespie of emo legends Underoath, Christo Bowman of Bad Suns and Phil Gornell, producer for All Time Low and Bring Me The Horizon. Magazines such as Visions, Classic Rock and many more were super excited about the record. After playing a headline tour in Germany with their new songs, Tribe Friday got invited as main support for Pop-Punk-Legends WHEATUS on their UK Tour.
In 2024, they will be bringing their explosive and colorful show to Germany, India, the UK, the US (including SXSW in Austin) and beyond.
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