NYC-based band SKATERS headlined the Bowery Ballroom on Friday, July 19. The numbers are still unconfirmed, but the show was probably (definitely) sold out. I could not be more excited for them. Not only do I know these guys, but the band is blowing up in the US and in the UK and Europe and getting some great buzz.
After signing with Warner Bros. earlier this year, SKATERS — whose sound is somewhere along the lines of Brit pop, grunge and punk rock — toured this summer all over the UK and Europe, and joined Portugal. The Man for some of their US dates.
Brooklyn-based The Denzels and NYC’s Drowners opened the show on Friday, but SKATERS wanted this show to be special, and they definitely succeeded by pulling off one of their best sets yet. Opening with “Fear Of The Knife” immediately had the audience cheering, and the guys closed the show with their song “Doomed” accompanied by a dozen beach balls thrown into the dancing crowd made mostly of lower-Manhattan models, members of the Strokes, and sweaty 20 to 30-somethings. Oh, and Spiderman was hanging out backstage.
Their debut album drops this winter. Although the title is still under wraps, the inside scoop is that it pays homage to youth culture in New York City.
If you’re planning to be at Lollapaloza this August, make sure you check these guys out!