New York City's Drowners formed in early 2012 when singer/guitarist Matt Hitt sent some demos he'd written to guitarist Jack Ridley and bassist Erik Snyder, friends he'd met in bars downtown. Drummer Lakis Pavlou joined a few months later and the band began playing shows regularly around the Lower East Side.
They released a 7" in February in the UK called Between Us Girls.
In April, they signed to NY label Frenchkiss. "We liked that Frenchkiss seemed to understand the semantics of being in a band." They are currently finishing up writing their debut album to be released this fall. Both the label and the band are thrilled for this amazing new partnership. Frenchkiss Records head, Syd Butler exclaims, "We believe this band is ready to take over the world... "
7/19 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY ^
7/30 - The Comet - Cincinnati, OH *
7/31 - The High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI #
8/2 - Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL
8/2 - Park West - Chicago, IL #
8/5 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK #
8/7 - Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ #
8/8 - House Of Blues - San Diego, CA #
8/9 - WIltern Theatre - Los Angeles, CA #
8/11 - Hi Dive - Denver, CO
8/13 - Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL
8/14 - Rumba Cafe - Columbus, OH
8/15 - Ortlieb's - Philadelphia, PA
# - w/ Foals
^ - w/ Skaters
* - w/ Tweens