Los Angeles-based indie-alt quintet Grouplove are set to release their new debut single for Canvasback/ Atlantic Records 'Itchin on a Photograph' on June 19th. The band are currently the main support on the Emerge NME Radar tour and will be playing London's KOKO on May 17th.
Already heavily touted in Nylon Magazine and NME, who placed them in the Top 10 of their Best New Bands of 2010, Grouplove have also made fans at Spin Magazine in the US. The mag declared them "a band to watch in 2011" and called their track "Colours" "one of the most infectious songs you're bound to hear." With so many early champions, Grouplove are definitely a band to watch this year with their debut album pencilled in for early autumn.
The band is comprised of Brooklynite duo Christian Zucconi (vocals/guitar) and Hannah Hooper (keyboards/vocals), who met the three other members of the band (Sean Gadd- bass/vocals, Andrew Wessen - guitar/vocals and Ryan Rabin - drums) at an art residency in Crete one fateful summer and haven't looked back since.
Recently Grouplove were hand-picked to open for Florence + The Machine and later joined Canvasback labelmates The Joy Formidable for a run of east coast tour dates. Grouplove's summer schedule is quickly filling up with high-profile appearances at major music festivals around the world, including and Glastonbury with many more to be announced shortly. More details to come on their debut full length, due in September.