Norwegian synth-punk band Surferosa, fronted by the unique and enigmatic Mariann, tour the UK 3 -16 February and release their first single "Lucky Lipstick" 22 March. Sunday Times Culture calls Surferosa "...a frankly irresistable mix of first-album Blondie, B52's, Sioxsie, Kim Wilde and Duran Duran...Neon Commando EP is a pop treasure chest..."
17/02/2004 :: The single, which is released through Versity Music/3MV/Pinnacle, is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut sell-out limited EP, "Neon Commando", released in December. The track listing for the single is "Lucky Lipstick", "Long Lust" and their own live favourite "Big Bam Boom".
"Lucky Lipstick" is taken from their forthcoming album, "Shanghai My Heart", which has been mixed in Sweden by Stefan Boman (Kent/Sahara Hotnights/Hellacopters) and is released 12 April in the U.K.
The band made the soundtrack for Oscar nominated Director Petter Naess’s new film ‘Bare Bea’ which premieres later this month in Norway.
Fact: When the band toured with Electric Six Mariann had to autograph both male and female organs!
Fact: Mariann thinks most bands today are grey and boring and that you have to give the audience more than milk and sugar. "A gig should be a feast with lots of energy, colour and dancing as well as great music!"
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY:
“…Surferosa are nothing short of fantastic…nothing on this earth can prepare you for the phenomenon that is singer Mariann…..strutting around in purple heels, she doesn’t think she’s headlining Wembley she really believes it – Surferosa are this year’s must-see” ROCK SOUND
“…Mariann is a punk goddess…their sound is vibrant and tuneful, they have humour, energy and are a real treat live – what more can you want from rock n roll in these days of sweaky clean pop clones…” WHATS ON IN LONDON
Following an amazing week of London gigs in October and a tour supporting Electric Six in November - the band have announced another series of U.K. shows to spread the SURFEROSA word:
Tues 3rd LONDON – Club Fandango at Dublin Castle
Wed 4th. SOUTHAMPTON - Lennons
Thurs 5th. TBA
Fri 6th. LONDON – Islington Carling Academy
Sat 7th. GLASGOW - Gauk
Sun 8th BIRMINGHAM – Birmingham Academy
Mon 9th. LONDON – Metro Club
Tues 10th LIVERPOOL – Liverpool Academy 3
Wed 11th. NEWCASTLE – The Cluny
Thurs 12th. NOTTINGHAM – Liars Club @ The Social
Fri 13th LEEDS – Cockpit
Sat 14th. LONDON – Club Moterfucker at Upstairs @ the Garage
Sat. 14th. LONDON – ICA (with the Killers)
Sun 15th. TBA
Mon 16th. LONDON – Notting Hill Arts Club