Popstrangers

Popstrangers

BandAlternativePop

Popstrangers exude and effortless but irrestatable attitude, and excel in grungy, swirling guitars, fizzing, fierce energy and huge hooks. With a trip to the UK in the pipeline for next year, 2013 just got a hell of a lot more exciting - NME

Biography

Popstrangers is Joel Flyger, Adam Page and David Larson, three native New Zealanders who make “pop” music that’s hard-driving, punk-influenced and sonically inimitable.

The band formed in 2009, after the three members connected over their shared histories of bad day jobs, stints in other bands and most importantly, their desire to create music with like-minded people. With a name conceived last-minute before their first official show, Popstrangers’ ambitions have grown since their days of playing local gigs around Auckland. They have developed a strong following in their native New Zealand for their heavy but accessible sound, and are set to export their noisy melodies to the rest of the world. Popstrangers released two well-received EPs and their first full-length is due February

The band has spent the last few years honing their dynamic live show on extensive tours of New Zealand and Australia, which included the Big Day Out and Rhythm and Vines festivals. In addition to playing CMJ, Popstrangers has supported MGMT and Crocodiles on their NZ tours. Recently, the band scored a nomination for the Critics Choice Award at the 2011 NZ Music Awards.

Discography

Popstrangers s/t ep - 2010
Popstrangers Happy Accidents EP - 2011
Popstrangers Antipodes - 2013