Solwave
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Solwave

San Francisco, California, United States | SELF

San Francisco, California, United States | SELF
Band Rock Alternative

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Oct
16
Solwave @ Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, Oregon, USA

Portland, Oregon, USA

Sep
26
Solwave @ Slo Brewing Co.

San Luis Obispo, California, USA

San Luis Obispo, California, USA

Sep
14
Solwave @ A'roma

Santa Rosa, California, USA

Santa Rosa, California, USA

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Solwave pride themselves on their inability to be categorized, and while this claim has plenty of truth, it’s primarily due to the band’s willingness to experiment with different sounds and genres rather than their making music that’s actually uncategorizable. On their second EP, Out Of The Mayhem, the San Francisco quartet maps out a defined space within the pop music spectrum and proceeds to explore every nook and cranny of it. “Fire It Up” and “Voodoo At High Noon” are sweaty arena rock, with titanic drums and omnipresent Hot Fuss synth buzz; “Ride” is a dance-rock rave-up; “Shuffler” is heart-on-sleeve power pop. The band stumbles on the former two songs, particularly “Voodoo At High Noon,” which sounds like the ‘70s and the ‘00s put in a blender with the lid off. But on the latter two tracks, they sound completely in their comfort zone, suggesting that just like their heroes the Killers, they may just be a goofy pop band at heart. - SF Rebirth Blog


Solwave pride themselves on their inability to be categorized, and while this claim has plenty of truth, it’s primarily due to the band’s willingness to experiment with different sounds and genres rather than their making music that’s actually uncategorizable. On their second EP, Out Of The Mayhem, the San Francisco quartet maps out a defined space within the pop music spectrum and proceeds to explore every nook and cranny of it. “Fire It Up” and “Voodoo At High Noon” are sweaty arena rock, with titanic drums and omnipresent Hot Fuss synth buzz; “Ride” is a dance-rock rave-up; “Shuffler” is heart-on-sleeve power pop. The band stumbles on the former two songs, particularly “Voodoo At High Noon,” which sounds like the ‘70s and the ‘00s put in a blender with the lid off. But on the latter two tracks, they sound completely in their comfort zone, suggesting that just like their heroes the Killers, they may just be a goofy pop band at heart. - SF Rebirth Blog


A blooming local outfit, Solwave is the combination of sprinting, catchy songs abundant in character and charismatic onstage bombast. Every surging, swollen, hyperactive song twanged with serious frivolity. With any slip – a microphone stand almost flew crowdward – or mechanical failure – snapped strings – the motley quartet would roll with the punches like a dripping welterweight. Danny Ferdon and Moise Seri exploded with formidable moxie and precision, respectively. Tommy Ferdon weaved sophisticated, unfettered riffs through the thick foundation. Joe Collins, though, takes the cake (and then whips it into the air before shooting it like a clay pigeon). A sleek, stylish frontman with indubitable magnetism, Collins possessed all desired tropes for rollicking vocalists: energy, flexibility, pipes, presence, jubilation. As the anthemic gurgling, 21st century blue-eyed soul rumbled, the puckish rapscallion would whirl his wired weapon with youthful glee and abandon or writhe with emphatic ecstasy. - Spinning Platters


A blooming local outfit, Solwave is the combination of sprinting, catchy songs abundant in character and charismatic onstage bombast. Every surging, swollen, hyperactive song twanged with serious frivolity. With any slip – a microphone stand almost flew crowdward – or mechanical failure – snapped strings – the motley quartet would roll with the punches like a dripping welterweight. Danny Ferdon and Moise Seri exploded with formidable moxie and precision, respectively. Tommy Ferdon weaved sophisticated, unfettered riffs through the thick foundation. Joe Collins, though, takes the cake (and then whips it into the air before shooting it like a clay pigeon). A sleek, stylish frontman with indubitable magnetism, Collins possessed all desired tropes for rollicking vocalists: energy, flexibility, pipes, presence, jubilation. As the anthemic gurgling, 21st century blue-eyed soul rumbled, the puckish rapscallion would whirl his wired weapon with youthful glee and abandon or writhe with emphatic ecstasy. - Spinning Platters


Discography

The End of the Beginning EP: http://solwave.info/12IZgle

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Bio

Solwave is a young, energetic quartet, eagerly exploring the full spectrum of rock n’ roll. While youth is on their side, the band has had no shortage of accomplishments in their young history. In February 2013 Solwave recorded with Gordon Raphael, producer of The Strokes, as well as worked with with King Of Leon's mastering engineer, Richard Dodd.

While their average age is a mere 22, Joe Collins (keys/ vocals) and the Ferdon brothers (bass and guitar) have been writing songs together for nearly a decade, giving Solwave their biggest asset- a 100-song catalog and vast range. The band’s experience playing together speaks to their genre-blending ability and prolific songwriting. When drummer Moise Seri joined in 2012, the band locked into the groove they were waiting for. Their influence from artists such as Muse, The Killers, and The Strokes also nurtures their not being afraid to explore different styles. However, Solwave digs much deeper into the groove than many of these well-known contemporary pop bands. Solwave brings an element of old school R&B and soul to their rock n’ roll that is well beyond the range of most bands.

Their live set is certainly not to be missed. Collins possesses the frontman magnetism emblematic of Jim Morrison, while the Ferdon brothers rage furiously across the stage, reminiscent of the Flea-Frusciante tandem. Seri is the clock, pounding his kit with force and ease.

Booking Manager
Mac Walker
booking@strikewalkerET.com