Known for their ability to start the party with their indie-pop inspired tunes, Summer Thieves have gone from playing Dunedin house parties to some of NZ’s biggest stages. The expanding catalogue has seen their following grow, with 2021 set to bring the release of their second album.
Cutting their teeth as a “Scarfie” covers band in NZ’s deep-south, Summer Thieves quickly began performing originals as their fanbase expanded. After releasing a run of singles, 2017 saw the release of their debut album, Warped, a 12-track journey laced with catchy hooks & hypnotic rhythms. Produced by the legendary Tiki Taane, the album features tracks honed over years on stage. The following years saw the band become a regular on the festival circuit, with multiple performances across the likes of Rhythm & Vines, Bay Dreams, Rhythm & Alps & Soundsplash.
2020 saw the band return with an extended five-piece lineup, and the release of their anticipated follow-up EP, Bandaids & Lipsticks. The EP saw them expanding their indie sound, incorporating more of a polished-pop feel, while continuing to embrace their party-starting roots.
Not wasting any time, the band immediately returned to the studio to begin work on a new full-length album. Mid-2021 will see the release of this new material, with the first single ‘Potions’ set to begin the journey.
'Potions' - latest single
New album to be released Sep/Oct 2021
Jake Barton – Guitar & Vocals
Jarni Blair – Guitar
Izzy Bones – Keys & Guitar
Adam Spencer - Bass
Johnny Ward – Drums & Vocals
Bay Dreams 2021 & 2019, Soundsplash 2021, Le Currents 2020, Homegrown, Rhythm & Vines 2016 & 2015, Rhythm & Alps 2015, Electric Avenue 2017, sold-out seven date NZ tour 2020, support for L.A.B, Six60, Ocean Alley, Peking Duk & Hermitude