Concrete Surfers are an ever-evolving band, recognised on a local and national level. They challenge tropes in their own genre with their original song writing, focusing on lyrics that cover current topics surrounding mental health, politics, as well as more introspective and personal events and reflection.
The band have appeared on major festival line-ups such as Falls Festival, Mountain Goat Valley Crawl and Blurst of Times as well as playing alongside major acts such as Dune Rats, Ruby Fields, Royal Blood (UK), The Cribs (UK), WAAX, and Ocean Alley to name a few.
In 2021 Concrete Surfers were nominated for Triple J’s prestigious ‘J-Award’ in the ‘Done Good’ category for creating a tour paired with the Queensland rugby league season to avoid venue restrictions imposed from COVID-19. The tour was caused quite a stir and was picked up by national outlets such as ABC News, ABC National, Channel 7 News, Triple M, Triple J, Hack on Triple J, Pedestrian, B105 to name a few.
The creativity behind the tour not only shined a light on the differences of restrictions between sporting codes and music but also showed Concrete Surfers’ eagerness to play incredible shows and win over fans in all areas of QLD.
After the tour, Concrete Surfers released their 3rd EP titled ‘Calamities; which was met with critical acclaim from around Australia and international tastemakers. The EP was recorded at Airlock Studios in Brisbane and produced by industry heavyweight Paul McKercher (Ball Park Music, You Am I, Eskimo Joe, Pete Murray, The Vines, Tumbleweed). The band live tracked the EP as they wanted to capture the energy of their live shows and create something that was truely honest to themselves.
Following on from the band's debut J-Award nomination, the band have gone from strength to strength in 2022. After packing rooms out across the country for the bands’ COVID delaying EP tour and touring with acts such as Dear Seattle and Bugs, Concrete Surfers are now well underway with pre-production on their debut LP due 2023 with UK/Euro plans to follow.