Tribe Friday is a band of guitar slinging emo kids from the woods of Sweden who marry the rugged indie rock dancehall sounds of the early 2000s with Gen Z post-pandemic party vibe bliss. Upbeat songs about self deprication, identity, confusion, love and death are anchored by sarcasm, wit and charm.
Originally started as an after school project to combat boredom (or as lead singer Noah Deutschmann puts it; "it was either play sports, do drugs or start a band, we just picked two"), Tribe Friday debuted with the garage rock-ridden 'Trying Your Luck' EP in mid-2019. The release was quickly followed by the band's first US and EU tours, while also earning them a spot as openers for Swedish rock legends Mando Diao.
In 2020, the group (which also includes Isak Gunnarsson, guitar, and Robin Hanberger Pérez, bass) evolved their songwriting and production skills rapidly, resulting in the release of genre-bending sister EPs "Chasing Pictures" and "Waiting For A Sign" - both garnering extensive national radio play in Sweden and Germany. Despite COVID-19, 2020 also saw the band returning to the US for shows in NYC (at the legendary Mercury Lounge, home to The Strokes) and LA, where they played School Night - the tastemaker's showcase which has previously seen the likes of Billie Eilish. After a pandemic-proof Germany tour in September, the band wrapped up the year with a nomination for 'Group of the Year' at the prestigious P3 Guld awards, paired with their first nationally televised performance at Musikhjälpen.
The stage is now set for an explosive 2021: Tribe Friday's breakout year.
Zachary Cepin (NA)
Jan Hagerodt (DE)
Chris Brearley (UK)
Erik Ohlsson -