'Stunning… Endless layers of dreamy, melodic bliss' - BBC Introducing
Tourists blend melodic, dreamy, beach-pop with a darker, more sinister edge. This Devon five-piece combine elements of shoegaze and 80’s synth-pop with deeper-rooted post-punk influences.
Following the release of the single Cut and Run which landed in Spotify’s Global Viral 50 earning over 500,000 plays, the band saw support from the likes of Huw Stephens, BBC Introducing and top online music tastemakers which lead the seaside quintet to play a live showcase for BBC Radio 1 as part of the Radio 1 Big Weekend and perform on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury Festival in 2017. The band are now due to start recording their debut album.
'The rise of indie-popping, dream-synth music has been inspired of late… The genre was honed by the likes of Foals and Hurts, but now it is time for the world to take note of Torquay-based visionaries Tourists' - Candid Magazine
'The Torquay-based five-piece have a knack for dreamy beach pop with a sinister edge, ‘Cut and Run’ merging a patchwork style with giant, sky-reaching guitar lines and arty intentions' - DIY