Drowners Prepare for Self-Titled Debut LP Release

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Come January, Drowners will be preparing for the release of their self-titled debut LP. The album will be released on Frenchkiss Records on January 28th, and has been described as "breezy guitar pop that recalls the lighter side of Arctic Monkeys" by Brooklyn Vegan.

Drowners came to be in the summer of 2011, when Matthew Hitt, the front man of the band, found himself in New York City from a small town in Wales. Hitt began to write music of his own during his free time, and soon down the road, he met his future band mates.

Jack Ridley III on guitar and vocals, Erik Lee Snyder on bass and Lakus Pavlou on drums all joined forces with Hitt to form Drowners.

Hitt used inspiration from New York city, which he now calls home, for the production of music for Drowners.

"New York's signature up-all-night energy courses through Drowners' self-titled debut, but there's a sweet melancholy to the album as well," a recent press released described the work of the band.

It took about six months for the talented quartet to secure a record deal that they felt comfortable with, but during the in between time, they released their EP "Between Us Girls".

The first single released off Drowners' debut album is "Luv, Hold Me Down".

The single has gained much love from big-time publications in the industry, including SPIN and Interview Magazine, who have described the single as "the record's tight, twinkling love note of a first single" and "an aggressively catchy blend of shiny garage pop and self-aware lyrics".

Hitt has described the band's first single as having the ability to "bring across this sort of jovial misery.

It's kind of pop, like a lot of the rest of the record, but lyrically, it's not as shiny as it seems."

For more information on the band, be sure to visit their website at www.drownersband.com, and look out for the release of their self-titled debut album 'Drowners' out early 2014!