- Date: October 26, 2016
- Location: IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom
Doors open: 7pm
After bursting onto the scene with their 4 song self-titled EP, Smallpools has toured to all corners of North America opening for WALK THE MOON, Neon Trees, Grouplove, MS MR, Twenty One Pilots, and Two Door Cinema Club, played Lollapalooza and Firefly Festivals, and closed the year with a sold out Live Nation “Ones To Watch ’14” headline tour.
The release of their self-titled debut EP gained them critical acclaim and brought them their national TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing their debut single “Dreaming” which was produced by Captain Cuts. You can hear “Dreaming” HERE and see the video HERE, which has 4.5 million views.
The fourteen tracks that make up Lovetap!—the band’s full-length debut released in Spring of 2015—show off the evidence of over a year spent playing live. Tracks like “Dyin’ To Live” and “American Love” spring out of the gate with the kind a kind of urgency and hyper-melodicism that earlier Smallpools tracks only hinted at. Given that all four band members are seasoned musicians, the pristine pop of Smallpools music is no accident. The airtight songs dip and soar at all the right moments thanks to the no bullshit indie-pop hooks that seem to be embedded in their DNA. The quantum leap forward on Lovetap! is the result of endless touring, lots of experimentation, and, as Kamerman describes it: “Being locked in a room together for long hours to write songs and figure out our roles in the band.” Nowhere is this more evident than on “Karaoke,” the album’s anthemic and wonderfully big-hearted first single.
Opener: Apollo LTD
Birthed out of ambition to create a sonic environment that is new and fresh in the alternative pop/rock world, Apollo LTD has quickly garnered attention as a creative innovator and live act in the rising alternative scene in Nashville.
Apollo LTD is the amalgamation of established long time creative partners and collaborators Jordan Phillips and Adam Stark. Having spent the past 8 years of their lives writing, producing, and touring in various bands and projects, Jordan and Adam have uncovered new creative earth within the Apollo LTD moniker.
Fusing together hook, melody and a production style that is fresh and modern yet reminiscent of the vibrations of forefathers that have come before, Apollo LTD seeks to push the boundaries of alt pop, all the while maintaining a sense of artistic integrity, purpose and intent.