TRACK PREMIERE: Gringo Star- ‘Back to the City’ – Listen Now

TRACK PREMIERE: Gringo Star- ‘Back to the City’ - Listen Now

Having shared stages with the likes of Feist, Weezer, Cat Power, Best Coast, Wavves, Black Lips, The Toadies, and more, Atlanta quartet Gringo Star are heading out on a UK & EU tour in 2019. Combining a love for the pioneers of the past with a sense of vital originality, the band seamlessly fuse garage rock, doo-wop harmonies straight from a fifties jukebox, and surfed-up alternative guitar riffs. There’s no premeditation, posturing, or overthinking required in the songwriting process. Today XS Noize is pleased to premiere a live version of  ‘Back to the City’ – listen below.

Gringo Star are made up of brothers Peter [vocals, guitar, keys, percussion] and Nick Furgiule [vocals, bass, guitar, percussion], Josh Longino [guitar, bass], and Mario Colangelo [drums].

“There’s never much premeditation,” says vocalist Nick. “We don’t overthink it. The music comes together the way it’s meant to. We simply make what we want to hear.” “We tried hard to make an album we liked ourselves without considering what’s popular,” agrees Peter. “At the same time, we refined the process and came up with some new ideas.”

Check out the exclusive XS Noize premiere of ‘Back to the City’ – BELOW:

This sense of spontaneity can be heard on 2018 record Back To The City which the band recorded and self-produced in Peter Furgiuele’s Studio 234.

“Gringo Star’s “Back To The City” recorded Live Sept 8, 2018, at The Earl Atlanta, GA. From the upcoming live album Controlled Burn on Baby Robot Records (Summer 2019). The song is from the album Back To The City (Nevado Records)released Aug 2018.”

Catch the band in their natural habitat at a UK show in February 2019.


Feb 6th, Firenze, IT – Annibale Night

Feb 7th, Bergamo, IT – Edone

Feb 8th, Biel, CH – Spinnerei

Feb 9th, Rouen, FR – Le Kalif

Feb 10th, Cambridge, UK – Storey’s Field Center

Feb 11t, Brighton, UK – The Haunt

Feb 12th, London, UK – Shacklewell Arms

Feb 13th, Bristol, UK – The Lanes

Feb 14th, Chelmsford, UK – Bassment

Feb 15th, Newcastle, UK – The Cluny

Feb 16th, Glasgow, UK – Sleazys

Feb 17th, Teesdale, UK – Sports & Social Club

Feb 18th, Dortmund, DE – Labsal

Feb 19th, Koln – Tsunami Club

Feb 20th, Tours, FR – Canadian Cafè

Feb 21st, Paris, FR – Supersonic

Feb 22nd, Angers, FR – Joker’s Pub

Feb 23rd, Strasbourg, FR- Café de la Biennale

Feb 25th, Mannheim, DE – Altes Volksbad

Feb 26th, Berlin, DE – Basement Bash Vol.XVI – Urban Spree

Feb 27th, Hamburg, DE – Molotow

Feb 28th, Haldern, NO – Siste Reis

March 1st, Göteborg, SE – Klubb High Time @ Musikens Hus

Mar 2nd, Hannover, DE – Café Glocksee

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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