Strelitzia is a unique group outfitted with life-long friendships; the four band members Skylar Bankson (lyrics, guitar, vocals, horns), Jacob Howard (guitar), Hunter Hankinson (bass), and Kyle Porter (drums) have known each other since high school, and have played together as Strelitzia for a decade now. After quickly releasing the first 5 songs they wrote as an EP in 2017, they started to truly refine their songwriting and laid the groundwork for their upcoming LP Winter, all the while continuing to play shows opening for some of their scene's bigger names (e.g. Invalids, Elephant Gym, Home is Where, Oolong, glass beach, Via Luna, awakebutstillinbed). Blending their disparate influences and inclinations, and playing with the same group for so long, has led to a sound that could not have been found with any other group. This album, 7 years later, is the culmination of this creative melding, becoming something charmingly quirky and undeniably unique. This record may have been crafted over the course of nearly a decade, but it has the weight of a life’s work.
with Short Lived, Diva Bleach, Streletzia, deathdotgov
Valley Bar
Fri June 28, 2024 7:00 pm (Doors: 6:30 pm )
16 and up