Poolside: the kings of daytime disco
Poolside's sound is most commonly described as 'daytime disco' - in other words, the perfect thing to listen to when you need to be transported back to a lazy summer day. From chilled-out electro beats to up-tempo disco classics, the Los Angeles-based group makes effortlessly catchy music that you can't help but dance to. Experience a feel-good live performance when you buy or sell your Poolside tickets on StubHub today.
Dive headfirst into a dream of summer
Taking their name quite literally from the Los Angeles pool house in which they first started recording music, Poolside began life as a project between two friends. Jeffrey Paradise and Filip Nikolic had been working as studio musicians and DJs for some time but felt increasingly alienated from the music industry and under pressure to produce nothing but catchy, mainstream pop. The band Poolside was a backlash to this feeling: a relaxed, friendly project that aimed for nothing more than a creative release through mixing and producing songs that they felt spoke to them. Their debut single 'Do You Believe?' finally dropped in 2011 and received positive reviews for its pop-influenced, slightly retro disco sound that somehow managed to perfectly embody the atmosphere of a hot summer's afternoon spent lazing beside the pool. Further tracks brimming with retro synths and shimmering percussion followed, garnering the duo a loyal online following and the support of fellow DJs such as James Murphy, Derrick May and Todd Terje. The cover of Neil Young's 'Harvest Moon' by Poolside became a surprise hit in 2011, helping to establish the pair as rising stars on the disco-pop scene.
Experience the magic of Poolside live
Getting tickets to Poolside is undoubtedly the best way to experience this fascinating group live, especially since it has expanded from the original duo to become a band featuring more guitars, percussion and four other members, two of whom come from previous collaboration partner The Rapture. After radio silence for almost four years, the now fully-fledged band Poolside suddenly exploded back onto the scene in 2017, surprise-releasing their second album, 'Heat', which featured a more complex, mature sound that was increasingly influenced by vibrant electronic rhythms and fulsome guitar lines. While it was a departure from the lighter, more casual pop of the first Poolside album, 2012's 'Pacific Standard Time', it has kept the same dreamy, summery, disco vibes that drew the group such a large following in the first place. Poolside's music is exactly that: a gorgeous tapestry of sound that will give you a feeling of freedom and summer lightness, no matter what time of year you hear it at. Let yourself be taken on a journey by buying or selling Poolside tickets on StubHub now.
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