‘Stranger Things’ soundtrack band S U R V I V E announce UK shows

Synth quartet will play in February

S U R V I V E, the band who composed the soundtrack to Netflix smash Stranger Things, have announced a pair of UK shows.

The Texan quartet will play at Manchester’s Deaf Institute on February 21, followed by Village Underground the day after. Tickets go on sale on Monday at 10am.

The shows are in support of the new S U R V I V E album ‘RR7349’, which was released today. It’s their eighth album since forming in 2009, following ‘MF064’, ‘LLR002’, ‘TLLT21’, ‘Nothing Left On My Path’, ‘LT019’, ‘HD009’ and ‘mnq026’.

Only two of the band, Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, composed the Stranger Things soundtrack. They have admitted that there wasn’t the budget to employ the full band, with Mark Donica and Michael Stein missing out. Dixon and Stein will perform selections from the soundtrack at Unsound festival in Poland on October 22.

The Duffer Brothers, the writer-director duo behind Stranger Things, found S U R V I V E via Spotify. Dixon told NME of composing the soundtrack: “We spent about a month and a half doing demos every night after work, just writing new stuff, finding old recordings that we thought might work and sending it over to them so they could pitch to producers.”

S U R V I V E have previously played alongside the likes of Tame Impala, Lightning Bolt, A Place To Bury Strangers, Goblin and This Will Destroy You.

S U R V I V E will play:
Manchester Deaf Institute (February 21)
London Village Underground (22)