Tompkins Square, Panik Flower
About This Event
Tompkins Square, Panik Flower [Ages 21+, Doors Open 9pm, $10]
Tompkins Square was formed by two brothers, Nathan Blunt, vocals and drums, and Declan Kilroe, lead guitar, in their bedroom on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The two brothers began writing songs during the pandemic and, once they met and jammed with bassist, August Duclos, the three wrote and recorded their debut EP, Grass Is Greener. This trio’s music is raw, pure indie-rock, with melodies to kill, and lyrics that are way deeper than what you’d expect from teenage boys. Dissolution, written as a collaborative effort, is the brutally honest perspective of kids from divorced parents, which all three boys have in common. On The Grass is Greener you can hear the influence of The Strokes, The Virgins, and even indie-rock icons, Pavement. Their sound is retro, yet authentically their own. Tompkins Square’s un-pretentious, under-produced original sound, is a throwback to rock songs that you wanna blast in the car, sing along to, and feel everything Nathan feels, as his rugged, original voice sings of thoughtful angst, and as Declan and August play riffs that you’ll wanna listen to again and again.