Bikini Trill is an LA based, surf-pop trio formed in 2017 by vocalist Lauren ‘LJ’ Johnson, bassist, Kourosh ‘Roach’ Poursalehi, and guitarist, Tony Barker Stern. The group seamlessly blend electronic, hip-hop drums, skank island guitars, and dreamy vocal melodies to create a sound that has been compared to the likes of Santigold, Sublime, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In the Spring of 2017 the band played their very first set of live shows at SXSW in Austin, TX. In the Fall of 2018 Bikini Trill embarked on their first nationwide tour opening for New Politics and The Score followed by a second nationwide tour in support of Reel Big Fish. In 2019 the band collaborated with Jared Watson of ‘Dirty Heads’ on their single, ‘Lost Boy’, which premiered on 96.5FM The Buzz and landed on Spotify’s Fresh Picks Playlist. 2019 also saw the band’s first nationwide amphitheater tour with 311, The Dirty Heads, Interrupters, and Dreamers and included sold out performances at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Austin 360 Amphitheater, and Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion.
Although 2020 has been an unpredictable and unusual year for music, Bikini Trill has continued to deliver new music, releasing a total of eight singles between March and October (Outlaw, Higher, No Sleep Till Cali, Bullet, Thank You Mr. Postman, Dead Friends, All In, and You’re A Fool) garnering attention from publications such as Uproxx and Earmilk while bolstering over half a million plays on Spotify.
Bikini Trill is currently in the studio working on new music for 2021.