The Q-Tip Bandits
Since their inception in early 2018, The Q-Tip Bandits have emerged into the Boston music scene as an energetic and vibrant act that continues to touch audience’s hearts while getting them up on their feet. Their smooth yet powerful sound is backed by the raw energy of rock and the coolness and colors of R&B and funk — with palpable grooves coated with savory, soul-inspired riffs, anthemic horns and meaningful lyrics.
Described as “an indie-pop delight” by The Deli Mag, their debut single “Willow” made waves across the Atlantic, reaching 50,000 streams on Spotify within the first 3 weeks of release and garnering enough momentum for the band to record their debut EP, Ain’t It Great. It was met with great enthusiasm, despite being released amidst a global pandemic, and was called “a must add to your summer playlist” by The Courier.
After a summer of outdoor touring in 2021 — including shows opening for pop-funk powerhouses Ripe and Los Elk — Willow broke 1 million streams, the band was nominated for “Best New Artist” by the Boston Music Awards, and they returned to the studio to record their first LP Melancholy Flowers, set to be released Spring 2022.