Bikini Trill is a vibrant surf-pop trio based in Los Angeles, California, celebrated for their unique blend of genres and captivating live performances. Founded in 2017, the band features the talents of vocalist Lauren ‘LJ’ Johnson, guitarist Tony Barker Stern, and bassist Kourosh ‘Roach’ Poursalehi. Their eclectic sound, which skillfully merges electronic, hip-hop drums, skank island guitars, and entrancing vocal melodies, has drawn comparisons to notable acts like Santigold, Sublime, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In the spring of 2017, Bikini Trill made their live performance debut at the famed SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. They quickly gained momentum, embarking on their first nationwide tour in the fall of 2018, opening for New Politics and The Score. This was promptly followed by another nationwide tour in support of Reel Big Fish.
2019 marked a significant year for the band as they collaborated with Jared Watson of ‘Dirty Heads’ on their single, ‘Lost Boy’. The song premiered on 96.5FM The Buzz and gained further recognition by making it onto Spotify’s Fresh Picks Playlist. That same year, Bikini Trill embarked on their first nationwide amphitheater tour alongside 311, The Dirty Heads, Interrupters, and Dreamers. Their captivating performances at renowned venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheater, Austin 360 Amphitheater, and Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion were met with sold-out crowds.
In addition to their impressive touring record, Bikini Trill has also graced the stages of various esteemed music festivals. Their festival performances include WonderfrontFestival, One Love, Cali Vibes Fest, Bay Fest, Reggae Rise Up Maryland & Las Vegas, Everwild, and Summer Roots Fest.
Presently, Bikini Trill is basking in the success of their latest EP release, “Hello, Welcome!” They are also preparing for a series of summer shows on the East Coast, supporting Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco, and Yelawolf. Their recent single, “What’s The Rush?!” has received notable recognition, earning a spot on KROQ 106.7’s Top 15 of 2022.