5.23.16: We made it across the pond! ClashMusic  has posted the premiere of our brand new single "How'd You Come Here" via SoundCloud. We will have a new music video coming shortly so check back soon.

2.8.16: Check out some SF love from The Bay Bridged about our last show at Rickshaw Stop.

1.5.16: Heading back to the legendary Prairie Sun Studios this weekend to work with producer/engineer Matt Wright. Keep an eye on our Instagram feed for hot pics from the sessions. 

12.3.15: SFCritic made us song of the day recently. Check it out! Thanks for supporting the local scene. Also, stay tuned for an exciting announcement about our big New Years Eve plans.

11.13.15: Our brand new music video for the single "Glory Days" has premiered! Head over to and check it out!

9.21.15: Special thanks to Aaron Axelsen at 105.3 for keeping an ear open for the locals and playing our song 'Gloria' on Soundcheck last night. We used to talk about being played on his show while driving back from recording on Sunday nights. Surreal to actually hear ourselves on the radio!

9.19.15: Christmas came early. Spotify chose our new single for their Fresh Finds playlist and blew us up to 64,000 plays. Have a listen to 'Glory Days' and follow us on Spotify!




Recent Shows

Rickshaw Stop · San Francisco

Brick and Mortar w/ Kate Boy · San Francisco

No Name Club · Los Angeles

Silverlake Lounge · Los Angeles

Desert Daze Music Festival (w/Blonde Redhead, Liars, and The Raveonettes)

2014 Noise Pop Block Party (w/Rogue Wave, Cayucas, and The Mattson Two)


In a small countryside studio just north of San Francisco, in late 2012, a group of musicians gathered for late-night sessions and crafted what would become the 1955 sound: lean tight songs with a cinematic sweep to them, propelled by a stripped down garage rock vibe and an unbridled live energy. A throwback to the simplicity and clarity of early rock and roll songwriting, the songs recall the energy of the bands’ heroes (Velvet Underground, Nick Cave, Bob Dylan) but bristle with a modern, moody edge. Echoes of the mysterious year that gave them their name cut through their pop/rock sound to reveal a nod to the past.

On February 6, 2015 the band released ‘The French Had A Name For It’, a four-song EP recorded in a day and a half at Prairie Sun Studio in Northern California. It was produced by the band and recorded/engineered by Matt Wright. Mastered in LA by Brian Lucey (Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys).

In late August, 2015 the band released the new single ‘Glory Days’ which has been featured on Spotify's "Discovery" Playlists as well as "Fresh Finds." A music video inspired by the movie "Sexy Beast" was also released in support of the single.

1955 is currently working on a new EP set for release in June of 2016. 

1955 cast and characters:

Sasha Papadin - lead vocals, guitar

Kieran Maloney - drums, backing vocals

Dane Gaffney - bass

Cameron Iturri - lead guitar, backing vocals