China Rats are a rock n roll band from Leeds, UK, inspired by a love of Punk Rock, 50's pop and classic British guitar bands. Biografie The band
Pissed Jeans are a rock band from Allentown, PA. The sound of their music is a combination of sludgy bands from the early Eighties like Flipper and My War-era Black Flag and the noise assault of The Jesus Lizard. Their discography includes Throbbing Organ 7" (Parts Unknown), Shallow LP/CD (Parts Unknown), Don't Need Smoke to Make Myself Disappear 7" (Sub Pop), Hope For Men LP/CD (Sub Pop), King of Jeans LP/CD (Sub Pop), and their February 2013 release Honeys (Sub Pop).
“A Dirty, skuzzy garage-rock band whose tracks sound like they were actually recorded in a shed in Detroit by Nick Zinner from Yeah Yeah Yeahs. ‘Man’ in particular makes us want to neck a bottle of JD, turn up the stereo and shake it like a Polaroid picture.”- NME “The Bacchae are doing something very dark and grubby up North and it is a good, good thing. It has attitude, gothic leanings, decadent ambition, literary pretensions and a very sexy sound.” –Mainstream Journal of Aesthetics "Creating an energy and vitality in their music to please the most ardent hedonist." - BBC Leeds
A visual cross between the leather bondage movie “Cruising” and the raunchy retro-fuelled imagery of early John Waters movies like “Desperate Living,” San Francisco’s Hunx and his Punx (one of whom is Justin “Nobunny” & another of former Gravy Train!!!!) have injected humor, imagination and fun into their prodigious multimedia output, which includes records and videos. Hunx’s bouncy pop sound is equally cool, melding ‘60s-based bubblegum pop sensibilities with DIY garage prowess for a sticky-sweet aural assault.
Leicester (UK) based four piece Garage Punk Trashmongers, influenced by the attitude of teenage frat-punks and the rough and ready ethos of Lo-Fi DIY punk.
Lead singer Mika Handa arrived in London in 1998, with the goal of playing in a punk band. Recruitment for the band began with the arrival in London of the guitarist Agi. Another Mika (Mika Kanayama) on bass introduced an element of musicality to the bass department while a North London boy, Ergi, provided the drums. In 2000, they signed with the Beastie Boys' label Grand Royal. Mika Bomb performed in the West Country plugging their singles "Super Sexy Razor Happy Girls" and "Heart Attack".
Birmingham based band, The Traps were born on 1st January 2008. The band spent much of the year writing, recording and playing live, gaining fans from their performances and from sending out free mp3s to those who messaged them directly on myspace. The band founded the record label - Speech Fewapy Records to enable the release of their own EPs. 2009 saw the release of three EPs, ‘Luna’, ‘Elk’ and The Honey Drip’. All were released in download only formats and were all made available for free. The three EPs were downloaded a combined total of over 1,500 times.
NEiLS CHiLDREN are an English three-piece garage punk outfit who formed in 1999 at Harlow College in Essex, where members John Linger (guitar/vocals), Brandon Jacobs (drums) and Tom Hawkins (bass/vocals) were then studying. The band's name came from Linger's obsession with 1960s proto-punk band John's Children; 'Neil' was the nickname of bassist Hawkins. Primarily playing freakbeat-inspired music, the band performed several gigs on the London Mod scene as well as performing in the Harlow Square Rock Contest.