THE SELLWOODS have been pounding their primitive fuzzers up and down the West Coast since 2012. THE SELLWOODS continue their mission to seek out the zaniest, beer-guzzlin’ parties to entertain rabid fans of 60’s garage punk — Y’all know who you are! Cheers! Chester Chitlins
The Flaming Sideburns are a Garage punk/Garage rock revival band that was formed in Helsinki, Finland in 1995. Most of the members are Finnish, but lead vocalist Jorge Eduardo “Speedo” Martinez is an Argentine expatriate. The Flaming Sideburns released their first single Close to Disaster in 1997 and soon signed to Danish label Bad Afro who released a compilation It’s Time to Testify in 1999 and debut album Hallelujah Rock’n’Rollah in 2001. Second album Sky Pilotsfollowed on Ranch Records in 2003. Both albums were also released in the United States on Jetset Records. Third album “Keys to the Highway” was released early 2007.
THE MAHARAJAS are already known all over Scandinavia and Europe as one of the best rock & roll bands of today. THE MAHARAJAS was formed in Stockholm, Sweden in the mid 90`s, when garage rock legend Jens Lindberg (Crimson Shadows, Stomachmouths, Wylde Mammoths, High Speed Five, The Maggots) thought it was time to start a new band. They have so far released seven albums, lots of singles and appear on numerous compilations.
The Mants are a garage rock trio who perform in suits and rubber ant heads. The Mants play hi-octane B-movie fueled schtick rawk that owes equally to The Sonics, Billy Childish and pulp sci-fi novels from the 50’s.
Classic neo-garage with fuzz guitars, Vox Continental organ and voodoo drums hailling from the actual home of portuguese rock’n’roll: Barreiro city. With ex-members of The Act-Ups, Lulu Blind, Sullens, Gasoline, and many more.
THE SMOGGERS are definitely one of the most exciting bands in the European Garage-Punk scene. They have drawn the attention of underground connoisseurs both in Spain and overseas with a fresh, personal sound that mixes fuzz-driven 60´s punk aggression and 80’s raw-dark-psycho neo garaje revivalist based on the straight Fuzztones, Outta Place, Chesterfield Kings, Miracle Workers, Gruesomes or Crimson Shadows sounds. THE SMOGGERS have been playing together since 2007 now around all the Europe.
Jack Oblivian is the champion and king of Memphis garage-rock, and his collaboration with the Sheiks is a wild ride. Jack was a founding member of the garage bands The Compulsive Gamblers, and The Oblivians and currently fronts Jack O & the Tennessee Tearjerkers and Jack Oblivian & The Sheiks.
The Nomads are a Swedish garage punk band founded in 1981 by Hans Östlund, Nick Vahlberg, Joakim Tärnström and Ed Johnson. Today, Östlund and Vahlberg are the only members left of the original line-up. The band plays music influenced by the MC5, The Stooges, Roky Erikson, The Cramps, The Ramones, New York Dolls and other early garage rock and punk bands. The Nomads have been an influential band in the Scandinavian garage rock and punk scenes, inspiring bands such as The Hives, Hellacopters, Gluecifer, and many others. After releasing a number of records in the 1980s the band toured extensivley and built a large fanbase without any significant rotation on either radio or television. During the years touring and recording have decreased but The Nomads still play a number of shows every year in the Scandinavian region. In 2001 the band celebrated their 20th anniversary with a gig in Stockholm that included appearances by members from Bob Hund, Sator, The Flaming Sideburns, Robert Johnson and Punchdrunks as well as members of the original line-up. At their gig at the Hultsfred festival the band once gain took the opportunity to celebrate with guest appearances from Nick Royale, Chips Kiesbye Handsome Dick Manitoba, Ross The Boss, Jello Biafra, Chris Bailey, Odd Ahlgren och Wayne Kramer. 20 Years Too Soon – A Tribute To The Nomads was released in 2003 with bands like The Hellacopters, The Dictators, The Robots, Bob Hund and Nitwitz contributing with their own version of their favorite Nomads songs. In 2008 The Nomads shared the stage with Roky Erikson at the Peace and Love festival in Sweden.
The Strollers have built up a good reputation, playing 60´s punk at dances and parties. When asked about influences the band mentions Music Machine, The Seeds, The Sonics and Monks but also Unrelated Segments, Bernie Boys, Dukes of Dixieland and Kenny & the Kasuals. The Strollers original brand of garage rock’n’roll are missed by many fans all over the globe.
This is London’s greatest and most sensational Rhythm’n’Blues-Punk band. And this is a band that truly represents London, being a mongrel mix of Caribbean, France, Japan and Spain. With a repertoire influenced by many of the great songs of the ’50s and ’60s made to sound fresh and new to modern ears, you won’t be able to help but move your feet when the Cumberland Three are blasting out of your speakers. The King howls like Screaming Jay Hawkins with Bo Diddley chasing his coat-tail whilst Andre Williams tries to offer up some of his bacon fat, and the Trashmen do the Surfin’ Bird behind him. This is a man that never stops shakin’ and twistin’ and groovin’. The Cumberland Three (former members of punk rock bands, including The Parkinsons) rock up a storm with their own branded mix of vintage rockabilly, desperate rock’n’roll and stomping soul, with fire, energy, gusto and, above all, fun! Their numerous vinyl singles and their two albums have sold like the proverbial hot cakes and they keep releasing new records all the time. This is an old fashioned singles band, one that puts out one seven inch after another, all designed, and guaranteed, to get you dancing like a madman!
It’s no understatement that Gary Wilde Is no stranger to the music scene. His talents started back in the 60’s and became prominent in the 80’s with his management skills with the Paisley Underground bands that included The Pandoras, The Fuzztones and several others of the second coming revival that came to the forefront of that time. Raised in Beverly Hills, California and attended the Academy of Music in Beverly Hills for vocal & guitar training. At the end of the 80’s while tour managing The Fuzztones, Mr. Wilde would sing encores on several stages across Europe to enthusiastic receptions hence the idea to record with Mr. Wilde taking over the lead vocals and two of those tracks are on this forthcoming EP. Blood from a Stone and Skeleton Farm with the former backing line up of The Fuzztones in concurrence with what turned out to be a sold out performance at one of Los Angeles’s most famous clubs of the era.
Curlee wurlee! has a unique style: fronted by its french female song-writer-organist and accompanied by three other well-known musicians, their songs are a schizophrenic mix of intricate compositions influenced by garage punk, french drama, beat, punkrock, neo-garage and potentially surf/exotica, with its very personal signature on top.
WHAAAAUW! The Courettes is the garage duo sensation from Brazil and Denmark! It’s savage! It’s dynamic! Flavia Couri (Vox, Guitar) and Martin Couri (Drums, Vox) in their short career have delivered their full-speed energetic performances in festivals like Cosmic Trip (France), Reeperbahn and Garageville (Germany), Franklin Fest (UK), SPOT, Gutter Island, Distortion, Copenhagen Psych Fest and Beat Circus (Denmark) and also rocked the stages in Finland, Spain, Sweden and Brazil and have received praising from some of the most important music journalists of the world like David Fricke (Rolling Stone) and Kieron Tyler (Mojo). Stay tuned for jungle wildness & loud as hell Scandinavian rock n’ roll!
Inspired by their love for 50’s B-movies, The Satelliters started in 1993 with a nasty romp of drunken, three-chord garage punk for the intentions of “freaking people out.” Accompanied by their masked stage presence and the garb of aging hipsters, the band’s debut full-length Hi Karate was released in 1996 with the financial assistance of Dionysus Records. Dipping into their huge discography (which includes a number of singles and EPs on Demolition Derby, Pin-up and Screaming Apple Records) Dionysus released four more CDs in the States over the next eight years, including Wylde Knights of Action in 1997, Shake, Shake, Shake in 1998, Sexplosive in 2001, and Hashish in 2005. Continuing to add to their overflowing catalog of psychedelic 60’s garage rock, the label put out The Satelliter’s self-titled EP in 2006, which would be followed with Where Do We Go? in 2007. ~ Mike DaRonco and Jason Lymangrover
“A monster made up of one volt of Iggy, one hambone of Pickett, one shot of Hank, two injections of Jeffrey Lee and a case of bourbon. THE ACT-UPS are the best garage band around in Europe!!” in RUTA 66 magazine
The Parkinsons are a punk rock band originally from Coimbra, Portugal, formed in the year 2000 and based in London, known for their outrageous live performances. Back in the 2000s, The Parkinsons used to be the next big thing. They were the next in line to save rock n’ roll, right up there with The Strokes and The Libertines. But they didn’t care then and they don’t care now. For most people, that means that they didn’t make it. But The Parkinsons aren’t for most people. And where the fuck are all those saviors these days? Because The Parkinsons are still here. And they’re like over 40 now – not that that matters, because if you happen to catch them live you’ll see they have more spunk than most junior bands these days. That’s probably because they were raised amidst chaos and fury and all that shows when they play. In fact, Torpedo, the guitarist and one of the founders, explains that they are a band always on the verge of self-destruction. Kind of like The Stooges probably were on their heyday. Not that I’m making comparisons here, because ’60s Detroit is not 2000s Portugal, and anyway, there is only one Stooges. But I can guarantee you that there is also just one Parkinsons too. When they first got together, they sounded darker and probably meaner than they do now but their songs are just as good, if not better. They sure as hell are catchier and more contagious than most bands around, and in that regard owe nothing to the best of their game. It’s not that they are getting poppier, because they’re not and The Parkinsons are still full on nihilism as they always have been. You can sort of feel the claustrophobia and despair emanating when Afonso sings about what could be any city in the world or living being a hard job, but most of all you feel that even though the world may be falling apart, these are the kind of guys that say fuck it and grab one for the road.
The Dirty Coal Train is a garage punk power trio from Portugal with influences that drift from sixties garage rock, to B movie monsters, with an eye on surf, rockabilly, blues and soul. They’ve been touring Europe and South America, and played along great bands such as The Routes, Autoramas, The Gories, The Smoogers, The Parkinsons, Gino & the goons, The Monsieurs, The Morlocks,… With 4 LP’s, 1 Compilation and 5 singles released and most already sold out, they have a new LP “Portuguese Freakshow” coming out soon released with Groovie Records and Garagem Records! The lyrics are more a gargantuous noise than a message, their music is pure savagery packed for insane nights soaked with sex, anarchy, daydreams and B movie paraphernalia.
Os The Jack Shits are a garage rock band formed by Jack Legs (Diogo Augusto), Jack Straw (Samuel Silva) – ex-Sonic Reverends, ex-Los Saguaros – and Jack Suave (Nick Nicotine) – from Nicotine’s Orchestra, The Act-Ups or Bro-X.
The name MURDERING TRIPPING BLUES defines itself: the energy and emotion of a crime of passion, altered states of consciousness and the soul of the blues. The project drinks from the cup of muddy Mississippian waters, crime, sex, rebellion and everything that rises from the impulse, from liberation. Henry Leone Johnson liberates himself through guitars and vocals, Johnny Dynamite through the drums and Mallory Left Eye through visual psychedelics and keyboards.
d3o (the trio) were born in 2002, in Coimbra (Portugal), from the ashes of the Tédio Boys. They made their live debut at Le Son in Coimbra opening for the Parkinsons whose guitarist, Vítor Torpedo, was also a former member of the Tédio Boys.