The Fly and His One Man Garbage
Reaching the Trashville tarp all the way from Japan is Asia’s most infectious virus, borne by the most peculiar one-man—or rather, one-fly—band ever spotted onstage. Skilled multi-instrumentalist Tatsumi Kaneko plies a highly imaginative trash-blues, oozing creativity with impossible riffs as his feet keep unlikely time and he entrances audiences with the buzzing emitted from his fly’s head. It’s a spectacle not easily forgotten.
Crazy Dolls and The Bollocks
This French combo mixes classic rock cues with psychobilly and punk, with reference points both current (Imelda May, Brian Setzer) and among American legends of the ‘50s, especially Johnny Cash. With these elements, their performances conjure up an extravagant and frenzied universe strongly influenced by fantasy and horror cinema, relying on the sonic and the visual to intensify audiences’ enjoyment of the live experience.
Since the band’s inception in 2016 the London scene has been going gaga for Suicide Generation’s raucous and explosive live show. Their concerts, as unpredictable as their sound, can be compared to a dirty bomb going off, leaving in its wake an audience happily dazed by a troop armed with analog gear and high rock-’n’-roll firepower.
Last summer saw the release of Shit Music for Shit People, the debut album from this female Cramps-tribute twosome out of London. Tina (Oh! Gunquit) and her sidekick on this adventure, Clementine, show their love for the American band by including covers of the Californians’ songs in their repertoire along with their own creations in a similar vein.
La Perra Blanco
La Perra Blanco is the project of Alba Blanco, a señorita from La Línea de la Concepción with rock-’n’-roll running through her veins. Joined by Guillermo “La Bestia” on upright bass and Juan “Spacey” Andujar at the kit, this power-trio will be unleashing their feral brand of rock-’n’-roll with echoes of the ‘50s and ‘60s and a variety of influences—including Black music, rhythm and blues, gospel, hillbilly, rockabilly, and country—to present their first album at Azkena Rock Festival.
Based in London, these 5 musicians comprise a romping surf-punk band steeped in sci-fi culture. After becoming neighbors and frequenting the same dance nights around the city, Tina (vocals) and Simon (guitar) started the group creating a vibrant mix of garage, surf-punk, and rockabilly. Currently their lineup is made up of members from Italy, the U. S., Colombia, Spain, and the U. K. Their concerts have a reputation for being a unique and on-fire experience that will seduce any fan of b-movie soundtracks, extended road trips, and wild adventures at a thrashing pace.
Rampant, rollicking madness—that’s what the ineffable Klingonz will be purveying on the Trashville stage; a masterclass in psychobilly of the most irreverent which they’ve been serving up since 1988.