We’re delighted to work with Art’s Cool in bringing LA-based band The Paranoyds to Ramsgate on December 1st!
Crunchy garage rock with a delicious punk spirit. A debut album due this year on Third Man Records…
“The musical equivalent of Spongebob Squarepants: vivid beyond comprehension and utterly absorbing” – The Punk Site
The Paranoyds have the kind of connection people only dream of. With a bond that began in preschool, Laila Hashemi (keys/vocals) and Lexi Funston (guitar/vocals) were always inseparable, so when they met Staz Lindes (bass/vocals) in ninth grade, it felt like they had known her all along. In high school, they began making music together in a friend’s laundry room and their relationship just blossomed from there. When it came time to add in a drummer, David Ruiz, who joined the band in 2015, fit in like he had been there all along. It’s that special bond that has solidified their relationship as bandmates who connect seamlessly to one another’s energy on stage—and best friends. And it’s the one thing that has remained a constant throughout the past two years.
The band’s forthcoming release and first on Third Man, ‘Talk Talk Talk’, is largely a combination of sci-fi and sentimental songs penned by the group. Lead single ‘Lizzie’ has a robotic nature that evokes Devo and Industrial Hammer Factory with the warmth of lo-fi punk vocals. The group takes jabs at the absurdity of the current reality and the ‘5G’ future. The epicenter of the record, however, is ‘Freak Out’, which helped inspire the album title. A sisterly homage full of Shangri-Las-like call-and-responses, the track is—in a way_a love letter to their bond. With ‘Talk Talk Talk’, The Paranoyds prove their connection is unbreakable—and their secret language is for life.
“Reminiscent of the golden era of punk music” – The Cosmic Clash
“Scary, sloppy, complicated, smart, glib and badass to the core. It spun me around and took me for a ride” – Slug Mag