|Lindsay - Vocals, Pete - Bass, Nadja - Drums, Geeza - Guitar |
When you think of a band called the Living Deadbeats, you might expect howling psychobilly. What you get, though, is distorted guitars and cranked up garage rock with grrrl attitude. The Vancouver-based punk band simply oozes classic influence: a sort of violent collision between Detroit and late 70s era L.A. punk, with a healthy dose of Pacific-Northwest swagger.
Vocalist Lindsay has been compared to Mia Zapata (The Gits) and Penelope Houston (Avengers), and has a little of that Exene Cervenka (X) thing going on; the rest of the band picks up somewhere between the Stooges and the Detroit Cobras. Other members of The Living Deadbeats include London-born, Pete Fiend on Bass/vox, Geeza Wednesday on Guitar/vox; and drummer, Nadja.
In 2013 (so far), the Living Deadbeats have completed a successful tour of the U.S. westcoast, and are working on a followup recording to last year's LP. This summer brings a western Canada tour, as well as a return trip down the U.S. westcoast.
In 2012, the Living Deadbeats self-released their eponymous debut 12" LP, toured Canada from coast to coast, and back again. The song 'Control Freak' has been picked up by German label F.A.M.E.D. Records for inclusion on a 12" vinyl compilation in support of Russian band Pussy Riot.
2011 had the song 'Time' from the 'Hey Girl' EP included on 'The Best of the GaragePunk Hideout' compilation series from GRGPNK Records (USA).
The Living Deadbeats self-released two EPs in 2010, and two songs - 'Hey Girl' and 'Liar Liar' - were released as a digital single by Dirty Water Records (U.K.).