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Strawberry Blondes

Strawberry Blondes
Hometown: Newport, South Wales, UK Current Label: Wolverine Records Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Mickie Stabbs - Lead Vocals / Guitar
Stew Page - Bass / Vocals
Jay Rebel - Drums / Vocals
Emma Jones - Trumpet / Vocals

Strawberry Blondes Bio:

Keeping it strictly roots, punk 'n' roll mob kings, Strawberry Blondes like their rock 'n' roll super charged. Their songs are short, sharp, shocks of highly melodic punk rock bile, based on the rudiments thrown down by the classic first Clash album, or against the grain conviction of the early Manics or the zeitgeist defining lyrical smarts of their beloved Rancid and Goldblade. Strawberry Blondes, slash ‘n’ burn two minute blasts of guitar driven punk rock 'n' roll, their mini anthems-should-be-Top-30 missives. This is sheer pop perfection. Heartfelt vocals and the amphetamine rush of guitars, struck with a passion and fired with burning frustration. Turning their cynicism and world-weariness into highly charged angry pop is what Strawberry Blondes excel at. Front man Mickie Stabbs is so wild eyed in his conviction that rock 'n' roll will change the world that he has already burned out several line ups of the band, in his pain staking search for perfection. Not many can keep up with his vision.

Strawberry Blondes are the new face of punk rock in the U.K and have recently won over a ton of new friends playing with the likes of Rancid,Street Dogs, Bad Brains, The Unseen, The Aggrolites, The Briggs, Anti-Flag and Millencolin – they even got the legendary Don Letts to remix one of their songs. More Authentic than a fistful of incendiary rock n roll albums, Strawberry Blondes will not go down without a fight. Few bands in Britain have their melodic power, their insane conviction and their confrontational guitar slashing passion.

Strawberry Blondes return with their second full length album ‘Fight Back’. While many bands fall victim to the dreaded ‘difficult second album’, Strawberry Blondes deliver a barrage of prime rabble rousing anthems, featuring guest appearances by The Briggs, Joey La Rocca and former Stubborn All-Stars front man and New York City ska legend King Django. ‘Fight Back’ show’s that Strawberry Blondes like in the case of The Clash and The Specials before them, have that knack of writing songs that perfectly capture the mood of the time. These are songs that express the anger and frustration of living in the bleak and decaying cities of Britain, in a way that is culturally positive and delivered with a passion and an indefinable feeling that’s difficult to fake.

Fired with the burning frustration of living on the wrong side of nu-millennium Britain, Strawberry Blondes reinvent the past and spit it into the future.

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