Do these extracts from independent reviews of our band sound like the sort of thing you are looking for?
“…a band that to my ears incorporate elements of bands from the heyday of the UK punk scene such as X-Ray Spex and The Slits, but also later American bands such as Tilt. The incorporate heavy dub bass lines into their sound alongside the punk elements and they seem to be born out of the original ethos of the punk movement. The Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment are unique amongst the punk bands I’ve seen this year, they are original, intriguing and as their name indicates highly experimental”
“Underlying all this punky energy are great bass lines and understated guitar riffs and tropes that blend punk, reggae (à la Clash), indie and dub themes around original, catchy, punk-influenced songs that are noisy but easy to discern.”
“If you’ve ever heard Polly Styrene and X-Ray Spex, then this was very reminiscent of their output, and in the same league, if you ask me, which is high praise.”
“… some idea of the impression they made upon me. Above all, despite the many cadences from the past that I could hear in their songs, they were very original, incredibly entertaining, with great songs and that little something extra that is undefined…”
“The drums are played with a casual accuracy and in a certain liberated way that kind of relaxes the whole delivery and gives the other players a wonderful airspace in which to weave. The bass is beautiful, it creates avenues of melody that turn me on no end and give a colourful edge to the sonica that allows the stringman to add his own adornments be they reggaefied, skanked or more riff and ready. The front lass is an undercover talent, who blows her trumpet, tickles her keys and warbles with almost unblemished honesty that completes the whole output of a band very much in the zone.”
Our current guitarist has given us notice that he wishes to stop playing but will continue to play existing arranged gigs with us until we have a replacement.
You can hear some recordings here – https://soundcloud.com/user-133238058/sets/demos. We are not after someone who will play the exact same guitar parts, instead we expect you to bring your own interpretation/style to the table.
You can find out more about the band at http://squizzercrow.org including links to the full versions of the reviews above and others, released material and some “fan shot” video footage.
We are looking for commitment to 1-2 rehearsals a week (we have our own studio/rehearsal space in Accrington) and regular gigs mainly in the North West but increasingly further afield.
Age/gender irrelevant – we already have a largish age-range across the band and both singer and drummer are female – enthusiasm, commitment and creativity are our key requirements.
Own transport essential.