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Something´s going on

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It is nearly three years since THE PIKES released their debut MLP, but now they are finally back with a new album, which contains 12 untamed songs.

THE PIKES pay again tribute to the true mod revival sound of the late 70´s/ early 80´s, featuring some 60’s influences to a genuine Mod-Punk sound. „Something’s going on“ is fast and wild. It’s one stomper after another. The secret? A perfect harmony of pop hooks and catchy background vocals, put together with blazing guitar riffs, a vibrant bass and forceful drums. Staying real to the good old days they returned to the fully analogue Schaltraum Studio of Berlin and recorded the songs on dark brown Tascam tape.

So watch out for this platter and go get it – „Where The Action Is“!

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Release Date
31st August 2012

Tracklisting
Something's Going On
Changing Of The Guard
Another Show Tomorrow
Ain't Got A Clue
Trouble
Midnight Shopping
Best Time
Fine Excuses
Waiting Room
Know Better Now
From Love To Hate
Where The Action Is

Personnel
Flo - vocals
Jens - guitar
Matze - bass guitar
Ulli - drums

The Band

In 2007 three guys got together in a record store in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

They had all been in bands before, playing punk rock, ska and rockabilly. Soon they found out that they all had a preference not only for the ‘60s mod classics, but also for the mod revival sound of the late ‘70s. One rehearsal was enough to let the three know it was right. So Jens, Ulli and Matze formed THE PIKES. Songs were written and a couple of covers chosen. Singer Flo completed the line-up and after a little while, they started gigging in Berlin, Hamburg and Potsdam.

In 2009 THE PIKES recorded a couple of songs at SMAIL-SHOCK-PRODUCTIONS. Somehow the tapes made their way to the TFA HQ and the the debut EP “No name street”were pressed on vinyl. THE PIKES extended their reach, playing all over Germany, Austria and finally made it to play at the Punx Picnic Festival in Birmingham, UK. 

Around two years later, in 2012 THE PIKES recorded and published their first longplayer “Something’s Going On” and continued touring, e.g. to beautiful Switzerland. They felt that indeed something was going on and at the end of 2013 guitarist Jens left the band. After a little while, an long lasting friend of the band and ingenious guitarist Dusty completed the line up.

Description

It is nearly three years since THE PIKES released their debut MLP, but now they are finally back with a new album, which contains 12 untamed songs.

THE PIKES pay again tribute to the true mod revival sound of the late 70´s/ early 80´s, featuring some 60’s influences to a genuine Mod-Punk sound. „Something’s going on“ is fast and wild. It’s one stomper after another. The secret? A perfect harmony of pop hooks and catchy background vocals, put together with blazing guitar riffs, a vibrant bass and forceful drums. Staying real to the good old days they returned to the fully analogue Schaltraum Studio of Berlin and recorded the songs on dark brown Tascam tape.

So watch out for this platter and go get it – „Where The Action Is“!

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Compact Disc, LP limited version, LP regular version