The Mongrelettes is a new’n’cool garage band hailing from Athens, Greece & powered by a line up with four gals & one guy! An almost all-female combo, featuring Marika Yé Yé: Lead vocals, percussion, theremin, harmonica, acoustic guitar, Mariloo: Fuzz guitar, backing vocals, Calamity: Bass, Silver Bruise: Drums, percussion, backing vocals & Titto Mongrel: Farfisa Organ! Influenced by various 60’s garage & psych pioneers bridging all the hot stuff from the past to the now sound of!!! Their first fabulous 7” EP came out in 2011 via Fuzz Overdose Records, got lotsa positive feedback and is outta print!!! So far, they gigged with some cool bands like The Magnificent Brotherhood, The Stems, The Fuzztones, Movie Star Junkies, The Fall, shared the stage with The Launderettes, Death By Unga Bunga, The Mobsmen etc., as well with some Greek garage & rock’n’roll combos! Their debut full-length is out now captures the band at their finest hour, including an awesome opening organ-garage tune called it “I’ll Cry Over You”, packed with a catchy & upbeat feeling!! “Baby Who Knows”, plus “Wait Another Day”, are great moody-garage-winners for your next garage-shutdown!!! “You’ll Never Fall” & “I’am The One” are fine revved-up garage pounders with a “relaxed” teen-attitude, uplifting your day’n’night!!! “What’s Going On” is an ace track and one of my big faves, starts like a garage-beat tune & then transformed into a real garage-punkadelic masterpiece with interesting tempo changes, reminds me the Ill Wind with a speed on, meet the Hunger’s upside-down compositions, haunted by an ampheta-Californian feeling!!! “I Never Told You”, & “Shallow Love” are groovie & organ-fuzzed-up stompers, for sure you’ll dig them to the max, the cool’n’mutated cover of The New Wing’s ’68 anthem “I Need Love” will drive you crazy, while “Moments” is a moody-psychedelic-pop ballad with drivin’n’cryin’ melody!! “Never Come My Way”, an instant-garage-shaking-hit, liqueuring your next drunken party!On the CD and Digital version you’ll find also an extra nice version of this track (lead vocals by the ex-Cardinals Chris Pierros). Last but not least, “It’s Over” reach the climax, a trippy garage-pop-psychedelic tune at garagedelic velocity, focusing on sweet’n’acid harmonies, Marika’s right-on-target vocals, theremin, an “endless-journey-swirlin’-farfisa", as well bass & drums interchange, with lysergic guitar feedbackin’ your mind!!! A real masterpiece!!! Without a doubt, The Mongrelettes are here to stay, they’ve won their personal battle between dreams’n’nightmares, the Greek true-harsh reality, creating their garage-punk-psych-pop dream come true! An absolutely essential release, a great debut that will just blow you away!!!
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