Monday, September 24, 2012

The Manikins (Agalmatophilia: The First Two Lp's)

Per request, a re-post from 11/16/08.
  This is a killer disk!! It has the Manikins first two albums, which I think are their best. They have a kind of Hives feel to them, while falling on the trashier garage side of things . It all started back in 2001 when four guys got together on a punkrockshow in Nyköping. It turned out that everyone enjoyed the same kind of music and were in love with trashy garagepunk. After a couple of weeks the band started to rehearse and they turned out to play a harder and faster kind of punkrock. Pretty soon they entered Omega Studio in Nyköping and recorded a couple of songs that would end up on the split 7? with Local oafs (another Nyköping act). After a couple of gigs the band almost quit playing for various reasons and all was silent until they decided to start playing the music that once brought them together. They once again entered the studio to record a eight song demo that they sent out to various labels across the globe. The first one who swallowed the bight was the newly started label P.Trash in Germany who got release a 7″ EP called “Don’t Gimme A Choice”. After this release it was Italian label Rockin Bones who got the opportunity to release the bands first album. As the band went on tour they first recorded 12 new songs for their second album called “Epileptic” who was released on P.Trash the 17th of June 2004. “Epileptic” became an instant hit that led to some local gigs in Sweden and some touring around Europe. If you want to know more about the Manikins, Here's their Myspace.

Screaming Apple Records 2004

♪♫♪♫ Agalmatophilia ♫♪♫♪


geololo said...

Good stuff, but wasn't there an australian powerpop band called Manikins also, in the 79-80s years ?

Frank said...

There was, if you want to check them out here's a link.
Here's a youtube post of one of my favorite Manikins tunes.
Thanks for the comment!