If you mix a cocktail of surf, rockabilly, punk and ska, add two thirds of Romagnolo blood and one third of pure Scottish malt, this is what you get: pure essence of Hormonauts! The band represents the heritage of the ten years experience of Sasso, one of the most acclaimed double bass player of the European rock’n’roll scene, Pinna, a great drummer from the punk/hardcore scene, and Andy, a member of the Mutoid Waste Co., a pure Scotsman and a rock’n’roll lover. He is the guitarist and singer of...
If you mix a cocktail of surf, rockabilly, punk and ska, add two thirds of Romagnolo blood and one third of pure Scottish malt, this is what you get: pure essence of Hormonauts! The band represents the heritage of the ten years experience of Sasso, one of the most acclaimed double bass player of the European rock’n’roll scene, Pinna, a great drummer from the punk/hardcore scene, and Andy, a member of the Mutoid Waste Co., a pure Scotsman and a rock’n’roll lover. He is the guitarist and singer of this band that certainly represents a real revolution in the varied and contradictory Italian rock scene. The bare essential line up allows the three Hormonauts to "abuse" and throw their instruments on the stage like madmen. Their live shows have a unique and unmistakable sound and one of the Hormonauts’ concerts is certainly an event. You just have to listen to them! The Hormonauts were formed in 1999 and thanks to the support of an independent swiss label - Voodoo Rhythm rec. released their first record “Hormone Hop” by throughout Europe. It features twelve tracks, among them “Get off the wagon”, “Sweet young thing”, “Turkey Jive” and a great version of “Black Slacks”. The three artists promoted this record with many concerts in Europe: Germany, France, Holland, Spain, Switzerland are just a few of the countries that the fearless rockers stir up with their live act. So in three years they get a record deal with Ammonia Records – one of the most important italian independent labels and publish “Mini skirt”. Here the sound is even more blended, and the trio’s original tracks are truly epic. “Mini skirt”, “I see two”, “Mojito Joe” are three authentic jewels, with their excellent mix of rockabilly flavour with surf, ska and punk. The amazing versions of “Tainted love” and “Lonesome train” make this album appealing to a more varied audience. Their third album, “Hormone airlines”, is licensed by V2 records. Among its 14 tracks quite a few stand out: “Just why your blue” (with a rock/garage sound), “Cassius” and then “Solid gone”, “Little red Vanette” (going at a full speed with a captivating swing) up to the amazing ‘electro-western’ version of “Staying alive”, a pure essence of madness which will become a new video and a radio single. The “Hormonauts” believe their third album holds their real musical essence, their style and their artistic inspiration which the group has named “Hormonebilly”. Now, introduced by the hit cover “My Sharona” The Hormonauts released “Hormonized”, their fourth album. It’s time now for the band to shift into a pure rock and roll sound: “Lucky Toy”, and “My Sharona”, but also the soft “Top of the world” or the “western” atmosphere of “Greasy Black hands. “Hormonized” and “Hormonette” are already true hymns, but the real blow are “Just Drive” and “Shit faced”!
The Hormonauts have taken part in the more important national rock festivals alongside groups such as Rancid, The Cramps, Nofx, Manu Chao, Millencollin, Ska-P, The Mars Volta and The Hives. Right now the Hormonauts are touring all over Italy and part of Europe with a new member, the Fourth Hormonaut, Reverend Cosmic, Andy's prodigal cousin from Somewhere, Texas! He's a Lap-Steel and Baritone guitar-slinger who'll be bringing a deep country twang and fuzz to the musical hurricane we already know and love! They'll be playing at Festivals, Clubs and wherever the fun is, riding their Big Blue Burnin’ Bus, two-litre diesel pleasure mobile!
Discography: “Hormone Hop” (Voodoo Rhytm, 2002), “Mini-Skirt” (Ammonia/V2, 2003), “Hormone Airlines” (V2, 2004), “Homonized” (V2, 2006). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.